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Mike Schultz and his wife Sara, celebrated his Gold medal victory in the X Games

Pillager's Schultz golden again

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Pillager's Mike Schultz utilized a quick start and smooth lines to race away from the field on his way to his second straight Winter X Games gold medal in Adaptive Snocross last weekend.

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The past two years, Schultz has designed and developed his own mechanical knee/leg/foot combination that is geared specifically for action sports use. His BioDapt prosthesis was an integral part of this year's win as he turned in lap times nearly on par with the non-adaptive class and showed no signs of a rider with a physical impairment.

The Nisswa-based Arctic Cat team of Russ and Joni Ebert turned in the strongest team performance of the weekend, with riders Kyle Pallin, Dan Ebert and Cody Thomsen finishing fourth, fifth and sixth.

Thomsen is a semi-pro on the national tour and turned in his strongest finish while racing against professionals.

Pallin, who lives in Ironwood, Mich., but resides in the lakes area during the season, is a semi-pro racer on the national tour and was competing in his first X Games against the world's best professionals.

In the Snocross final, Tucker Hibbert of Pelican Rapids, captured his fifth consecutive gold medal and sixth overall.

The AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series resumes Friday at Farmington, N.Y.

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