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Former UAF shooter aims for the gold in Paralympics

Former University of Alaska Fairbanks shooter Dan Jordan is going for Paralympic gold this week in Greece.
Pursuing golden dreams

Joe Tompkins is the kind of guy who wears his dreams on his sleeve, or at least on his back bumper where his license plate reads, "SKI 02."
Tompkins third at Breckenridge

Joe Tompkins, a U.S. Disabled Alpine Ski Team member from Juneau, took third place among mono-skiers in the giant slalom race Friday at the Hartford Ski Spectacular in Breckenridge, Colo.
Liberated by speed

...only part of the joy. By racing a high-tech chair strapped to a ski at speeds up to 70 mph as part of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team, mono-skiers Tompkins and Devlin-Young are spreading a message of hope. "The main reason we're in it...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Tompkins, a member of the Winter Park Disabled Ski Team, established himself as one of the elite performers in international ski racing this week when he posted four top-10 finishes at the Disabled Alpine World Cup Finals in Breckenridge, Colo. - including a bronze in Wednesday's super-G.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Tompkins back in action, crashes THE JUNEAU EMPIRE It wasn't the best return to action, but U.S. Disabled Ski Team member Joe Tompkins of Juneau was back on the slopes today at the U.S. Disabled Alpine Championships despite...
Local Briefs

Staff reports of Juneau sports events.
Leader of the pack

Winning wasn't on his mind when Juneau's Joe Tompkins entered the starting gate for Sunday's Disabled World Cup Super-G race in Abtenau, Austria.
Tompkins tabbed for Turin

...seventh in Monday's Super-G, completing the course in 1:00.89. Tompkins is in his seventh year on the U.S. Disabled Ski Team. In 2002, Tompkins placed sixth in both the downhill and Super-G at the Salt Lake City Paralympics.
Tompkins shines at Eastern Regionals

Juneau monoskier Joe Tompkins posted four strong finishes last weekend during the Eastern Regional Disabled Ski Championships at Waterville Valley, N.H., giving him plenty of confidence for the upcoming U.S. Disabled Alpine Ski Championships later this month.


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