GSA Tucson Team Captain, and President of the Perimeter Bicycling Association of America (PBAA), Richard DeBernardis will be visiting Japan in early August, and on this year's agenda will be a climb of Mt. Fuji with Paralympian, Greg Hockensmith.
Greg was injured in a traumatic car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down at the age of 16. Determined to not let this slow him down, it was sport that he felt was not only the great "equalizer" but also a way for him to excel. His list of achievements (see below)is astonishing, not least his current challenge-to climb Mt. Fuji on a modified handcycle. Greg is a world-class competitor, mentor, motivator, business owner, and avid student of life and GSA Tokyo is proud to act as support team to the attempt. Good luck Greg!!
Greg Hockensmith Handcycling Records
2002 Time Trial World Champion
Gold - 2003 European road race open championship
Gold - 2001 European team time trial open championship
Silver - 2001 European road race open championship
Bronze - 2002 European road race open championship
4 time National Champion
U.S. National Team member: 2000 to 2004
Arm powered bike distance World record holder - 252 miles in 17 hrs. 52 min.