Warrior Games 2017

The 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. Approximately 265 athletes representing teams from the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force, and Special Operations Command, as well as athletes from international partner nations, the United Kingdom Armed Forces and the Australian Defence Force, will participate in eight sporting events: archery, cycling, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, wheelchair basketball, track and field. The Warrior Games highlight the resiliency and strength of our service members, veterans and their caregivers.

Throughout the week of competition, wounded warriors will compete in archery, cycling, track, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming and wheelchair basketball. Army Trials showcase the resilient spirit of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans. Participants include athletes with upper-body, lower-body and spinal cord injuries; amputations; serious illnesses; traumatic brain injuries; visual impairment and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Menu

Athlete Journey

Each wounded, ill and injured Soldier has their own unique story and journey to recovery. By competing in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games as part of Team Army, these brave men and women continue to prove their strength and resiliency. The Games are an opportunity for athletes to showcase their competitive edge, develop lasting relationships and heal, both physically and mentally.

Team Army’s Soldiers started out competing in unit level competitions for a chance to move on and participate at their regional trials. Top regional trials’ competitors were invited to compete at the Warrior Games, where they worked with expert coaches, sports trainers and nutritionists and competed for a chance to represent Team Army at the DoD Warrior Games. 40 athletes were selected to Team Army based on their professionalism, team spirit and event performances and will go on to compete at the 2017 DoD Warrior Games in Chicago from June 30 - July 08.

2017 Warrior Games Competition Schedule

Date Time (CST) Event Location
Friday
30 June, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Shooting McCormick place - Lakeside Center
12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Sitting Volleyball McCormick place - Lakeside Center
3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Wheelchair Basketball McCormick place - Lakeside Center
Saturday
01 July, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Shooting McCormick place - Lakeside Center
11:30 - 2:30 p.m. Sitting Volleyball McCormick place - Lakeside Center
2:30 - 5:30 p.m. Wheelchair Basketball McCormick place - Lakeside Center
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony Soldier Field
Sunday
02 July, 2017
2:00 - 9:00 p.m. Track Competition Lane Tech High School
Monday
03 July, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Archery Competition McCormick Place - Lakeside Center
Tuesday
04 July, 2017
All Day Family Day Various Events in the City of Chicago
Wednesday
05 July, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Field Competition Soldier Field
Thursday
06 July, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Cycling Competition Museum Campus
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Shooting Pistol McCormick Place - Lakeside Center
Friday
07 July, 2017
8:00 - 11:30 a.m. Shooting McCormick Place - Lakeside Center
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Wheelchair Basketball United Center
7:15 - 8:45 p.m. Wheelchair Basketball (Bronze Match) United Center
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Sitting Volleyball (Bronze Match) United Center
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Sitting Volleyball (Gold Match) United Center
8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Wheelchair Basketball (Gold Match) United Center
Saturday
08 July, 2017
10:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m. Swimming Competition University of Illinois at Chicago
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony By invitation only Navy Pier

Warrior Games 2017 Stories

Just a little game between friends

When you walk into the United Center you are met by murals of Chicago Bulls’ legends ...

2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games has Hall of Famers too

From the opening ceremonies featuring two Grammy Awards winners in Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton, former television......

The road to “Return to Duty”

For Soldiers competing in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games, several months of their lives are dedicated ......

Altermese Kendrick: Army Strong

Chaplain Assistant's Staff Sgt. Altermese Kendrick would come to lean on her positive attitude....

Warrior Games Featured Videos and Photos

Featured Video

Event Schedule

Friday, 30 June
  • Shooting
  • Sitting Volleyball
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Tournament Day #1

Saturday, 1 July
  • Shooting
  • Sitting Volleyball
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Tournament Day #2

Sunday, 2 July
  • Track Competition
Monday, 3 July
  • Archery Competition
Tuesday, 4 July
  • Family Day
Wednesday, 5 July
  • Field Competition
Thursday, 6 July
  • Cycling Competition
  • Shooting Pistol
Friday, 7 July
  • Shooting Rifle
  • Wheelchair Basketball Bronze Game
  • Sitting Volleyball Bronze Match
  • Sitting Volleyball Gold Match
  • Wheelchair Basketball Gold Game
  • Medal Rounds

Saturday, 8 July
  • Swimming Competition
  • Closing Ceremony

Adaptive Reconditioning

Event Schedule

Warrior Games 2017 Fact Sheet