Name: Mike Schultz
Sport: Snowboarding
Event(s): Snowboardcross, Banked Slalom
Classification: SB-LL1
Height: 5-10
DOB: 8/27/1981
Birthplace: Litchfield, Minn.
Hometown: St. Cloud, Minn.
High School: Kimball Area High School (Kimball, Minn.) ‘00
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2018, 2022); three-time Paralympic medalist (1 gold, 2 silvers)
  • Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, silver (snowboardcross), 5th (banked slalom)
  • Paralympics Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, gold (snowboardcross), silver (banked slalom)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2023 (snowboardcross)
  • Years of participation: 2017, 2021, 2023
  • Medals: 4 (3 silvers, 1 bronze)
  • Silver – 2021 (dual banked slalom, snowboardcross); 2017 (banked slalom)
  • Bronze - 2023 (snowboardcross)
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 snowcross 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...After his amputation, he started snowboarding in 2009...The entire U.S. Paralympic snowboard team in the LL-1 and LL-2 classes use his company's prosthetic knee (Moto Knee) and foot (Versa Foot) this season...Son of Scott Schultz and Carrie Johnson...Has one brother, Chris...Married to Sara Schultz...Has one daughter, Lauren...Enjoys going after new challenges...Hobbies include motocross, snowmobiling, mountain biking, horseback riding, skiing and working in his shop...He was inducted into the Athletes with Disabilities Network Hall of Fame in the U.S. in 2010.