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Patrick Johnson selected as Team USA rowing coach for the Invictus Games

USA Paralympic symbol. Image credit: USA Paralympics.

Yesterday on Facebook, Athletes Without Limits said that Patrick Johnson, USN Retired, had been selected as the rowing coach for Team USA at the Invictus Games.

DC Strokes Rowing Club

A shirt for the rowing club Patrick Johnson is involved with as a coach. Image credit: DC Strokes Rowing Club



The Washington DC based Johnson is currently the rowing program director at Athletes Without Limits. He is also the DC Strokes Rowing Team and US Parlympic Military Rowing Program head coach.  These were adaptive rowing programs that he founded.  Beyond that, he has over twenty years of rowing coaching experience on the high school and collegiate level.  He was part of the coaching staff that assisted US rowers at last year’s world championships.


Current members of the US Paralympic Military Rowing Program include Rob Jones, Eric Bard, Claudia Perry, Oksana Masters, Beth Bryant, Robbie Blevins, Jason Perry, John Masters, Keniel Martinez, Matt Morrison, and Rodrigo Santos.  There has not been a list published yet of which athletes will be competing at the Invictus Games.


The Invictus Games are scheduled to take place from September 10 to 14 in London.  They are being organized by the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and the Ministry of Defence.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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