3 Trackers of Ohio
Dedicated to the promotion of adaptive recreational sports to persons with physical disabilities.
3 trackers is one of the oldest adaptive ski programs in the United States. It was founded over 40 years ago in the late 60's by Bert Fischer and Paul Leimkuhler. The term 3 Trackers comes from the 3 tracks left in the snow by a skier with only one leg. Skiers with leg amputations use adapted ski poles called outriggers. It functions like a ski pole and crutch and has a small ski tip on the end.
Over the years, the program has evolved from a snow ski race club to one where there is an emphasis on teaching adaptive snow skiing, water skiing, kayaking and hand cycling. There has also been a significant development in equipment allowing people with many types of disabilities to take part in the wide variety of events.