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Tokyo Bound!

I have always dreamed about competing in the Olympic Games as a young kid. At that time in my life, I had hoped to compete in soccer. I started playing soccer at the age of four and the rest is history. I fell in love with the sport and knew that soccer was going to be part of my life's purpose. I played all through high school and was recruited to play at a Division Two school in Denver,...

2020 ParaCycling Track World Championships

Hello everyone, I would like to give a recap of my adventure at the 2020 ParaCycling Track World Championships.First I would like to say the week could have gone better but I am happy with my performance. We suffered a loss in my family with the unexpected passing of my Uncle. This was extremely difficult for me. I was told of his passing on Tuesday 28 January. The week for me then became a mental struggle as I wanted...

Alpine Race Camp

Gidday fellow readers,In late January I had a chance to participate on an alpine race camp at Mammoth Mountain with Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, which was made possible to me thanks to PossAbilities.With this same group we did some classes a couple years ago, on what was my return to snowboarding, thanks again to PossAbilities.I stayed in touch w them, and when the opportunity showed up for a skiing camp, I was proactive and asked if they would allow...

ParaCycling Track World Championships

This last week I spent at the LA Velodrume with TeamUSA ParaCycling training for ParaCycling Track World Championships that will take place in Milton, Canada from 30 January through 2 February. Training at team camp went well, we had six days of training for our specific events to include having double training sessions most days. The team looks really good and this could be our best all around team we have ever taken to World Championships. I am looking forward...

Round one- Team USA tryouts

On January 15th I woke up early and began my journey to make it to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to compete with Team USA women's wheelchair basketball team. I drove to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, next stop, Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. I got in late that evening and dropped my sports chair off at the gym and got some good rest before the hectic schedule began.Thursday Morning, January 16th, we woke up at 5am to complete...

Who am I

It has come to my attention that many reading the PossAbilities blog may not know who I am. So I would like to tell you a little about myself.I am Shawn Morelli a C4 My move into the world of para-cycling was unforeseen. I was in the Army, deployed as an engineer officer in Afghanistan in 2007. When I was seriously injured \and had my life changed. I was left with permanent injuries, blinding my left eye, damaging my neck...

Starting 2020 Properly

On January, 12th I raced the first race of my season a 20k Time Trial at Fiesta Island in San Diego where I hold for the second consecutive year the Fiesta Island 20k Time Trial Series Championship in Para-Athlete Category. This was not my fastest time at 22.5mph average speed vs 23.8mph I did last October, but a great run considering the following. This time of year the track and weather conditions are not conducive to fast times at...

2020 Goals

Happy to be where I am happy to be who I am and happy to know how I helped people drive their mind set to new ideas and perseverance and their challenges I cant wait to star showcasing the projects along with my races this year always happy to know I am a part of an awesome team possabilities #iamamputee

2020!

As 2020 begins, I can’t help but be excited for all of the opportunities and possibilities that await. My training plan is in place and I’m working with my coaches to execute our plan this year. I’m putting together my racing schedule and am excited about where I know I will be racing this year. It takes a month or two in the beginning of the year for some of the locations of nationals to be...

How Long Did it Take You?

When I first rode a handcycle, I swore to myself that you’d never see me in “Spandex”. You’ll never see me in a skintight cycling kit. The first event I ever did was in basketball shorts and a tank top. I wasn’t the Spandex type…just not me. About a year later, I got a cycling top. It was baggy and neon green…for safety purposes only. I’m not one of those cyclists! I’m...