Greg Mallory Competes in 2006 Paralympic Games

Gregory W. Mallory JD/MBA'94 recently competed in three cross country ski events during the 2006 Paralympic Games, held March 10-19, 2006, in Torino, Italy. A first-time participant, Mallory competed as a member of the U.S. Paralympic Nordic Ski Team.

The U.S. Paralympic Team consisted of 56 athletes (11 women and 45 men) from across the United States — nine of whom composed the U.S. Paralympic Nordic Ski Team. During the Paralympic Games, athletes with similar disabilities competed against one another in five event categories, including alpine and cross country skiing, biathlon, ice sledge hockey, and curling. More than 1,200 participants from 40 different nations and 200,000 spectators attended the games. Mallory competed in three cross country sit-ski events — the men's 5 km, 10 km and 15 km cross country sit-ski races.

A downhill skier since age 5, Mallory was paralyzed in an alpine skiing accident on Mount Hood during his final year of law school. In 2002, he attended a ski clinic to learn to cross country sit-ski. The following year, he joined the U.S. National Ski Team and became a regular competitor in World Cup ski events. He was named to the U.S. Paralympic Team in February 2006.

"It was an amazing experience,”"Mallory said. "I've done the World Cup circuit for three years, but the opening ceremony of these games really stood out for me. We were in the same venue as the Olympic Games. More than 30,000 attendees were there to watch the lighting of the torch."

Mallory joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt after completing the Joint Degree Program at Willamette University in 1994. He is an associate in the firm's Portland office, where he specializes in corporate finance and securities regulation law. Mallory is a member of the Business Law and Securities Law sections of the Oregon State Bar and the Business Law section of the Washington State Bar.