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Zach Miller of Team United States competes during the Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Qualification during day two of the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics at on March 06, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, China. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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Zach Miller

2023 ESPY Award Winner - Best Athlete with a Disability
  • Hometown
    Littleton, CO
  • Team
    Para Snowboard Pro
  • Years on Team
    7 (since 2018)
  • Born
  • Club(s)
    Adaptive Action Sports
  • School:
    DeVry University
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Zach was born with cerebral palsy and discovered snowboarding through the hospital sports program at the Children's Hospital in Denver. Daniel Gale recruited Zach to join his snowboard team at age 13 and helped him progress into an elite athlete. Miller credits him as the most influential person in his athletic career as he offered him so much support and taught him how to be an ambassador, not just a snowboarder. Zach quickly moved through the international rankings and earned a spot on the U.S. Para Snowboard team in 2018. He is a two-time World Champion, 5-time World Champ medalist, and one-time Paralympian (2022).  Zach’s goal is to “be a guy you always want out on the hill with you. Maybe [to win] a Paralympic gold medal too.” His favorite sports memory is winning his second World Championship title with Mike Minor. Recently, Zach Miller was awarded the 2023 “Best Athlete with a Disability” ESPY Award. Zach wrapped up last season with three medals at the 2023 World Championships in La Molina in banked slalom team (gold), dual banked slalom (silver), and snowboardcross (bronze). 

Zach describes himself as a massive nerd, a huge gamer, and extremely competitive; his favorite thing about snowboarding is how fast he can go. His hobbies include gaming, riding motorcycles, and clay target shooting. Additionally, he works as a coach at Adaptive Action Sports, teaching new development athletes to snowboard and start racing; he also set up some new PCs in the office so we can start building a local adaptive E-Sports Program

Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, 11th (snowboardcross), 15th (banked slalom)
World Championships
Gold – 2023 (banked slalom team), 2021 (dual banked slalom) Silver - 2023 (dual banked slalom) Bronze – 2023 (snowboardcross), 2019 (snowboardcross)