2013 Warrior Games

2013 Warrior Games


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The Warrior Games showcase the resilient spirit of today's wounded, ill, or injured service members from all branches of the military. After overcoming significant physical and behavioral injuries, these men and women demonstrate the power of ability over disability and the spirit of competition.
Since 2010, nearly 200 wounded, ill, or injured service members and veterans have competed annually at the Warrior Games, a unique partnership between the Department of Defense and U.S. Olympic Committee Paralympic Military Program. Athletes compete in sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, swimming, cycling, track & field, archery & competitive shooting. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the athletes or team members place 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their events respectively.
Additionally the service that brings the most medals will receive the Chairman's Cup.
Warrior Games is about more than winning medals-it's about overcoming challenges to celebrate accomplishments. Each athlete competing tells a story of triumph, regardless of whether they stand on the podium.
Athletes can also compete for the title of Ultimate Champion. This is a Pentathlon-style format designed to pit warriors against each other in a variety of disciplines. Points are earned in each discipline, and the athlete collecting the most points is named Ultimate Champion.
Adaptive sports and reconditioning are linked to a variety of benefits for wounded, ill, or injured service members across all branches of the military.


Soldiers Update: Wheelchair Basketball Soldiers Update: Wheelchair Basketball
The Army's Wheelchair Basketball team took the gold medal at this year's Warrior Games. They say being as close as family brought them thier win.
Living a Normal Life Living a Normal Life
After 18 months in the Corps, this Marine was in a near fatal accident. He shares his his love of basketball and how he strives to live a normal life, all while...
Soldiers Update: Warrior Games Wrap Up Soldiers Update: Warrior Games Wrap Up
This edition features a wrap up of the final outcomes of the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. Produced by Spc. Andrew Vidakovich.
All Hands Update: Special Coverage 2013 Warrior Games All Hands Update: Special Coverage 2013 Warrior Games
Special coverage of the 2013 Warrior Games.
All Hands Update: Warrior Games Recap All Hands Update: Warrior Games Recap
A recap of the 2013 Warrior Games.
Warrior Games Competition as Inspiration Warrior Games Competition as Inspiration
2013 - Warrior Games athletes hope they inspired other wounded warriors this week.
Marines Win Chairman's Cup for Fourth Year in a Row Marines Win Chairman's Cup for Fourth Year in a Row
2013 - The Marines are taking home the Chairman's Cup for the fourth consecutive time as they head home from the 2013 Warrior Games.
2013 Warrior Games: Archery Selects 2013 Warrior Games: Archery Selects
B-roll of the Archery events during the 2013 Wounded Warrior Games. Also available in High Definition.
2013 Warrior Games: Archery Selects with Interview 2013 Warrior Games: Archery Selects with Interview
B-roll of the Archery events during the 2013 Wounded Warrior Games and an interview with Air Force MSgt. Axel Gaud-Torres about his participation in the 2013 Wounded...
2013 Warrior Games Closing Ceremony 2013 Warrior Games Closing Ceremony
B-roll of the 2013 Warrior Games Closing Ceremony.
2013 Warrior Games AF Capt Mitchell Kieffer Wins "Ultimate Champion" Award 2013 Warrior Games AF Capt Mitchell Kieffer Wins...
footage of AF Team member, Capt Mitchell Kieffer recieving the 2013 Warrior Games "Ultimate Champion" trophy at the closing ceremonies. The trophy was presented by...
2013 Warrior Games: Joint Swimming Preliminaries 2013 Warrior Games: Joint Swimming Preliminaries
B-roll of the joint swimming preliminaries during the 2013 Wounded Warrior Games. Also available in High Definition.

Marines win fourth title at Warrior Games Marines win fourth title at Warrior Games
Team captains Cpl. Jorge Salazar of Delano, Calif., and Wounded Warrior Battalion West and veteran Cpl. Travis Greene of Boise, Idaho accepted the Chairman’s Cup on...
Marine archery coaches cross service lines Marine archery coaches cross service lines
Frank Baroquerio, an Army team archer, took the gold in the composite bow discipline during the 2013 Warrior Games, May 15. Baroquerio beat Marine archer, Matthew...
Warrior Games hits recovery bull’s eye Warrior Games hits recovery bull’s eye
The first highlight of the 2013 Warrior Games' archery competition was when Richard Stalder fired a Robin Hood at the United States Air Force Academy, Colo. May 15....
Marine archery coaches cross service lines Marine archery coaches cross service lines
Archers in six different colored uniforms, representing the six different wounded, ill and injured teams, prepare to fire a volley of arrows during the 2013 Warrior...
Warrior Games hits recovery bull’s eye Warrior Games hits recovery bull’s eye
Six teams of wounded, injured and ill veterans from the United States and United Kingdom competed in archery during the 2013 Warrior Games, May 15. The concentration...
Warrior Games hits recovery bull’s eye Warrior Games hits recovery bull’s eye
Six teams of wounded, injured and ill veterans from the United States and United Kingdom competed in archery during the 2013 Warrior Games, May 15. The concentration...
Marine archery coaches cross service lines Marine archery coaches cross service lines
Six teams of wounded, injured and ill veterans from the United States and United Kingdom competed in archery during the 2013 Warrior Games, May 15. The competition...
Marine archery coaches cross service lines Marine archery coaches cross service lines
Wounded, injured and ill veterans from the United States and United Kingdom make their way to their archery targets during the 2013 Warrior Games, May 15. The...
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Marine veteran Cpl. Ray Hennagir, center, reacts to winning gold in sitting volleyball during the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 15. (DoD photo by...
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Marine veteran Brandon Malone reacts to winning a gold medal in sitting volleyball during 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 15. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
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Marine veteran Cpl. Ray Hennagir, center, serves a volleyball during the gold medal sitting volleyball round of the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May...
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Marine veteran Lance Cpl. Zach Blair blocks a spike by Army's Sean Hook during the gold medal sitting volleyball match of the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs,...

Marine archery coaches cross service lines Marine archery coaches cross service lines
Archers in six different colored uniforms, representing six different teams, prepare to fire a volley of arrows during the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs,...
Warrior Games hits recovery bull’s eye Warrior Games hits recovery bull’s eye
The slow, smooth pull of string, a moment to sight in on the bull’s eye 18 meters away, and like lighting an arrow thuds into its target. Although British...
Army hones in on gold during 2013 Warrior Games archery competition Army hones in on gold during 2013 Warrior Games...
“Reset the field, archers to the line” echoed throughout the indoor archery range as athletes from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy, along with a team...

Sgt. 1st Class Charles Armstead
Sgt. 1st Class Charles Armstead, Needville, TX, talks to a Gulf Coast Tribune reporter about joining the Army and competing in the Wounded Warrior Games.
Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Nathan DeWalt
Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Nathan DeWalt talks to a York Dispatch reporter, in York, Pa., about participating in the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Joey Smith
Joey Smith, Shelby, N.C., talks to a Shelby Star reporter about his career in the military, being in the Army and the Marine Corps as a forward observer and...