Army

The Army is committed to providing our athletes a holistic approach to recovery and rehabilitation with its Warrior Care and Transition Program. The program is overseen by the U.S. Army Medical Command's Deputy Chief of Staff for Warrior Care and Transition and executed by staff at the Army's Warrior Transition Units. The program is designed around six domains: spiritual, career, emotional, family, physical and social to help wounded, ill and injured Soldiers ready themselves for a return to duty or to transition into Veteran status. It is through Army Warrior Care that many recovering Soldiers are introduced to adaptive sports and reconditioning activities. And for some members of Team Army, it is where their road to Warrior Games began.

Team Army

Archery

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

MOS: 11B - Infantryman

Hometown: Williamston, S.C.

Current Location: Fort Belvoir, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Left knee, ankle, shoulder, back, PTSD and TBI

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I’ve put a lot of work into it. My first duty station was Colorado Springs so to be able to go out where I came in would it be awesome.

Aaron Averre

E-5/SGT

Aaron Averre

E-5/SGT

MOS: 74D - Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Specialist

Hometown: Brush Prairie, Wash.

Current Location: Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Bragg WTU

Injuries/Illness: Brain surgery, Heart Condition, small brain aneurism

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting

Why I Compete: To give back to an organization that has given me so much in the last 8 years and to represent the people that helped me in my recovery.

Rolando Colon Jr.

E-8/MSG

Rolando Colon Jr.

E-8/MSG

MOS: 11B - Infantryman / 12X - Combat Engineer

Hometown: Collinsville, Ill.; Jayuya, Puerto Rico

Current Location: Fort Bragg, N.C.

Injuries/Illness: Concussions, PTSD, neck, right shoulder, back, left foot

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: It’s about what you can do in the military, best of the best, determination to push through difficult moments, it’s everything to me and will continue to be everything to me. Give Soldiers going through a similar situation hope.

David Crook

E-5/SGT

David Crook

E-5/SGT

MOS: 42A – Human Resource Specialist

Hometown: Victoria, Texas

Current Location: Joint Base San Antonio, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Left knee, right ankle

Events: Archery, Field, Indoor Rowing

Why I Compete: The honor and a nice way to end my Army career.

Daniel Foiles

E-7/SFC

Daniel Foiles

E-7/SFC

MOS: 51C - Acquisitions

Hometown: Eugene, Ore.

Current Location: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Colon cancer, knees and back issues, whiplash

Events: Archery, Field, Powerlifting

Michael Helmen

E-6/SSG

Michael Helmen

E-6/SSG

MOS: 25B – Information Technology Specialist

Hometown: Killeen, Texas

Current Location: Killeen, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Nerve damage, PTSD, TBI

Events: Archery, Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Shooting

Why I Compete: It’s like gaining a new life representing Team Army.

Lauren Jahn

E-3/PFC

Lauren Jahn

E-3/PFC

MOS: 68W – Combat Medic

Hometown: Gainesville, Fla.

Current Location: Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Bone cancer

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting

Why I Compete: I can show my kids that I served my country and that I had goals and attempted them. I’d be a step closer to figuring out what I’m capable of doing. My family would be proud of me. Its way bigger than me.

Altermese Kendrick

E-6/SSG

Altermese Kendrick

E-6/SSG

MOS: 56M – Chaplain’s Assistant

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Current Location: Fort Hood, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Hip extensive tear in labrum, Sciatic joint

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: Of all the things I’ve done in the military I would like to inspire as I am headed out the door.

Kenny Rodgers

O-3/CPT

Kenny Rodgers

O-3/CPT

MOS: 42B - Human Resources Officer

Hometown: Wilmore, Ky.

Current Location: Fort Bliss, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Knee, PTSD, Back, TBI,

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Shooting

Why I Compete: I would love to represent my country, what an opportunity. Didn’t think I’d make it this far. To see Veterans through all walks of life here is awesome!!!

Julio Rodriguez

E-7/SFC

Julio Rodriguez

E-7/SFC

MOS: 35L – Intel Analyst

Hometown: Worcester, Mass.

Current Location: Fort Benning, Ga.

