Tricounty News

Monster Mike is #1 ...

and he's got the gold to prove it

Ask any of his friends or family and they'd probably say he always has been #1. But now the world knows.

After a rough start of the Snocross season last week in Shakopee, "Monster" Mike Schultz won the gold medal in ESPN's Winter X Games. Schultz, who lost a leg after a horrific snowmobile racing accident nearly 14 months ago, raced in the new adaptive class.

This was Mike's sixth appearance in the Winter X Games but his best performance. Previously, his best was ninth place in 2007.

Both Mike and his wife Sara (Becker), pictured below, are originally from Kimball. They now live in Pillager where Mike is working hard to continue his racing career in both summer and winter.

Mike has not only recovered from his traumatic injury, but he has designed his own prosthetic leg that allows him to do more rigorous activities (like racing) than standard prosthetics would.

He has been featured on ESPN, KARE11, and several other media outlets. He's also become a hero to many.

At a time when many would resign themselves to accept the loss of dreams and goals, Mike Schultz has fought even harder to make them a reality, no matter what. Go Mike!