Josh Rottkamp

Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2

Further personal information

Residence
Kamas, UT, USA
Occupation
Mechanic, Technician, Veteran
Languages
English

General interest

Nicknames
Nubby (Instagram profile, 22 Dec 2020)
Hobbies
Motocross, shooting, cycling, dog walking, jet skiing. (Instagram profile, 20 Sep 2020)
Impairment
In February 2016 he lost his right leg in a motorbike accident. His partner at the time had introduced him to motorcycle stunt riding, and he was doing tricks in a parking lot on her motorbike when it flipped over and severely crushed his right leg and foot, resulting in multiple shattered bones. Doctors told him he would need multiple surgeries over a long period of time with a high risk of infection, and his leg would never regain full function. As a result, he opted for amputation. (uk.gofundme.com, 24 Apr 2016)
Other information
MILITARY SERVICE
Before acquiring his impairment he served in the US Marine Corps for four years. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC, and was deployed in Afghanistan. He is a member of Torn Warriors, a US non-profit organisation that supports veterans with impairments by helping them compete in regional and national sporting events. (Facebook profile, 03 Jan 2021; Instagram profile, 22 Dec 2020; tornwarriors.org, 14 Jun 2020; uk.gofundme.com, 24 Apr 2016)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He works as a welder and mechanic, and enjoys working on cars and building custom motorcycles. In 2019 he was a co-pilot in the Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic night race for utility terrain vehicles [UTVs] in Nevada, United States of America. (Facebook profile, 03 Jan 2021; Instagram profile, 22 Dec 2020; tornwarriors.org, 05 Sep, 2019)