SGT Ryan McIntosh, Active Duty

Current Location:

  San Antonio, Texas

Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  World Class Athlete Program (WCAP)

WTU of Recovery:

  Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas


  Rifle, Colorado


  Rifle High School, Colorado


  Track, Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Sitting Volleyball

Injury or Illness:

  Right Leg Below-Knee Amputation

An avid high school athlete, McIntosh competed in track and football, even playing at the semi-professional level. Today, as a right-leg below-the-knee amputee, McIntosh trains in swimming, track and field, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. At the 2012 Warrior Games, he took gold in wheelchair basketball, silver in two track events and a bronze medal in swimming. He competed in the 2013 Warrior Games, as well, crediting adaptive reconditioning with showing him that he is “capable of doing anything regardless of injury.”

McIntosh was injured in December 2010, after stepping on a pressure-plate landmine while performing a routine mission in Afghanistan. McIntosh is assigned to Army World Class Athlete Program and resides in San Antonio. He trains in track and field at Trinity University.

“I’m helping other Soldiers with their physical therapy by finding sports for them to get back into,” he said. “The Soldiers are pretty positive toward me because they see I’m still serving my country, and it motivates them.”

McIntosh credits his Family and friends for their encouragement in getting him back into sports. “Some people have told me that I wouldn’t be able to do a lot of things, but I don’t limit myself,” he said. “Without adaptive sports, I would not be where I am today. Through sports, I realized that I am the same person as I was before.”

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Year Event Results


Warrior Games
2013 Warrior Games
2014 Invictus Games
Sgt. Ryan McIntosh practicing wheelchair rugby in preparation for the 2014 Invictus Games (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua D. Sheppard/Released) U.S. Army Sgt. Ryan McIntosh stands on the 3rd-place podium after earning a bronze medal in the 100m Men's Ambulant race during the 2014 London Invictus Games, Lee Valley Athletic Centre, England, Sept 11, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)