Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and Veterans will join together at Fort Bliss to compete in the U.S. Army Trials 2019, March 7th through the 15th.
Army Trials include Soldier and Veteran athletes who will face off in powerlifting, archery, shooting, cycling, track and field, swimming, sitting volleyball, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair basketball.
Participants include athletes with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, serious illnesses and amputations.
The Army Warrior Care and Transition conducts the Army Trials annually to help determine which athletes get selected for Team Army and go on to compete at the DOD Warrior Games.
This year’s Warrior Games will take place this summer in Tampa, Florida.
Schedule of events:
Thursday, March 7 8:30 a.m. Rowing, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Training: Powerlifting, Track, Cycling, and Tennis
Friday, March 8 9 a.m. Powerlifting, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Field, Cycling, Shooting, Archery
2 p.m. Tennis
Saturday, March 9 8 a.m. Track, 3 p.m. Powerlifting, Golf, Tennis, Medal Ceremony
Sunday, March 10 8 a.m. Cycling timed trials, Road Race, 3 p.m. Track Medal Ceremony
Monday, March 11 8 a.m. Field, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Training: Golf, Swimming, Shooting, Archery, Sitting Volleyball, 4 p.m. Cycling Medal Ceremony
Tuesday, March 12 8 a.m. Archery, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Training: Golf, Swimming, Shooting, Wheelchair Basketball, 4 p.m. Field Medal Ceremony
Wednesday, March 13 8 a.m. Shooting, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Training: Golf, Swimming Wheelchair Rugby
Thursday, March 14 8 a.m. Swimming, 2 p.m. Golf, 4 p.m. Shooting, Archery Medal Ceremony
Friday, March 15 Team Sports Day: 8 a.m. Sitting Volleyball, 10:30 a.m. Wheelchair Basketball, 1:30 Wheelchair Rugby, 4 p.m. Golf and Swimming Medal Ceremony, 6 p.m. Closing Ceremony