2016 W100K Rider
Major Peter Way grew up in Savannah, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1989. Peter completed the Army ROTC program and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He returned to school and completed a Master’s degree in Nursing in 1997. Peter was recomissioned in the Army under the Medical Corps.
In 2002 and 2003, Peter deployed to Afghanistan to serve as medic. He was injured by a grenade and later a second time while pulling a wounded soldier out of a vehicle. Peter was medically retired in 2013 after 24 years of service. In August 2014, his injured leg became infected and he made the decision to have his leg amputated above the knee.
While recovering, Peter was introduced to adaptive sports as part of his rehabilitation process. He now enjoys hand-cycling, wheelchair basketball, archery, rowing, and shooting and won both gold and bronze medals at the Valor games in 2015 and 2016. He has raced cross-country on a mountain bike and participated in trail rides in Utah.
Today, Peter volunteers as a board member for the America’s VetDogs, an organization that places service dogs with veterans. As a recipient of a service dog, he is a service dog advocate and helps other veterans apply for service dogs. He is also a volunteer for Central Georgia K9 Search and Rescue as a search dog handler and Wilderness Air Scent Dog Trainer.
Peter lives in Martinez, GA, with his wife and two children.