Kohut’s father was a racer and grew up idolizing the Crazy Canucks, so he had his family’s blessing to pursue his Paralympic dreams.
Kohut became a paraplegic after a freak accident in 1992 and had been sit-skiing for only about a year when he impressed the Canadian brass at a January training camp and was named to the national Paralympic team, becoming the first sit-skier to represent the country, which was no small feat. He became the lone Canadian man to medal in an individual event at the Paralympics in 1994. Stacy went on to win three more silver medals at the 1998 Paralympics in Japan.