Scott Winkler was introduced to shot put and discus at the 2006 United States Olympic Committee Paralympic Military Sports Camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. Since then, the Grovetown resident has been one of the best in the world at his events.
He set the American record in the shot put (11.27 meters), placing fifth at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. He now has the 2012 Paralympic Games in London in his sights.
First up, however, is the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Athletics Trials in Indianapolis, Ind. from June 29-July 1.