Warrior Games 2018

Warrior Games 2018

The 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games will be held June 1 – 9 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Approximately 250 seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans will participate in the competition. The wounded warrior athletes will represent the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command, Australian Defence Force, the United Kingdom Armed Forces and the Canadian Armed Forces.

Teams consist of active-duty service members and veterans with upper-body, lower-body, and spinal cord injuries; traumatic brain injuries; visual impairment; serious illnesses; and post-traumatic stress engaging in friendly competition and experiencing the healing power of sports. They will go head-to-head in archery, cycling, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, wheelchair basketball, track and field, and new this year, powerlifting and indoor rowing.

The Warrior Games were established in 2010 as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded warriors and to expose them to adaptive sports. 2018 marks the ninth year of the competition and the first year the event returns to Colorado Springs since 2014.

This is the fourth time the DoD will lead the operational planning and coordination of the event; the U.S. Air Force is the lead for this year’s event.

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Athlete Journey

Each wounded, ill and injured Soldier has their own unique story and journey to recovery. By competing in the 2018 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 2018 DoD Warrior Games in Chicago from June 1 - June 9.

2018 Warrior Games Schedule

Date Time (MST) Event Location
Friday
June 1, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm Track Air Force Academy Outdoor Track
Friday
June 1, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm Field Air Force Academy Outdoor Track and Practice Fields
Saturday
June 2, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm Track Air Force Academy Outdoor Track
Saturday
June 2, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm Field Air Force Academy Outdoor Track and Practice Fields
Saturday
June 2, 2018
6:00am - 10:00pm Opening Ceremony and Concert Falcon Stadium
Sunday
June 3, 2018
7:00am - 11:00am Shooting Prelims Holaday Athletic Center
Sunday
June 3, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm Sitting Volleyball Prelims Cadet East Gymnasium
Sunday
June 3, 2018
5:00pm - 9:00pm Wheelchair Basketball Prelims Cadet Center Gymnasium
Sunday
June 3, 2018
10:00am - 7:00pm Sport Expo, Day 1 Cadet Gymnasium Outdoor Courts
Monday
June 4, 2018
7:00am - 11:00am Shooting Prelims Holaday Athletic Center
Monday
June 4, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm Sitting Volleyball Prelims Cadet East Gymnasium
Monday
June 4, 2018
5:00pm - 9:00pm Wheelchair Basketball Prelims Cadet Center Gymnasium
Monday
June 4, 2018
10:00am - 7:00pm Sport Expo, Day 2 Cadet Gymnasium Outdoor Courts
Tuesday
June 5, 2018
8:00am - 1:00pm Shooting Finals Holaday Athletic Center
Tuesday
June 5, 2018
2:00pm - 7:00pm Powerlifting Cadet Gymnasium Volleyball Courts
Wednesday
June 6, 2018
8:00am - 11:00am Time Trial Cycling Falcon Stadium
Wednesday
June 6, 2018
12:00pm - 7:00pm Cycling Falcon Stadium
Thursday
June 7, 2018
8:00am - 6:00pm Archery Holaday Athletic Center
Friday
June 8, 2018
8:00am - 4:00pm Swimming Cadet Gymnasium Natatorium
Friday
June 8, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm Sitting Volleyball Finals Clune Arena
Saturday
June 9, 2018
8:00am - 1:00pm Indoor Rowing Cadet Gymnasium Natatorium
Saturday
June 9, 2018
2:00pm - 6:00pm Wheelchair Basketball Finals Clune Arena
Saturday
June 9, 2018
Closing Ceremony By Invitation Only

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Event Schedule

Friday, June 1
  • Track
  • Field
Saturday, June 2
  • Track
  • Field
  • Opening Ceremony and Concert
Sunday, June 3
  • Shooting Prelims
  • Sitting Volleyball Prelims
  • Wheelchair Basketball Prelims
  • Sport Expo, Day 1
Monday, June 4
  • Shooting Prelims
  • Sitting Volleyball Prelims
  • Wheelchair Basketball Prelims
  • Sport Expo, Day 2
Tuesday, June 5
  • Shooting Finals
  • Powerlifting
Wednesday, June 6
  • Time Trial Cycling
  • Cycling
Thursday, June 7
  • Archery
Friday, 8 June
  • Swimming
  • Sitting Volleyball Finals
  • Sitting Volleyball Bronze Match
  • Sitting Volleyball Gold Match
  • Wheelchair Basketball Gold Game
Saturday, 9 June
  • Indoor Rowing
  • Wheelchair Basketball Finals
  • Closing Ceremony