Jim Wazny

Disciplines: SnowmobileFrom: Merrill, MI USA USABorn: 11/10/70

About Jim

After losing most of his left leg in a freak motocross accident in 2000, Jim Wazny started racing snocross in 2003. Now working as a prosthetic technician, Wazny has taken three X Games Aspen medals -- silver at the inaugural SnoCross Adaptive race in 2010 and bronze in 2011 and 2015. He has also competed in summer events with Moto X Racing Adaptive. An early crash in 2016 left him just off the podium. Although Mike Schultz is his biggest rival, he trains with Schultz and uses the Moto Knee and Versa Foot prosthetics Schultz invented. He'd like to prove Schultz is beatable but he's also realistic, saying Schultz "seems unstoppable."

  • 3 X Games SnoCross Adaptive medals: silver in 2010, bronze in 2011 and 2015.
  • Earned bronze in 2015 with torn ligaments and tendons in his right wrist, which still gives him complications
  • Usually races in able
  • bodied classes on the ISOC National series and in a local Michigan series in the Pro Am +30 class but his wrist has hampered him.
  • Left leg amputated above the knee after a motocross accident in 2000
  • Raced the Baja 1000 on a dirt bike in Nov. 2012 on an all
  • amputee team.

X Games Medal Count

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X Games Competition History

X Games Aspen 2016 SMB SnoCross Adaptive4th
X Games Aspen 2015 SMB SnoCross Adaptive3rd
X Games Aspen 2014 SMB SnoCross Adaptive4th
Winter X Games Aspen 2013 SMB SnoCross Adaptive4th
Winter X 2011 SMB SnoCross Adaptive3rd
X Games 2010 MTX Racing Adaptive5th
Winter X 2010 SMB SnoCross Adaptive2nd
X Games 2009 MTX Racing Adaptive4th