SPC Geoff Hopkins, Veteran

Current Location:

  Fredericksburg, Virginia


Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  Subject Matter Expert, Adaptive Reconditioning Branch, WCT


WTU of Recovery:

  N/A


Hometown:

  Maumee, Ohio


School(s):

  Maumee High, Ohio; Marshall University; University of Toledo, Ohio


Events:

  Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Cycling

Injury or Illness:

  Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)


As a repeat Marine Corps Marathon and Melbourne Music Marathon competitor, retired Spc. Geoff Hopkins is ready to take on the hand cycling competition at the first-ever Invictus Games.

Hopkins plans on using this opportunity to represent the United States to mentor other wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans. “I look forward to using my experience in adaptive sports and recreation to assist the younger, newly injured service members,” said Hopkins.

Hopkins credits adaptive sports with many of his personal and educational achievements and hopes to continue his recovery through hand cycling and wheelchair racing.

“Adaptive sports has helped me to achieve many things in my life, including, but not limited to, a great relationship with my wife, being physically able to take care of our five-year-old son, work and obtain both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees,” said Hopkins.

Hopkins is thankful for the support of his Family throughout his recovery and transition. “My entire Family has supported me, especially my wonderful wife of 12 years and our very cool five-year-old son, Ethan,” said Hopkins.

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Year Event Results

2014

Invictus Games