CPT William Reynolds, Veteran

Current Location:

  Bethesda, Maryland


Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  Senior Consultant, Deloitte


WTU of Recovery:

  Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland


Hometown:

  Rochester, New York


School(s):

  United States Military Academy (BS); University of Rochester, New York (MPH, MBA)


Events:

  Track, Field, Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Swimming, Sitting Volleyball

Injury or Illness:

  Left Knee Disarticulation; Left Median and Ulnar Nerve Damage


Capt. Will Reynolds was a former collegiate gymnast before making the switch to endurance athletics, mainly marathons, upon being commissioned in the Army. Severe wounds received from an improvised explosive device during dismounted combat operations in Baghdad precluded him from continuing to run competitively. As a result, Capt. Reynolds switched his competitive pursuits to cycling, which was also an integral part of his rehabilitation.

Capt. Reynolds started racing in 2011 as a captain for a four-cyclist (two para-cyclist) Race Across America team, which completed the race penalty free in seven days, 14 hours and 28 minutes, which was the middle of the pack for the approximately thirty, four-cyclist relay teams. He continued to race and train regionally in 2012 as a one-leg cyclist before making his debut in the para-cycling realm in 2013 at the Greenville Para-Cycling Open as a C2 para-cyclist. Capt. Reynolds competed for one season as a C2 para-cyclist prior to losing his leg to a limb-salvage failure before the 2014 season. As a result, he raced the 2014 season with prosthetic, which he will continue to do and most likely be re-classified as a C3 cyclist.

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Year Event Results
2013 Warrior Games
2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials
2014 Invictus Games
2015 DoD Warrior Games Gold Men’s 100m Dash 4.0 (Track)
Gold Men’s 800m Run 4.0 (Track)
Gold Men’s 1500m Run 4.0 (Track)
Bronze Men’s 400m Dash 4.0 (Track)