Jallen Named To Paralympic Team

February 21, 2018 GMT

Stephanie Jallen’s journey back to the Paralympics medal stand is officially underway. The Harding native and 2014 graduate of Wyoming Area was named to the United States’ alpine skiing team for next month’s Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. U.S. Paralympics announced the 23-athlete team in a news release Tuesday on teamusa.org. The Paralympic games run from March 9-18, and the U.S. kicks off its alpine competition with downhill on March 10. That’s just one of the five events Jallen plans to compete in at these games, she said last week at a meet and greet in Scranton. At the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia, Jallen took bronze in the Super-G and super combined and also competed in the slalom. She said she’s rounding out the alpine circuit this time by adding downhill and giant slalom to her schedule. Jallen could not be reached for comment by Tuesday night. Jallen — who was left with one leg and one fully developed arm after a birth defect — is one of six former Paralympic medalists on this year’s alpine contingent. Six-time medalist Laurie Stephens, a Wenham, Massachusetts resident competing in her fourth Paralympics, also highlights the roster. She’s also one of two Pennsylvanians on the alpine team along with Tyler Carter of Topton, located in Berks County. Contact the writer: eshultz@citizensvoice.com; 570-821-2054; @CVEricShultz on Twitter