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    Marines Take Chairman’s Cup at Warrior Games

    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, UNITED STATES

    05.05.2012

    Story by Sgt. Aaron Hostutler 

    Defense Media Activity - Marines

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The All-Marine Warrior Games Team won the Chairman's Cup for the third year in a row at this year's Warrior Games. The games, which took place May 1-5, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, showcased Wounded, Ill and Injured service members from all branches.

    The Chairman’s Cup is awarded to the team that wins the most medals in competitions including archery, cycling, shooting, wheelchair basketball, seated volleyball, swimming and track and field. The Marines took 89 with the Army being their closest competitors with only 63 medals. The rest of the teams, the Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations had a combined score of only 57.

    One event the Marines dominated was shooting. There they took 20 out of 24 medals including all eight of the gold. Every time the gold medals were awarded the Marines hymn played, so by the end of the event the competing services new it by heart.

    “I heard it eight times last year. I heard it eight times this year and I’ll hear it eight times next year,” said Roger Withrow, a shooting coach with the Marines team. “We’re ready. Bring it on.”

    During the 2011 Warrior Games the Marines took the same amount of medals, proving their worth behind a weapon and that every Marine is a rifleman.

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    Date Taken: 05.05.2012
    Date Posted: 05.06.2012 20:19
    Story ID: 87993
    Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, US

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