The Annual "Got Stump?" Party in Ouray, CO is a benefit for Paradox Sports.
Come join Paradox Sports athletes, volunteers, and staff, as well as the local Ouray community, to celebrate our diverse ice climbing communities! This event is open to the public - come one come all!
Guest Speakers Include:
Kirstie Ennis’s story may have begun when she lost her leg after her helicopter went down in Afghanistan, but it certainly doesn’t end there. After more than 40 surgeries and the amputation of her leg first below and then above the knee after a life-threatening infection, the former Marine sergeant has accomplished more at 28 years old than most people have achieved in their lifetimes.
Ennis has turned the concept of “disabled athlete” on its head, proving how capable she still is. She has summited Mt Kilimanjaro (19,341'), Carstenzs (the highest point in Oceania), Iliniza Norte (16,818' peak in Ecuador), and Aconcagua (22,837'). She has attempted Cotopaxi, the highest peak in Ecuador, got turned around by weather on Denali, and made it to the South Summit of Everest (28,704'). She hopes to complete the Seven Summits by climbing the highest peak on every continent by 2021.
She founded the Kirstie Ennis Foundation to support nonprofits who are improving the quality of life of others by providing education, opportunity, and healing in the outdoors. Kirstie wants to provide opportunity in the outdoors, and ultimately opportunity for the rest of peoples lives.
Having been born without the lower part of her left arm, 27-year-old Kaitlin Heatherly had never considered her potential as a world champion rock climber, let alone much outside of her comfort. But after attending a SheLift retreat for women with physical differences in Moab, and the encouragement of paraclimbing mentors, Kaitlin discovered her latent talent and passion for the sport. Within 5 months of training, Kaitlin entered herself into the national paraclimbing competition, placing her into the world championships. Her story was featured in the film "Dead Last" which premiered at the 5Points film festival and through REI.
Kaitlin's journey to worlds showed her the impact that community and recreation can have on one’s self-esteem. She is now a Paradox Sports Ambassador and is currently training for her third national championship. She relocated from Georgia to Colorado eight months ago to get closer to the mountains and to immerse herself into the climbing community. When not climbing, you can find Kaitlin petting her 20 pound cat or watching Shrek.
As a founding member of USA Climbing’s Paraclimbing Committee as well as one of the first adaptive climbers to represent the U.S. in international competition, Dickson has been a major player in growing the sport of adaptive climbing in America, including establishing the first stand-alone USA Paraclimbing National Championships in July 2014, and the first Adaptive Climbers Festival in 2019. He has competed in the GoPro Mountain Games and the Extremity Games.
In 2015, Ronnie sent his hardest personal send in Joe's Valley - a V10: Resident Evil after working the problem for several days over the course of two seasons. It was the hardest ascent by an above-the-knee amputee, and was featured in the film "The V10 Project: An Adaptive Climber's Journey to V10".
Ronnie is now a prosthetist, helping others get back to full mobility and pursuing their own big goals in adaptive sports.
This is a fundraiser for Paradox Sports! Your ticket includes two-hours of presentations, films, drinks, chance to win prizes and more!
Ouray Community Center
320 6th Ave
Ouray, CO 81427
The Got Stump tradition all began in 2003, and has morphed over the years. What started as an auction for a stinky worn t-shirt by Malcolm Daly to raise money, has transitioned into an award honoring some of the best in our community.
Each year, the Got Stump Award celebrates an individual who is really setting the bar high for adaptive climbing and life, showing everyone what is possible with a disability, and encouraging others to get involved in the climbing community. The Got Stump recipient is a leader, mentor, advocate, and friend to everyone in the Paradox Sports community and greater adaptive climbing community. It is a great honor to receive this award!
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