Warrior Games regional trials for Soldiers and veterans

Warrior Games regional trials for Soldiers and veterans

/Fort Campbell Public Affairs

ClarksvilleNow.com Reporting

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion is hosting regional Warrior Games trials April 14 to 17 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.

The regional trials will include Soldiers and veterans from Fort Campbell area as well as Soldiers from Fort Stewart, Fort Benning and Fort Gordon, Ga.

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.

Community members are invited to show their support for Army athletes by attending the trial events open to the public: track and field Monday, cycling Tuesday, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball Thursday.

Event times and locations are listed below and may also be found at www.facebook.com/BACH.Fort.Campbell.

Warrior Games Regional Trials

Monday April 14:
Track and Field – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fryar Field House (open to the public)

Tuesday April 15:
Air Rifle & Air Pistol – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cycling – 2-5 p.m. Cycle route (http://bit.ly/WarriorGamesCycle) (open to the public)

Wednesday April 16:
Swim – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Archery – 2-5 p.m.

Thursday April 17
Wheelchair Basketball – 8 a.m. to noon, Freedom Fighter Physical Fitness Center (open to the public)

Sitting Volleyball – 1-5 p.m., Freedom Fighter PFC (open to the public)

A map of the cycling route can be found at http://bit.ly/WarriorGamesCycle.

Photos courtesy of Fort Campbell Public Affairs