Brain Rowland is a para-alpine skier on the Canadian National Team. He broke his back in 2015 and sustained a spinal cord injury in a motocross accident, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. He was a Red Seal journeyman plumber at the time and really enjoyed his trade. Brian started sit skiing in 2017 and dreamed of making the national team someday. He was a quick learner and made the Canadian Para Alpine Ski Team just two years later. This past season he made his World Cup, World Champs and Paralympic debut and he’s been living his dream as a ski racer and traveling the world ever since. At the Beijing 2022 Winter Games Brian was the top North American finisher in Super G and GS. He trains hard in the gym and loves hand cycling long distances in the off season as well as water sports such as wake surfing, water skiing and kayaking. Brian also does a lot of trail riding on his ATV and snowmobile when he has the time during his winter breaks at home. Family and friendships are very important to him and he makes time to see the great people in his life as often as possible. During his down time he listens to a lot of music, read books and do puzzles for fun.