Laurie Stephens is an American alpine monoskier with spina bifida known for representing her country at various international events including the world-renowned Paralympics. She won several medals at the Paralympics as well as other championships. She will once again represent her nation at the 2022 Paralympics in Beijing and is among those players who can win a medal for her team.
Laurie Stephens was born on March 5, 1984 in Wenham, Massachusetts, USA to parents John and Donna Stephens. She was born with a spina bifida disability and made the decision to fight it at an early age when she began actively participating in sports. She grew up in her hometown with her brother Scott.
Laurie attended Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School and is known to have completed her college education at the University of New Hampshire, where she received her bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recovery. She did not provide any further information about her education or qualifications.
Laurie Stephens’ career
Laurie has always been a skier and has loved the sport since she was 12 and at the age of 15 she became a member of Christ Devlin Young’s New England Disabled Ski Team. She began competing in local and national competitions in five categories: downhill sit, slalom, giant slalom, super-G and super combined. She later competed in the 2006 Paralympic Games, marking her debut. Laurie also competed in the 2010, 2014 and 2018 Paralympic Games and collected a total of 7 medals including 2 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals. Meanwhile, since 2011 she also competed in IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Sestriere, where she won a silver and a bronze medal.
Until 2013 she competed at La Molina and scored a bronze and gold medal in downhill and siting events, and later in 2015 at Panorama she won a bronze medal again. Recently she won a gold medal in women’s giant slalom in paraalpine skiing at 2021, World Para Snow Sports, Norway. She is currently representing the USA at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games and will be competing in her first downhill sitting event on March 7-5, 2022. She will have a close race against world-renowned athletes like Anna Lena Foster and Kranjska Gora.
Laurie Stephens biography
|Real name||Laurie Stephens|
|date of birth||March 5, 1984|
|Age (as of 2022)||37 years|
|place of birth||Wenham, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|height||in feet inches – 5′ 0” – in centimeters – 152cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 54kg – in pounds – 119 pounds|
|shoe size||6 (USA)|
|Hair color||light brown|
Laurie Stephens Family
|school||Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School|
|University||University of New Hampshire|
|Who is Laurie Stephens’ husband?||none|
Laurie has not revealed any personal details about her relationships and personal life with the media and is known for leading a private lifestyle. However, she is known to enjoy reading and knitting in her free time. Laurie has been active on Twitter since 2009 and currently only has 194 followers. Apart from that, she has no other active social media accounts like Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram.
Laurie Stephens net worth
She has been active in her alpine skiing career for several years and has earned a lot of respect and recognition. Laurie Stephens has largely sourced her net worth over the years through her career as an alpine skier, and her net worth as of 2022 is estimated to be around $1.5 million.
Facts About Laurie Stephens
- Laurie belongs to the disability class LW12-1
- She won three medals in her first ever Paralympic participation in 2006.
- Laurie was named the 2006 Paralympic Athlete of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee.
- She was nominated for the annual Excellence in Sports Performance award for Best Female Athlete in 2006.
- She also competed in Paralympic swimming and holds a record for the 100m and 200m backstroke.