SPC Terry Cartwright, Active Duty

Current Location:

  Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:


WTU of Recovery:

  Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Belvoir, Virginia


  Safford, Arizona


  Not Specified


  Track, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball

Injury or Illness:

  Not Specified

Spc. Terry Cartwright is a very competitive athlete who sees every sport as a team sport, including track. Most consider track an individual sport, but for him “if you didn’t have your other teammates with you, who do you have to train with? Who is going to push you to get better?”

Cartwright also participates in wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball. He enjoys the competitiveness of these sports, loves working with other athletes and enjoys seeing each other’s skills and what they can give to the team.

His life changed with a life threatening car accident and was told that he would never run again. As a runner, that hit Cartwright very hard. However, he was very determined to prove them wrong and is now way ahead of where he thought he would be. “I’m out to prove that it’s what you think you can do not what your doctors say you can do; you know yourself better than anyone.”

“I’m back to running track competitively, and I like to think that the Warrior Games gave me something to work towards, and think that running has saved my life.”

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Year Event Results


DoD Warrior Games Gold Sitting Volleyball
Bronze Men’s 1500m Run 6.0 (Track)