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.
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.