2011 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Scott is perhaps THE pioneer of XTERRA racing. He could race, and he could write with the best of them.
He was part of the inaugural class of one hundred and twenty three who started the first XTERRA (or AquaTerra as it was then know) in Wailea in 1996 – and he took 4th behind some of the biggest names in the sport – Jimmy Riccitello, Mike Pigg and Ned Overend.
In the first four years of XTERRA, he was a factor in just about every race…and introduced the sport to the triathlon world by writing about his experiences for industry magazines. His race reports were irreverent and often hilarious, introducing technical terms such as “Umpa-lumpa” to the sport. For years, he wrote monthly columns in two leading triathlon magazines, one under a nom de plume…the other under his real name. He made sure that XTERRA became well established in the multisport media.
When his XTERRA racing career came to a close in 2002, managing director, Dave Nicholas likened him to Dan Marino – the all-star quarterback that never won the big one.
Hall of Famers leave their mark on XTERRA but sometimes XTERRA leaves its mark on them. The longest running XTERRA Point Series race XTERRA GatorTerra named a section of their course “Schumaker Hill” after he took a nasty spill that left him with a few scars.
We’re proud to introduce you to 2011 XTERRA Hall of Fame Inductee – Scott “Schufly” Schumaker.