The impossible has been made possible as a result of the selfless efforts of our friends and partners. Thank you to the people who share in the vision of "Doing the Unthinkable" and continue to dedicate their time and talents to support the "Ricky Bobby" of triathlon!
Please take time to check out these incredible Team Rigsby associates and endurance athlete friends who have similar interests in promoting an active lifestyle for the physically challenged.
It is the mission of ProCare to provide professional, high quality prosthetic and orthotic service in a caring environment which is responsive to the needs of patients, family, staff and medical care providers.
Atlanta Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center is a nationally recognized center of excellence for the treatment of athletic injuries and cartilage repair.
Georgia Sports Chiropractic consists of a team of specialists in athletic injuries with an emphasis on correcting and preventing musculo-skeletal injuries and biomechanical imbalances.
Georgia Sports Massage has broken Sports Massage down into three different types: pre-event, post-event and clinical Sports Massage. Our goal is to find the soft tissue abnormalities, which cause you pain, and help to normalize them, so that you can participate more successfully in your sport, activity, or hobby.
ATS offers training, testing, and coaching services to help athletes achieve performance goals. Whether it is completing a triathlon, century ride, or marathon, ATS has the knowledge and experience to help.
Every month we honor a physically challenged athlete, wounded warrior and professional endurance athlete that exemplifies the "Do the Unthinkable" message. Please take time to check out their personal information.
Jim Bob Bizzell was born and raised in Odessa, Texas. He played high school and college football, ran track and had just started his business career at age 21 when tragedy struck. On March 26, 2007, Jim Bob had a motorcycle accident and lost his left leg below the knee. He suddenly found his life on a new path as a brand-new amputee. A short time after the loss of his leg, Jim Bob met Roderick and Katrin Green, fellow amputee athletes, who inspired and encouraged him to continue on and set new goals.
Those goals led him to Beijing, China where Jim Bob competed in his first Paralympics. Having always dreamed of becoming a professional athlete, he took advantage of the opportunity and received a gold medal in the 200 meters while setting a new world record for the T-44 classification. Not settling there, he also placed second in the 400 meters finishing behind South African Oscar Pistorious, and set another world record for the classification. Finishing up an incredible Paralympics Games, Jim Bob and his relay team established a new team world record in the 4x100 meter relay and received a gold medal.
Jim Bob Bizzell is not done yet and has set his sights on even bigger goals for the 2012 London Paralympics Games. As a new member of The Scott Rigsby Foundation, “Unthinkables,” he challenges all physically challenged people to face their fears and set high goals that do not seem possible. “Anything is possible if you are dedicated put forth the effort.”
On August 15, 1992 Jason Gunter barely survived a serious boating accident in the Gulf of Mexico, near Matlacha, Florida where he was raised. The accident claimed his left leg below the knee, as well as his right hand. His injuries rendered him unlikely to continue his promising career as a Firefighter, and forced him to contemplate an entirely new set of personal and professional goals. Within 3 months, Jason returned to work at the Cape Coral Fire Department where he was named Florida Firefighter of the Year in 1993. Jason’s determination aided him in graduating with honors from Nova Southeastern University Law School in 1997 and propelled his career as a successful trial attorney.
After watching a video of Scott Rigsby completing the Ford Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii as a double amputee, Jason was inspired to enter his name in the Hawaiian Ironman lottery. Having never competed in a triathlon, he was selected and faced the daunting reality that he had less than five months to train.
With the help of The Scott Rigsby Foundation, Coach Carole Sharpless ProCare Prosthetics, Freedom Innovations and our friends at Getting2Tri, Jason has qualified for Kona by completing Ironman Florida 70.3 in the devastating heat. By finishing the Hawaii Ironman, Jason would become the first combined upper and lower extremity amputee ever to finish the grueling 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run.
The idea of taking on Kona as a double amputee would discourage most, but to Jason, meeting challenges in the face of adversity has defined his life. That is why Jason is an inspiration to all that cross his path in life.