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Mike Schultz

Mike Schultz’s snocross and motorcross racing career came to an unexpected halt when he suffered an injury while competing in snocross that resulted in an above-the-knee amputation. Following a lengthy recovery, Schultz was determined to return to his career of snowmobile and motorcycle racing. What he found was that existing prosthetic limbs couldn’t cope with the extreme forces, or offer the control needed, to compete in sports to the level he needed, so he set out to develop his own revolutionary model for an artificial limb that relied on finely machined parts. Schultz created a prosthesis that more accurately replicates the user’s missing limb and offers unparalleled control during even the most extreme of sports activities. The Moto Knee resulted from this early work, and as chief tester, Schultz would refine the design as he recovered and prepared to return to racing. Based on the success of the Moto Knee, Shultz founded Biodapt Inc. specializing in performance prosthetics and adaptive equipment. His return to racing yielded five podium finishes and four wins at ESPN’s winter and summer X Games for adaptive Snocross and Supercross.