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Winter parasports competitors Tyler Mosher and Mark Arendz apply for Amazing Race

Host of show, and graphic saying Applications are closed. Image credit: The Amazing Race Canada

With The Amazing Race Canada casting application date having closed yesterday, Canadian Paralympic Committee and Canadian Para-Nordic Skiing have both wished  winter parasportspeople Tyler Mosher and Mark Arendz good luck with their application.

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Mosher is a 2010 Para-Nordic Paralympian  and 2014 Para-snowboarder Paralympian.  The forty-two year old from Wolfville, Nova Scotia became a walking paraplegic following a snowboarding accident in 2000.  He used skiing, snowboarding and yoga as part of his therapy following his accident, and quickly became involved with the development of para-snowboarding as a sport during this time.  When the sport became a nationally recognized one in Canada and had a national team created in 2007, Mosher was one of the first people to be on the team.  When not involved with winter disability sport, he owns a landscaping business and does motivational speaking.

 

Twenty-four year old Arendz is a Para-Nordic skier from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.  Despite his relative youth, he has been a member of the national team for eight years.  Competing at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, he won a pair of medals including a silver in the biathlon short distance race, and bronze in the middle distance event.  Arendz is a standing skier, and is missing part of his  left arm as a result of a farming accident when he was seven years old.  He took up skiing before the accident, at the age of five.  He began his competitive skiing career in 2003 against able-bodied skiers with the use of a prosthesis.  Arendz was inspired to do so following the 2002 Winter Olympics, which he saw on television

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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