Now, his hard work and dedication earned him a nomination to compete for the U.S. team in the Paralympic Winter Games on March 7-16 in Sochi, Russia as part of the USA Alpine Skiing Team.
Hunt is one of four veterans competing. The others are Heath Calhoun (Army/Bristol, Tenn.), Devlin-Young (Coast Guard), and Jon Lujan (Marine Corps/Littleton, Colo.)
Competition for alpine skiing will take place March 8-16, with March 12 scheduled as an off-day. Athletes will compete in five disciplines — downhill, super-G, super combined, slalom and giant slalom.
The USOC and NBC Olympics have partnered to provide an unprecedented level of coverage to the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. NBC and NBC Sports Network will combine to air 50 hours of television, starting on March 7 with the opening ceremony. It will be followed by daily coverage of all five Paralympic sports in the Sochi program, before the games’ closing ceremony is broadcast on March 16. In addition, TeamUSA.org will live stream all events from the Paralympic Winter Games.
"When I was introduced to skiing and got involved with racing, I found a new passion that I now can serve my country and represent them in a different manner ..." -- Joel Hunt, U.S. Paralympian