Maddry wins bronze at World Para Snowboard event in Canada
Racing in her first international competition, Kate Maddry of Wasilla captured a bronze medal in the women’s boardercross at the Para Snowboard World Cup in Canada.
She joined fellow American Brittani Coury on the podium as Team USA went first-third.
Maddry, Mat-Su Career & Tech High fame, earned 60 points toward qualifying for the 2022 Paralympic Games.
The 17-year-old had her right leg amputated when she was 9 because of a birth defect. A year later, she began snowboarding and was invited to join the race team at Challenge Alaska.