• Chad Jukes

    Chad Jukes is an athlete and veteran with disabilities who has overcome adversity through living a life of adventure in the outdoors.  After being injured in combat in Northern Iraq in 2006, Chad made the difficult decision to amputate his lower leg in 2007 after connecting with Paradox Sports co-founder and BK amputee Malcolm Daly and […]

  • Maureen “Mo” Beck

    Maureen (Whalley) Beck was lucky to grow up in the Maine woods scrambling and playing in the dirt. She roped up for the first time at age 12 and hasn’t stopped since. Cragging her way through New England, she developed her potential as a one-handed climber. Prior to the advent of social media and the […]

  • Vasu Sojitra

    When Vasu was only nine months old, he was diagnosed with septicemia, resulting in the amputation of one of his legs. Since then, Vasu has not looked back; with the help of his parents, brother, and friends, Vasu has built up the confidence needed to face new challenges with grace, courage, strength, humor, and unwavering […]

  • Dan Boozan

    A native Vermonter and former bike and ski racer, Dan was involved in a bike accident that left him with a paralyzed right arm and other injuries. After moving to Colorado in August of 2013, Dan connected Paradox Sports in June 2014 and joined us for our ascent of the Grand Teton in September 2014, which was […]

  • Aika Yoshida

    Aika is a native of Japan and currently resides in Indianapolis, IN.  She loves outdoor activities and promotes health/wellness as a physical therapist.  She has been rock climbing at Red River Gorge, KY for over 10 years.  In summer of 2013, Aika fell on her head while practicing acrobatic yoga, which resulted in incomplete spinal […]

  • Jess Sporte

    When Jessica was only four months old, she was dropped of at an orphanage in South Korea due to a tumor in her leg, leading its amputation. Sporte had a new beginning when she was adopted by a family in Michigan.  Growing up with 8 siblings taught Jessica that, although one could make up many […]

  • Enock Glidden

    Enock grew up in Patten, a small town in northern Maine, and now resides in Bethel, Maine.  As a child with Spina Bifida, Enock had to learn to do things differently than others but with the use of adaptive equipment and help from friends and family, he has had a very full life.   He […]

  • James Scheri

    Born and raised in the midwest James is a USMC veteran who moved to Colorado after graduating college to pursue mountain sports including climbing. Shortly after moving he was involved in a train on cycle incident which result in the amputation of his right foot in 2014 . James started at a rehab program before […]

  • Shawn Sturges

    After graduating from high school in the summer of 2004, Shawn Sturges was experiencing a puzzling sudden decline in vision. Before summer’s end his world turned black – literally black – caused by Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy. Shawn was now classified as “VI” or a visually impaired individual. It took time to adjust to his new […]

  • Trevor Smith

    Trevor Smith has been a Colorado native his whole life. His inspiration to get into rock climbing came with being near the climbing mecca that is Boulder. When Trevor and his family would drive up Boulder Canyon, he would sit there in awe over the massive walls that people were scaling on every corner. This […]

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