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Warrior Games trials for Soldiers and local veterans at Fort Campbell March 31st to April 17th

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionUS ParalypmicsFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion is hosting Warrior Games trials March 31st to April 17th at Fort Campbell, KY. These preliminary trials will select active duty and veteran athletes to compete for a spot on the 40-person Army team in the 2014 Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs this October.

This Paralympic-style competition allows wounded, ill and injured athletes from all military branches to compete against one another in seven different events, including track and field, swimming, shooting, archery, cycling, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball.

Soldiers from Fort Campbell and local veterans will try out March 31st to April 3rd. Athletes will be selected to join Soldiers from Fort Stewart, Fort Benning and Fort Gordon, GA for the regional trials at Fort Campbell April 14th to 17th.

Active duty Soldiers and veterans who meet the following criteria are eligible for the regional trials:  permanent physical disabilities such as amputations, spinal cord injuries, visual impairments or permanent limb dysfunction as well as non-permanent injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries or orthopedic injuries.

If you would like to try out for the Army Warrior Games team, contact the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion’s Adaptive Reconditioning Program at 270.956.4200 or email your contact information to bachpao@gmail.com. Soldiers assigned to Fort Campbell units and local veterans should sign up by March 24 for the local trials March 31st to April 3rd. Veterans may also sign up by April 7th for the regional trials April 14th to 17th.

Community members are also invited to show their support for Army athletes by attending the trial events open to the public. Event times and locations are listed below and may also be found at www.facebook.com/BACH.Fort.Campbell.

Warrior Games Trials

March 31-April 3: Fort Campbell selection (local Soldiers and veterans)

April 14-17: Regional selection (Fort Campbell, Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, Fort Stewart and veterans)

Monday

March 31 & April 14

Tuesday

April 1 & April 15

Wednesday

April 2 & April 16

Thursday

April 3 & April 17

Track & Field

Open to the public

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fryar Field House

Air Rifle & Air Pistol

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cycling

Open to the public

2 – 5 p.m.

10k Route: http://bit.ly/WarriorGamesCycle

(20k & 30k repeat route)

Riders will leave the Division Parade Field, ride down Market Garden Road, turn around at Mabry Road and ride back to the Division Parade Field

Swim

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Archery

2 – 5 p.m.

Wheelchair Basketball

Open to the public

8 a.m. – noon

Freedom Fighter Physical Fitness Center

Sitting Volleyball

Open to the public

1 – 5 p.m.

Freedom Fighter PFC

 

Information about the Warrior Games from their official website

The United States Olympic Committee announced that the Warrior Games will be held in Colorado Springs, CO, September 28th-October 4th, 2014.

More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans are expected to participate.  They will comprise five U.S. teams representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations.  Teams will compete in seven sports including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track & field and wheelchair basketball.

The Games are designed to introduce injured service members and veterans to Paralympic sport competition and encourage them to stay physically active when they return to their local communities following the event.

For more information about the Warrior Games, please visit their website.


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