Name: Mike Schultz
Event(s): Snowboard-cross, Banked Slalom
Classification: SB-LL1
Height: 5-10
Weight: 185
DOB: 8/27/1981
Birthplace: Litchfield, Minn.
Hometown: St. Cloud, Minn.
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – silver (banked slalom), 4th (snowboard-cross)
  • Years of Participation: 2017
  • Medals: 1 (1 silver)
  • Silver: 2017 (banked slalom)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2017 U.S. Paralympics National Snowboarding Championships, gold (snowboard-cross)
Personal: Schultz has been a lifetime lover of action sports and an amputation of his left leg above the knee left him looking for a solution to help him to continue performing at a high level. In 2008, while competing in a snocross race, he drifted off course, flying off his snowmobile and landing on his left leg. He suffered from a severe compound fracture to his knee and after multiple surgeries had his leg amputated above the knee. After engineering his own prosthetic knee, which utilizes a patented linkage system and a mountain bike shock, Mike earned a motocross adaptive silver medal at the X games. It was after this that Mike realized the need for advancements in high impact adaptive sports prosthetics and founded BioDapt, Inc. in July 2010. Making the Moto Knee available to active amputees across North America. Currently more than 100 wounded soldiers, extreme athletes and amputees wanting to return to an active lifestyle are using Mike’s prosthetics. That same year, Schultz became the first person to win a gold medal at the X Games and Winter X Games. ...Hobbies include horse riding, dirt biking and snowmobiling…He was inducted into the Athletes with Disabilities Network Hall of Fame in the U.S. in 2010