Stephanie Jallen

Stephanie Jallen, paralympian

When Stephanie Jallen was 9-years-old she was invited to the Camelback Adaptive Ski Camp in Tannersville, Pa., and was instantly hooked on the sport. While instructors initially wanted to put her in a bi-ski tethered to an instructor, Jallen insisted on learning to ski standing up. Jallen quickly developed as a ski-racer through the Pennsylvania Center Adapted Sports, a chapter of Disabled Sports USA. She was first named to the U.S. Paralympics Alpine National B Team in 2011 at only 15-years-old. She is the second-youngest member of the national team, just two months older than teammate Staci Mannella. Jallen was born with a rare birth defect called CHILDS, Congenital Hemidysplasia with Ichthyosiform Erythroderma and Limb Defects Syndrome. CHILDS is a chromosomal disorder that affects the entire left side of the body, leaving Jallen with only one leg and one fully developed arm. Career Highlights

  • 2014: World Cup Copper Mountain, 7th giant slalom run 1, 8th giant slalom run 2; NorAm Aspen, 1st downhill; U.S. National Championships, 1st downhill, 2nd super-G
  • 2013: World Cup Thredbo, 1st slalom, 2nd giant slalom, 3rd giant slalom; World Cup Mt. Hutt, 5th super-G, super combined; IPCAS Panorama, 1st super combined and giant slalom, 3rd super-G; NorAm Copper Mountain, 2nd giant slalom
  • 2012: U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Championship, 1st slalom
  • 2011: Named to 2011-12 U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Team
  • 2009: U.S. Adaptive Alpine National Championships, 1st junior, giant slalom