Spencer started skiing very young and even started racing at age five. Wood was diagnosed with hemiplegia of the right side of his body as a baby due to a stroke; although he was diagnosed early in life, Spencer’s parents didn’t tell him about the diagnosis until he was 10. He began competitive Para skiing after he attended a Disabled Sports USA race camp in December 2014. He joined the U.S. Para Alpine Team in 2017 and has become a two-time Paralympian (2018, 2022).
Wood’s favorite quote is “Believe” - Ted Lasso, and he credits his Mom and Andrew Weibrecht as the most influential people in his career