VIDEO: Two For Gold: Danelle and Rob Umstead Profile
Communication is key in Danelle and Rob Umstead's marriage. Legally blind, para-alpine skier Danelle skis through the alpine gates to the sound of her husband's guiding voice.
Natural Balance® Pet Specialty Food Brand Teams up with Paralympian in Honor of National Guide Dog Month
ORRVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As a longtime supporter of guide dog schools and founder of National Guide Dog Month, the Natural Balance® pet specialty food brand knows that the unique journey guide dog teams embark on deserves to be celebrated. To shine a light on one of these remarkable stories, the Natural Balance pet specialty food brand is working with vision-impaired alpine skier and three-time Paralympic Bronze Medalist, Danelle Umstead. Learn More...
Blind skier relies on husband for safety
12-16-16: Danelle Umstead can’t see when she skis down a mountain.
Instead, the visually impaired alpine ski racer relies on her husband and guide, Rob, to get her down safely.
“The fear does creep into your mind and into your heart
,” said Umstead, who competes on the US Paralympic Team. “You just have to use that mental training and harness that inner strength and let it go
.” Learn More...
Blind skier puts her life in her husband's hands
11-17-16: Visually impaired US Paralympic skier Danelle Umstead completely relies on her guide, husband Rob, to direct her down the slopes. This series of dramatic and heartwarming photos helps give you a sense of what it is like to ski her race. Learn More...
Three things you did not know about Danelle Umstead
2-12-16: USA’s triple-Paralympic medallist reveals some facts about herself.
After winning three bronzes in the downhill and the super combined at Vancouver 2010, and in the super combined at Sochi 2014, US alpine skier Danelle Umstead has set sights on another medal at PyeongChang 2018.
Never Give Up: Blind Skier Epitomizes Paralympic Spirit at Sochi
2-15-15: “Through the sport of skiing, I’ve learned that anything is possible,” says Umstead, 42, who lives in Park City, Utah, and trains in Winter Park, Colorado. “I can do anything; I just do it different from most people.” Learn More...
This Is Trust: Paralympian Skier Guided By Husband At 70 MPH
3-14-14: Melissa Block talks to U.S. Paralympian Danelle Umstead, a visually impaired skier, and her guide and husband, Rob. Learn More...
Sight Not Needed For US Paralympic Skier In Sochi
2-17-14: WINTER PARK, Colo. — If you’ve watched U.S. Alpine skiers Julia Mancuso and Bode Miller in Sochi these Olympic Games, you know how fast and furious the sport of ski racing can be. Now imagine flying down those slopes at 60 miles per hour — with your eyes closed. Learn More...
Team USA’s Danelle Umstead Talks About Trust, Family and Skiing Blind
2-17-14: Danelle Umstead has a great sense of humor.
A professional alpine ski racer, Danelle is headed to Sochi this winter. Qualifying in all five alpine events – downhill, Super G, Super Combined, Giant Slalom and Slalom –– she is favored to medal in the speed events.
But first, she’s explaining how to pronounce her name.
Paralympians Rob & Danelle Umstead:
“People With Disabilities Can Do Amazing Things”
1-16-14: The husband-wife duo opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about preparing for the Paralympics. Legally blind, Danelle skis to the sound of her husband’s guiding voice. The couple open up about their trust – on and off the course – stating that “none of the competition has the bond that we have.” Learn More...
Paralympic Skier Danelle Umstead
3-17-10: Acquired Adrenaline for Paralympian Danelle Umstead
During the 2008-2009 ski season, Danelle Umstead raced in her first speed event. She side slipped the entire course and “didn’t even point them” (referring to aiming her skis downhill.) It was the scariest thing she’d ever done. She’d never do it again.
Fast forward one year and she has a whole new perspective. Every time she gets to the bottom of the race course, she wants to go again.