Saylor O’Brien

Alpine Skiing
LW 12-1:



Woodland, UT


Bronze medal in her first Super G race
Multiple bronze medals in slalom, GS, and super G
2018: Participated in the Adaptive Sports for Social Change (ASSC) program in South Korea

Path to the #AdaptiveNation:

I was born with spina bifida, a spinal birth defect. I skied most of my childhood and when I was about 8-10, I wanted to race because i loved going fast! My dream was always to go to the Paralympics, I found the NAC competition team and they’ve supported me the whole way and continue to be my cheer squad and family!


2026 Winter Paralympic Games

Favorite quote/mantra:
Every soul who comes to earth with a leg or two at birth must wrestle his opponents knowing it’s not what is, but what can be that measures worth. Make it hard, just make it possible and through pain, I won’t complain. My spirit is unconquerable. Fearless I will face each foe for I know I am capable. I don’t care what’s probable, through blood sweat, and tears I am unstoppable.  – Anthony Robles
Lucky Charm:

I hug my teammates and coaches before I race so as I’m racing, I can remember and feel it … and it gives me strength.

When not on the ski hill, Saylor enjoys:

Rock climbing and sled hockey.


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