Andrew Johnson

Paralympian 2012

    Athlete Bio






    Connecticut College

    Name: Andrew Johnson
    Sport: Para Rowing
    Event: Sweeping
    Height: 5’10”
    Current Residence: Riverside, Conn
    College: Connecticut College

    Paralympic Experience:
    • 2012 Paralympic Games
    Career Highlights:
    • 2012 USRowing National Championships, first place (adaptive four with coxswain)
    • 2010 World Rowing Championships, sixth place (adaptive four with coxswain)
    • 2009 World Rowing Championships, eight place (adaptive four with coxswain)

    Fun Facts: Andrew was a three-time recipient of the Most Valuable Rower Award on his high school crew…He started attending selection camps for the U.S. National Adaptive Team in 2006…
    When not in a rowing shell, Andrew enjoys sailing, hiking, skiing, playing the saxophone
    and getting lost in new cities…His most memorable sporting achievement is the 2009
    World Rowing Championships in Poznan…Andrew lists his dad as the most influential
    person in his sporting career because he has always encouraged Andrew to step outside
    his comfort zone and go further than he thought possible…Andrew holds climber Erik
    Weihenmayer as his personal hero…In 2001, Weihenmayer became the first blind man
    to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, forever changing people’s perceptions of what blind
    people can accomplish…Andrew got the opportunity to hike with him to Machu Picchu
    in the summer of 2006, and his drive and perseverance have inspired Andrew to find his
    own hidden potential and defy even the most tenaciously-held expectations of what a blind
    person can achieve.

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