User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


60° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
AAIPB
Sioux Falls
9
Quebec
5
HS BB
Beresford
3
Dakota Valley
2
ALB
Brandon Valley
19
Harrisburg
2
ALB
SF West
11
Mitchell
3
MLB (Top 6)
Detroit
1
Oakland
0
MLB (Bot 8)
Boston
1
Minnesota
2
MLB
Texas
4
Cleveland
3
MLB (Bot 6)
San Diego
0
LA Angels
0
MLB
Miami
1
Pittsburgh
5
MLB
Washington
2
Chicago Cubs
3
MLB
Colorado
1
Cincinnati
2
MLB
Philadelphia
4
NY Mets
5
MLB
Seattle
7
Tampa Bay
6
MLB
Chicago WSox
9
Toronto
10
MLB
Kansas City
1
NY Yankees
5
MLB
Houston
4
Baltimore
1
MLB (Bot 5)
Atlanta
0
Los Angeles
8
MLB
Arizona
4
St. Louis
6
MLB
San Francisco
6
Milwaukee
3
NBA
Atlanta
88
Cleveland
118
NHL
NY Rangers
7
Tampa Bay
3
Updated: May 26, 2015 10:50PM
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Isaac Schreurs Discusses Historic Win

August 25, 2014, 10:45 PM by Travis Fossing

Isaac Schreurs Discusses Historic Win
BRANDON, SD -

In 2005, a motocross accident left Isaac Schreurs paralyzed from the waist down, but it didn't extinguish his passion for racing.  Four years later, Schreurs started racing sprint cars, and today, is making history.

An accident robbed Isaac Schreurs of the use of his legs at age 14.  But, with the help of many, including Robby Wolfgang, and cousins Travis and Troy Schreurs, Isaac is giving "gas, brake, steer" a whole new meaning.

"I've got the gas on the right side of my wheel and the brake on the left side, and it's like a butterfly wheel.  It's gas and brake and steer, and that's all that you need to do," Isaac Schreurs said.

It took Schreurs a few years to feel comfortable with the hand controls, and ultimately competitive, though it's always physically demanding.

"Depending on track conditions, that's how my hand controls will determine my finish, because sometimes it's easy, and sometimes it's very tough," Schreurs said.

Schreurs has been working with a person trainer for the past year, looking to swing the odds in his favor.

"Everywhere from your mental capabilities to your physical capabilities, I think the personal training is awesome to have.  I just feel more confident.  I feel more able, and I think I am, as well.  So, I will continue to make improvements on fitness," Schreurs said.

Entering the season, Isaac's goal was to finish races, but on August 16th, at Park Jefferson Speedway, he became the first paraplegic to win an ASCS 360 sprint feature.

"It was really cool because the guys behind me were more pumped for the win than I was, almost.  My competitors that I've been watching and racing with for a long time were very happy for me, which makes you feel pretty good when they're just as happy as you are," Schreurs said.

The celebration continued as Isaac's dad carried him to the winner's circle.

"He pulled me out of the car and we really didn't know what to do.  I'm like, dad let's go out front and celebrate.  So, we walked out in front of the car and we both held up the number one, and for a couple minutes I don't think anyone left in the stands.  Everyone was watching.  It was a pretty cool experience," Schreurs said.

"I could never be so proud to be called Isaac's dad.  It's quite an accomplishment and people are realizing it.  Hopefully there are other people in his condition inspired in one way or another to follow their dreams," Isaac's dad Jeff Schreurs said.

Most importantly, the win lived up to Isaac's dreams.

"It was pretty much just how I imagined it would be in my dreams, and it actually came true.  So, it's something that we'll never forget," Isaac said.

The win was Isaac's first major victory, though he did win a 305-class feature at Huset's Speedway in 2010, beating two other cars.

Previous Story

Next Story




Sponsored
 

View sports

You may also like

Judge Dismissed Domestic Violence Charges Against Ray Rice

5/21/2015 10:32 AM

Judge Michael Donio dismissed the charges Thursday after the Atlantic County prosecutor told him the former Baltimore Ravens running back had complete...

Full Story
Cary Eades Will Not Return As Stampede Head Coach

5/20/2015 10:54 AM

The Sioux Falls Stampede announced Wednesday that head coach and general manager Cary Eades will not be returning to the club for the 2015-16 season. ...

Full Story
Northern State Men's Basketball Team To Host Youth Camp

5/24/2015 12:39 PM

The Northern State University men's basketball team will be hosting a youth camp in June.

Full Story
USD Tops SDSU In South Dakota Showdown Series

5/21/2015 4:38 PM

South Dakota topped South Dakota State 14-13 in the annual South Dakota Showdown Series, a point-based athletic and academic competition between the t...

Full Story
Mauer's 13th Inning Home Run Pushes Twins Past Pirates

5/20/2015 10:17 PM

Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot off Antonio Bastardo in the 13th inning to help the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over ...

Full Story


Events