Incoming First-Year Joins US Paralympics Nordic Team

gold silver bronze medalsAfter Jake Adicoff was admitted to Bowdoin last year, he requested to defer his matriculation by one year. “His plan was to devote his year to training to try to make it to the Paralympic games in Sochi,” Dean of Admissions Scott Meiklejohn said.

His dedication paid off. Last week, Adicoff made it on to the U.S. Paralympic Nordic Team, a group of 12 men and four women, the Idaho Mountain Express reports.

Adicoff, who is visually impaired, grew up in Wood River, Idaho. The Nordic skiing competition will take place in Sochi March 8-16. Adicoff will attend a pre-Paralympic training camp at Ridnaun, Italy, starting Feb. 23, and then travel to Germany to sign paperwork and get outfitted in Team USA garb before flying to Russia, according to the paper.

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