Julius McManus Selected for the 2023 Invictus Games in Germany!

We would like to extend a HUGE congratulations to Chenega Analytic Business Solutions (CABS) Instruction Systems Specialist, Julius McManus, for his selection into the 2023 Invictus Games in Dusseldorf, Germany, this upcoming September! Julius began with CBAS in 2020 after serving in the US Navy. Julius was recently selected to represent Team USA as one of fifty-nine elite wounded, ill, or injured military athletes chosen after competing at the 2022 DoD Warrior Games. This year’s Invictus Games will be the sixth edition of this international sporting event for wounded, injured, and sick servicemen and women.

Prior to being selected for the Invictus Games, Julius was part of the US Navy Wounded Warrior Team in the 2018 and 2022 DoD Warrior Games. As a member of the US Navy Team, Julius won nine individual gold medals, one team silver, and two team bronze medals which helped in his selection for the U.S. Invictus team. His hard work and dedication led him to his goals, and he never gave up!

This will be Julius’s first year competing on the U.S. Invictus Team. He was introduced to the US Invictus team in 2018 and started setting goals to qualify for the international competition. He now has the opportunity to represent the United States of America in a Paralympic sport.

Julius and his teammates will represent the United States as they compete against 21 other national teams in adaptive sports, including archery, track and field, cycling, indoor rowing, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and table tennis.

Congratulations to Julius McManus for being selected for the 2023 Invictus Games! We cannot wait to hear about all your success and wish you the best of luck. We look forward to watching you continue achieving your goals and motivating others. Chenega MIOS and CABS are extremely proud to have you!

​​​​​​​We asked Julius what advice he would give to someone who is interested in the US Invictus Games:

The international Invictus Games Foundation uses the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and ill service members. The Invictus games are an opportunity for wounded veterans to demonstrate their unconquered spirit and determination at an elite sporting level. It has been a long road and several years of training with paralympic coaches to reach this level of competition. For anyone who has been injured and has an interest in competing, I would recommend setting realistic goals and continuing to push towards them. We all have our own personal struggles and limitations, however, if I may quote Mr. Winston Churchill “Never give up, never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense.”

– Julius McManus


About the DoD Warrior Games

Hundreds of elite athletes representing the United States Military will compete in adaptive sporting events such as wheelchair basketball, cycling, indoor rowing, and wheelchair rugby, among others.

The DoD Warrior Games Challenge serves to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded warriors by providing them exposure to adaptive sports. Participation in the Warrior Games represents the culmination of a service member’s involvement in an adaptive sports program and demonstrates the incredible potential of wounded warriors through competitive sports.

About the Invictus Games

Team U.S. is part of approximately 500 participants from 21 countries who will take part in this multi-sport event featuring 10 adaptive sports, including archery, athletics (track and field), cycling, indoor rowing, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and table tennis, which is new to the Invictus Games.

The Invictus Games are based on the United States’ concept of the Department of Defense Warrior Games and are designed to use the power of sports to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding of, and respect for, those who serve their country and their loved ones. The games were founded by Prince Harry, a former captain in the British army, in 2014.