Patrick Halgren’s favorite part about alpine skiing is the connection between technique and speed. “You can’t fake fast,” says Halgren. He is a believer that he was meant for something greater, so he is channeling his training to honor his late twin brother Lucas ‘Sven’ Halgren, who encouraged him to take up para skiing after his accident in 2013 which resulted in a left leg amputation. Patrick rose through the U.S. ranks and was nominated to the U.S. Para Alpine team in 2021, and he has since become a Paralympian (2022). When he’s not skiing, Patrick loves rollerblading and road-tripping.