Jason was injured in March 2002 when an adjacent artillery unit accidentally fired two rounds short of their target, striking his position. Thirteen soldiers were injured and two soldiers lost their lives. Jason suffered severe injuries to his left leg that, after several failed surgeries and attempts at limb salvage, he chose to have it amputated below the knee. Recovery was extremely painful, and Jason struggled to return to his athletic peak as a Soldier. In 2007, he got serious about his health and ran several 5k, 10k, and 10-mile races, but something always felt missing in his training. Jason was introduced to CrossFit in early 2011. He learned a lot about his mental toughness and started to develop a presence in the CrossFit community as an athlete. He started getting certified and has returned to school for Kinesiology. Jason has since used CrossFit as part of his conditioning program leading to being crowned 2015 World Parabobsled Champion and as a mentorship tool for other athletes. He is Director of CrossFit Walter Reed, Vice Chair of Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance’s Board, and passionate about his work with Yellow Ribbon Fund TUF (FB: YRFTUF) and Warrior 360 (FB: Warrior360).
Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance is s 501c3 charity. Our mission is to facilitate the integration of permanently injured athletes into both the sporting community and the local community at large through sport and competitive efforts.
Our most enthusiastic desire is to work as an advocate for adaptive athlete inclusion in sports and fitness worldwide.
Source: Cross Roads Alliance