Sgt Erin Stewart, National Guard


Current Location:

  Fort Riley, Kansas


Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  1107th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group


WTU of Recovery:

  Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas


Hometown:

  Springfield, Missouri

School(s):

  Home Schooled


Events:

 Swimming, Shooting

Injury or Illness:

  Back, Right Shoulder, Sciatica, Migraines, Multiple Bulging Discs, Winged Scapula with Rotator Cuff Tear



For Sgt Erin Stewart, adaptive reconditioning activities like sports are life changing. “It gives me something positive to focus on, and teaches me things I can do, instead of all the things I can’t,” she said. Sgt. Stewart discovered the power of sports as she recovered at the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) at Fort Riley, Kansas. “Sports give me the confidence I need to succeed in life,” she added.

While participating in athletic activities at the WTB proved beneficial to her recovery, Sgt. Stewart also demonstrated natural talent. After proving her abilities at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials in June, she moves on to compete in swimming, recumbent cycling, rowing and wheelchair rugby in this year’s inaugural Invictus Games in London.

“It is a great honor to represent the country I love so much,” said Sgt Stewart. “It was a childhood dream of mine to go to the Olympics. Now being able to participate for the honor of my country is a dream come true. “

To get a pdf of the athlete bio at Invictus Games, click here

To get a pdf of the athlete bio at Warrior Games, click here

 

Year Event Results

2014

U.S. Army Warrior Trials

2014

Invictus Games

2014

Warrior Games Bronze 50mfree Open (Swimming)
Bronze 100mfree Open (Swimming)
Bronze 50mback Open (Swimming)
Bronze 50mBreast Open (Swimming)
Silver Rifle Standing Open (Shooting)