PVA at the Invictus Games: Jesse Graham

Profile photo of Jesse Graham from Air Force Warriors 2015

A brief look at the 2016 Invictus Games competitor Jesse Graham

Air Force Master Sergeant Jesse Graham began to find hope after his spinal-cord injury the moment he discovered adaptive sports.

The injury, a result of a snowboarding accident that left Graham a quadriplegic, didn’t hold him back from attending his first adaptive sports camp just four months later. He went on to complete a triathlon just weeks after the camp ended. 

Deciding to help other disabled individuals in his community with fitness, Graham and his brother, Chris, started up Applied Fitness Cycle in Manassas, Va., their hometown. The indoor cycling studio offers traditional and adapted spin equipment as well as integrated spin classes to both able-bodied and disabled individuals.

Now a Paralyzed Veterans of America Mid-Atlantic chapter member and adaptive sports enthusiast, Graham will represent Team USA in the 2016 Invictus Games, a goal he set when he was in recovery. He will be competing in swimming, track and field, indoor rowing and wheelchair rugby events in Orlando, Fla.

For more information about the 2016 Invictus Games please visit the Invictus Games Website.

Tune in to WatchESPN to watch live, May 8 – 12.


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