David Umstead writes-
Let me give you a bit of background on Rob. We moved to Manchester in 1978 when Rob was eight. We always skied a lot as a family and skiing became Rob’s passion at an early age. He became interested in ski racing when he was at Manchester High School and drove himself to Stowe, VT every weekend in the winters of his junior and senior year to train with the Mount Mansfield Ski Club. He went on to ski for UMass Amherst and was named captain and MVP of the of the Team in his senior year. When he graduated UMass, his plan was to coach ski racing for a year or two and then apply to medical school to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather. Somehow, the med school gig never happened. He followed his passion and I am guessing that last Saturday, one day before his 43 birthday, was the greatest day of his life. I am guessing this tops the two bronze medals at the Paralympic Games in Whistler.
You can follow the story of Rob and Danelle as a team at their website … www.Vision4Gold.com or via the link to Facebook.
I have attached a picture of Rob and Danelle getting their gold medal in Sochi.