Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Mike Schultz, X-Games silver medalist, and Kimball native, will race the Motokazie Supercross as he prepares for this year's ESPN Summer X-Games.
"Every lap counts," says Schultz as he gets ready for another run at X-Games Adaptive Super-X in July. Schultz will be competing in the pro classes this Friday, June 25, at the Motokazie Supercross races held at the Scott County Fairgrounds in Jordan.
A tragic crash during the 2008 pro snocross tour resulted in the need to amputate Schultz's leg above the knee. A career ending injury for most, Schultz has returned to racing with a vengeance after building his own prosthetic leg that could withstand the punishment of snocross and motocross. Seven months after the injury, Schultz took home a silver medal at the 2009 ESPN Summer X-Games Adaptive Super-X. This winter he did one better by capturing gold in the inaugural X-Games Adaptive Snocross.
Don't think that losing a leg could slow this racer down. Schultz can hold his own against able-bodied riders, in part, thanks to his Moto-knee, the prosthetic knee he designed to meet the demands of a dirt bike.
Come cheer on Schultz and the other racers Friday night at the Scott County Fairgrounds. The action kicks off at 6:45 p.m. Get there early to take advantage of pit passes, free with admission. Schultz, a Kimball native, will be available to meet and sign autographs.
For additional race info, go to www.motokazie.com. To find out more about Mike Schultz, check out www.monstermikeschultz.com. Special thanks to: Prosthetic Laboratories, Fly Racing, WPS, AmsoilMax Power-RPM's, Fox Shox, Action Graphics, Alpinestars, Spy,HEAL clothing, Renthal, FMF, 50 Below, UNI Filter, and GLS Promotions. Mike Schultz competes in Texas
Texas welcomes Extremity Games 5: Extreme Sports for Athletes with Disabilities
Extremity Games- 5 (eX5) Main Event, an extreme sports ompetition for athletes living with limb loss and limb difference, was welcomed with genuine southern hospitality despite devastating floods only one week ago. eX5 Main Event competitions include wakeboarding, slateboarding, kayaking and rock climbing, as well as clinics in these sports and mixed martial arts. Extremity Games hosted awe-inspiring athletes from all over the country.
Friday, June 18, the opening ceremony and athlete sign-in welcomed athletes and fans while officially kicking off Extremity Games 5 Main Event at the Courtyard by Marriott River Village in New Braunfels, Texas.
Down the street from the host hotel, Saturday's events started off with wakeboarding at the Texas Ski Ranch (TSR). Athletes and fans were welcomed by azure skies and warm air making the morning's water events a perfect start to the day. Extremity Games veteran, Billy Tonis owned first place with insane air and tricks above the wake. Mike Schultz landed some smooth wake to wake maneuvers and pulled out a second-place finish. Newcomer, Brandon Robins held and landed the longest layout to take third.
Early afternoon brought a welcome stop back to the lake for kayaking, where Mike Schultz and Kelly Allen took first place (men's and women's respectively) by creating human-powered wakes that could put some power boats to shame.
In addition to Extremity Games 5 Main Event, Extremity Games hosted the eX5 Motocross competition May 29, at Baja Acres in Millington, Mich. In prtnership with Adaptive Action Sports, Extremity Games Motocross served a the qualifier for the Super X Adaptive races at the ESPN- Summer X Games 16. Newcomer Todd Thompson won the X Games quaifier in the Limb-Loss class followed by Mike Schultz in second. The Super X Adaptive Finals will be televised on ESPN July 30.
For more information on Extremity Games or Athletes with Disabilities Network, please visit www.extremitygames.com, or call (248) 475-3623.