Williamston native, Staff Sgt. Ross Alewine, has been selected as 1 of 500 competitors to participate in the 2018 Invictus Games.
The Invictus Games, established by Prince Harry in 2014, brings together wounded and injured veterans from 18 nations to compete in 11 adaptive sporting events, including track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, swimming, sitting volleyball and golf.
This year’s games are in Sydney, Australia.
Staff Sgt. Alewine is a retired soldier that has overcome many injuries (and related surgeries) sustained over multiple deployments and continues to thrive as a high performance athlete!
The Army veteran will be taking his skills to Sydney, Australia to compete in cycling, rowing, swimming, wheelchair basketball and powerlifting at Invictus Games 2018 which will be held Oct. 20-27.
Alewine was featured in The Journal in June when he won the Ultimate Champion title at the Department of Defense Warrior Games. To win the individual title, he had to compete in all eight individual sports at the event.
For more information on the Invictus Games, go to the Invictus Games website www.invictusgames2018.org