[Jesse Gildea who is an employee at Principal will compete in the X-Games on July 31st in a motocross race for paraplegics. He qualified for the
X-Games this past weekend in Michigan by placing in the top 3.
Jesse is a paraplegic which means he is paralyzed from the chest down. He was paralyzed in a crash racing motocross back in 2006 but didn’t let that stop him from riding again. He truly loves the sport and now has a modified bike which allows him to continue to race. Jesse is a phenomenal rider and individual.
If you’d like to hear more about his story there will be a segment on News Channel 13 tonight at 10:00.
His race will be televised live on ESPN on July 31st at around 7:30CST if you’d like to tune in and cheer on a local rider.