Para-Bobsled found its start in the early 2000s with its first World Cup event in 2014-2015. As of right now, the World Cup hosts only one category of athletes: a seated category for athletes that have spinal cord injuries, above-the-knee amputations, and other injuries which medically fit that classification. The U.S. team has a large contingent of lower limb amputees due to warrior programs and currently, they do not fit into that classification.
The ESWG event in February is a first of its kind in that we are hosting a "push" event for athletes that currently do not classify into the World Cup seated category.
For more information on adaptive bobsled, contact John Napier at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Seevers at email@example.com.
There are no refunds of entry fees. While registering please double-check the dates of competition and qualification requirements needed to compete. In the case of a medical emergency, depending on the circumstances, a refund MAY be considered.
The Empire State Winter Games, in conjunction with the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), proudly host a variety of adaptive events for athletes of all ability levels. Adaptive races are open to all persons with a physical or cognitive disability. You do not have to be a New York State resident to participate in the Empire State Games.
Athlete must be a licensed USABS mono-bobsled driver.
Athlete must be classified as per the IBSF standards for Para- push bobsled.