Andy Wirth was recently featured in an online article for IRONMAN. The article described Wirth’s incredible story of survival following a skydiving accident in October 2013. Wirth, an experienced skydiver, was completing a jump with two of his friends when he found himself impaled by a pole. He almost lost his entire arm in the accident, but he was able to keep himself calm until he was rescued and taken to a hospital in an ambulance. Wirth said it took three months to regain use of his arm.
In his struggle for survival and in his efforts to restore his regular fitness level, Wirth crossed paths with a Navy Seal team that was in town for winter combat training. As fate would have it, Wirth teammed up with them to train and compete in an IRONMAN 70.3 race.
In his Facebook page, it’s said that Andy Wirth currently serves as the President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. Wirth has served in that position since 2010 and was featured on an episode of Undercover Boss set in his Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts in 2013.
Andy Wirth has almost three decades of experience in the mountain resort and hotel industry. He has been instrumental in bringing tourism and business to the Olympic Valley, California region in the past several years – https://www.crowdrise.com/wwsupport.
For his activism in the community and philanthropic efforts, Andy Wirth was awarded Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award from the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees. Andy Wirth was also named the Citizen of the Year by Disabled Sports USA in 2014. Wirth is frequently profiled for his extreme training regimen for competing in triathlons and marathon races since his accident.