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Former UAF shooter aims for the gold in Paralympics

...thought to be the first Alaskan to compete in the games for disabled athletes. Tompkins is training with the U.S. Disabled Ski Team for the 2006 Winter Paralympics in Torino, Italy. Before the competition started, Jordan said he has a prepared...
Pursuing golden dreams

...might earn berths. That uncertainty is one reason he stepped up his training this summer. But Zirbisegger and U.S. Disabled Ski Team program director Sandy Metzger both said Tompkins should earn a spot in the Paralympics if he has a good season...
Tompkins third at Breckenridge

...skier with a time of 1:46.19. The Hartford Ski Spectacular is a Nor-Am Level 2 race, but many of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team members use it to kick of their seasons. The week-long event also features seminars on living with disabilities...
Liberated by speed a ski at speeds up to 70 mph as part of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team, mono-skiers Tompkins and Devlin-Young asked if he had tried it. Tompkins made the U.S. Disabled Ski Team's "C" team in 1999 and even won the first...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Before Tompkins achieves his dream of competing in the Olympics, though, he must first become a member of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team - which should be the easiest nomination the team's coaches will ever make if Tompkins keeps up his current...
Juneau Empire Story Archive return to action, but U.S. Disabled Ski Team member Joe Tompkins of Juneau...even Chris Waddell (the U.S. Disabled Ski Team's top mono-skier...goal is to qualify for the U.S. Disabled Ski Team at the Paralympics next...
Local Briefs

...Colo. Tompkins said he's hoping for better results in the rest of this week's series. He also said the U.S. Disabled Ski Team has been invited to participate in the X Games later this month and will ski some exhibition races. "In three...
Leader of the pack

...slalom race in Wildschoenau, the 17-member U.S. Disabled Ski Team will return to North America. Tompkins said he...Championships on Feb. 29 through March 7. The U.S. Disabled Ski Team will return to Europe for the World Cup Finals...
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

...good warm up," said Tompkins, a member of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team and 2002 Paralympian. "I'm very happy. It...slalom race ever. There were some guys (from the U.S. Disabled Ski Team) who have been taking the year off, but they...


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