Shane McConkey

By | September 3, 2016

Professional skier from Canada Shane McConkey net worth is estimated to be $500 thousand. Shane McConkey married to Sherry McConkey and passed away in 2009. Being a freestyle ski diver who took the sport to a new level through his daredevil stunts from all over the world. He died at a young age of 39 years and has left a handsome amount for his family.

Shane McConkey

Name Shane McConkey
Net Worth $0.5 Million
Source of Income Freestyle Skier
Annual Salary $100,000
Monthly Income $8,000
Weekly Income $2,000
Daily Income $280
Birth Date December 30, 1969
Ethnicity White
Height  –
Weight  –
Wife Sherry McConkey
Passed Away March 26, 2009

His birth place is Vancouver in British Columbia. He had a very peripatetic childhood and quiet often shifted from one place to the other. His father Jim McConkey was a former extreme skier in United States. He grew up majorly in Sqaw Valley, California and attended the University of Colorado, Boulder but soon dropped out of college to pursue the sport seriously.

McConket started his training in skiing and attended the Burke Mountain Academy. He started his career in ski racing and went on to try his hands on extreme skiing. He combined base jumping with skiing and became a popular face in sports magazine. McConkey was nicknamed Cliff Huckstable and Saucer Boy for his talent in the sport. He also devised reverse chamber skis and developed the first mountain bindings fastened onto water skis. McConkey was included in the US Ski & Snowboard Hall of fame in 2011. In 2002 he was ranked no.1 ski jumper all over Europe. He debuted in the movie Walls of Freedom in 1995 and went on to act in several other films like Ski Movie series, Global Storming, Nick Nixon’s Ski Theatre, Ultimate Rush, Yearbook to name a few. His last movie was McConkey in 2013.

McConkey got married to Shery McConkey in 2004. Their weeding was commenced in Thailand and has a daughter named Ayla who is now five years old. McConkey died in a fatal accident in the Dolomite Mountains, Italy while ski diving. He was left in a spin due to a faulty release and it was too late to deploy the parachute. His contributions to the sports society is still remembered and respected. In 2001 he received the ESPN Sports Award as the Skier of the Year.

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