Mike Schultz, Paralympic Snowboarder tells his inspiring journey [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW, Mike Schultz, Paralympic Snowboarder

Mike Schultz didn’t let the amputation of his leg get in the way of his success in snowboarding.  In fact, he is doing so well that he will be competing in the Paralympic Games on March 12 and 16.

Schultz is from Minnesota and always loved winter sports, as well as all sorts of action sports.  While engaged in a snowcross race in 2008, he had a huge accident leaving his leg was amputated at the knee.

The athlete didn’t let much time pass before creating his own prosthetic knee that used a specialized patented linkage system and a mountain bike shock.  His company, BioDapt, has helped more than 100 wounded veterans, extreme athletes and other amputees return to active lifestyles with the Moto Knee as reported by Team USA.  In fact, every member of the U.S. Paralympic snowboard team uses his company’s prosthetics.

Schultz started snowboarding in 2009 won the gold medal at both the X Games and Winter X Games in 2010. That same year, he was inducted into the Athletes with Disabilities Network Hall of Fame in the U.S. in 2010. It will be exciting to see what he will achieve at PyeongChang, Korea.

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Mike Schultz spoke with Michelle Tompkins for TheCelebrityCafe.com about his overcoming adversity, how he trains, the thrill of being on Team Kellogg, how cool it is to be on a cereal box, which sports he enjoys watching and playing, what he likes to do for fun, his love of his family (he is a proud daddy) and offers tips on how anyone can achieve their potential.

See the entire interview here:

Mike Schultz will be competing on March 12 and March 14 for Team USA at the Paralympic Games.  We are rooting for you Mike!

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Michelle Tompkins

Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.