“New Documentary Features First U.S. Amputee Skier”

Yancy Caruthers

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“Katie Leimkuehler Filming Documentary On Grandfather Paul Leimkuehler, The ‘Grandfather of Handicap Skiing'” 

Purpose2Play

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“Paul Leimkuehler: Purple Heart Recipient and Adaptive Skiing Pioneer”

JenStratton.com

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“Fresh Tracks: The Pioneer of 3 Track Skiing”

MPower

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“Fresh Tracks: A Documentary”

AdaptiveSkiing.net

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“Ski Pioneer Wins Best Documentary Award”

Powder.com

Katie Leimkuehler, author of the Shy Town Girls book series, recently won Best Documentary at The Three Minute Film Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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“How a WWII Veteran Inspired Ski Technology”

CMH Heli Skiing

We’ve all stood in awe, watching one-legged skiers navigate a steep run; the outrigger skis on poles carving alongside the one ski, their single ripped quad absorbing G-forces, the balance of the skier making our own bipedal battles with gravity seem trivial. But who had the idea to try skiing with one leg in the first place? And what is the story that led to such a fantastic pursuit for so many people? Well, I just found out. And it’s an even better story than I’d ever imagined:

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“Disabled Skier Documentary Wins Film Festival Prize”

The Examiner

The short documentary, “Ski Pioneer,” (see below for video) about disabled skier Paul Leimkuehler won Best Documentary at the Three Minute Film Fest on June 8 in Santa Fe, N.M. The documentary was produced by Katie Leimkuehler, the granddaughter of the film’s subject.

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“Westlake Native Wins Honor for Short Film on Grandfather”

Cleveland.com

Westlake native Katie Leimkuehler, author of the Shy Town Girls book series, recently won Best Documentary at The Three Minute Film Festival in Santa Fe.

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“Ski Pioneer Wins Best Documentary at the Three Minute Film Festival”

Ski Journal

Ski Pioneer is a short film chronicling the life of Paul “Bud” Leimkuehler, a speed skater and WWII veteran who–after losing his leg in the Battle of the Bulge–returned home to become the first amputee skier in the US. The film, created by Paul’s granddaughter Katie Leimkuehler, has just earned Best Documentary at the Three Minute Film Festival in Sante Fe, NM, where it was selected from among 350 entries.

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“Class of 2007 Alumna Penning Screenplay to Honor Late Grandfather”

Miami University

Paul E. Leimkuehler’s life was seemingly built around his legs. He competed in the 1936 U.S. Olympic Cycling Trials, and the Northeast Ohio native was the Ohio State Cycling champion in 1938.

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“Let It Never Be Said that Roosevelt MFA is Not a Proponent of Winter Sports”

Roosevelt University

While Chicago may not have mountains, gondola lifts, or John Cusak going down a mountain really fast, some of us in the city remain passionate defenders of Skiing as a legitimate wintertime activity. Recent Roosevelt MFA alum Katie Leimkuehler would certainly count herself among this group.

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Media Coverage on Paul E. Leimkuehler

Paul Lemkuehler named Leader of the Profession as OALMA Becomes AOPA.”  Dec. 1956

Remembering 40 Years of Disabled Sports.”  2007

“A Journey of Many Legs.” Ski Magazine, 1992

 
Books Paul Leimkuehler is Featured In

Men of Company K

The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

Legendary Locals of Cleveland

Midwest Skiing: A Glance Back