ASPEN, Colo. (WCCO) — A St. Cloud native won his 5th gold medal at the Winter X Games Thursday.
Mike Schultz’s win came a year after he shattered his heel in the Snowboarding Boardercross competition three days before 2015’s X Games.READ MORE: Semi Driver Killed In I-94 Crash In St. Michael, State Patrol Says
Schultz is also an amputee — he lost his left leg above the knee in a 2008 Snocross accident, but that didn’t keep him off the trails. Schultz engineered his own prosthetic limb, and founded a company that patented prosthetic technology for action sport athletes and wounded soldiers.READ MORE: Man Charged With Murder In Gunfight-Turned-Crash That Killed Autumn Merrick, 18
“I love to compete, and winning medals is rewarding – but what I really love is seeing athletes challenge themselves, dig deep and go after their goals,” Schultz said in a statement.MORE NEWS: Stray Bullets Hit Daycare, Multiple Homes In Brooklyn Park
You can watch the full X Games Snocross Final here.