Saylor O’Brien

Alpine Skiing



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

“If at first you don’t succeed, try doing what your coach said the first time.”


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!


Compete in the 2022 Paralympics in Beijing, China

Favorite quote/mantra:

“Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.”

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.


Read more from Saylor on The Mighty.


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