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28 January, 2019 Back to News/Events


After being injured in an IED attack in 2006, Chad elected to have his right leg amputated below the knee. At the same time Chad was deciding to amputate, Timmy O’Neill and D.J. Skelton decided to start Paradox Sports, a non-profit dedicated to facilitating outdoor experiences for people with physical disabilities. Shortly after being fitted with his first prosthesis, Chad was invited to Paradox’s first event in Boulder, CO.

Over the years, Chads role with Paradox Sports evolved from participant to volunteer. He now helps run events for Paradox as an organizer, volunteer and instructor. His favorite event of the year is the annual Paradox Ice event held in Ouray, CO. During this event Chad can be found instructing new participants in the gorge and making pizza for the crew in the evening.

Chads resume includes climbing 20,000′ Lobuche in Nepal, Bridal Veil Falls in Colorado, Zodiac on El Capitan, Mt Rainier, and extensive rock and ice routes around North America. In the spring of 2016, Chad will travel to Tibet where he will attempt Mt Everest with US Expeditions and Explorations.

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