Mar 05 Countdown to Sochi: Two days

By Jamie M. Blanchard | March 05, 2014, 6 a.m. (ET)

Hawaii is known for sand and surf, not snow sports. But the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Team includes two native Hawaiians. Ahead of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, March 7-16, in Russia, learn more about snowboarder Evan Strong and Nordic skier Jeremy Wagner, also a U.S. Army Reserves veteran, both who hail from Hawaii.

Ranked No. 1 in the world with teammate Mike Shea, Evan Strong is a favorite in the first-ever Paralympic snowboarding competition, which is March 14 in Sochi, Russia. He is a native of Maui, Hawaii, but lives in Nevada City, Calif.

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