[VIDEO] Trevor Kennison is First Adaptive Skier to Hit X Games Big Air Jump

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Trevor Kennison became the first adaptive athlete to hit the X Games Big Air jump. The jump is 70 feet lip to knuckle and 80 feet to the sweet spot. SPOILER: He went further!

While snowboarding in the Vail backcountry on November 15, 2014, Trevor suffered a burst fracture of his T-11 and T-12 vertebrae and punctured his spinal cord after catching an edge off a 10-ft. kicker he built with his buddies. The injury left him paralyzed from the waist down. He was 22 years old when the accident occurred.

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