In 1993 Joe Wittkamp was involved in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. After his accident the former verteran from Jackson, Ohio was introduced to wheelchair sports.
His first competition was the 1994 Ohio Wheelchair Games and he won gold in the weightlifting. Later that year he won gold in the Veterans Wheelchair Games in Kansas City.
Joe is now a member of Team USA Powerlifting and competes around the world. He qualified for the 2014 IPS Powerlifting World Championship Games in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from April 3-13.
Flights to Dubai and hotel rooms could be very expensive; donations can be made by calling 740-395-3442