Injuries/Illness: Depression, Suicidal Ideation

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Powerlifting

Why I Compete: It means the world to me to represent Team Army, it’s been a major goal for me and to see others come together for one common goal is awesome.

Brent Sixkiller

E-5/SGT

Brent Sixkiller

E-5/SGT

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Hometown: Salina, Okla.

Current Location: Fort Bragg, N.C.

Injuries/Illness: Neck injury, right shoulder, lower back, left knee, TBI

Events: Archery, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball

Why I Compete: I owe it all to the Army they gave me an education take care of my health gave me a career… It would be an honor.

Christina Truesdale

O-4/MAJ

Christina Truesdale

O-4/MAJ

MOS: 64B – Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Hometown: Jefferson City, Mo.

Current Location: Fort Benning, Ga.

Injuries/Illness: Tethered spinal cord, stroke, TBI

Events: Archery, Cycling, Shooting

Why I Compete: It would be a HUGE testament for the transformation I’ve been through….I DID NOT QUIT!!! This has been so crucial to my recovery because when you get knocked down physically it affects you mentally …competing helps tremendously.

Alex Wilson

O-3/CPT

Alex Wilson

O-3/CPT

MOS: 74Z – Chemical Officer

Hometown: Saugerties, N.Y.

Current Location: Alexandria, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Left leg amputation below the knee, titanium rod and nerve damage to left leg

Events: Archery, Field, Sitting Volleyball

Why I Compete: Actually participating as opposed to working the event would bring a whole new meaning to it.

Cycling

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

MOS: 11B - Infantryman

Hometown: Williamston, S.C.

Current Location: Fort Belvoir, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Left knee, ankle, shoulder, back, PTSD and TBI

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I’ve put a lot of work into it. My first duty station was Colorado Springs so to be able to go out where I came in would it be awesome.

Steve Bortle

O-3/CPT

Steve Bortle

O-3/CPT

MOS: 25A – Signal Officer

Hometown: Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Current Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Injuries/Illness: Tore both shoulders, ulcerative colitis

Events: Cycling, Field, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track

Karla Caldera

E-6/SSG

Karla Caldera

E-6/SSG

MOS: 31B – Military Police

Hometown: Salem, Mass.

Current Location: Fort Belvoir, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Lower back and hip injuries

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Swimming

Why I Compete: The Warrior Games give me an opportunity to leave the Army as the Warrior and fighter that I am and will always be.

Hyoshin Cha

E-7/SFC

Hyoshin Cha

E-7/SFC

MOS: 68J – Medical Logistics Specialist

Hometown: Stockbridge, Ga.

Current Location: Fort Bliss, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Blood disease, back and hip injuries

Events: Cycling, Field, Powerlifting, Swimming

Why I Compete: Show a pathway for those who don’t know about adaptive sports.

Anthony Farve

E-4/SPC

Anthony Farve

E-4/SPC

MOS: 11B Infantryman

Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.

Current Location: Tucson, Ariz.

Injuries/Illness: Right leg amputation

Events: Cycling, Swimming, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Brent Garlic

E-4/SPC

Brent Garlic

E-4/SPC

MOS: 19K - Tanker

Hometown: Vineland, N.J.

Current Location: Atlanta, Ga.

Injuries/Illness: Spinal cord injury (car accident)

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: Team Army is family, so any time that you can represent family in a positive way is a win. Wish I had done it sooner.

Michael Helmen

E-6/SSG

Michael Helmen

E-6/SSG

MOS: 25B – Information Technology Specialist

Hometown: Killeen, Texas

Current Location: Killeen, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Nerve damage, PTSD, TBI

Events: Archery, Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Shooting

Why I Compete: It’s like gaining a new life representing Team Army.

Altermese Kendrick

E-6/SSG

Altermese Kendrick

E-6/SSG

MOS: 56M – Chaplain’s Assistant

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Current Location: Fort Hood, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Hip extensive tear in labrum, Sciatic joint

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: Of all the things I’ve done in the military I would like to inspire as I am headed out the door.

Stephen Levit

O-3/CPT

Stephen Levit

O-3/CPT

MOS: 62A - Physician

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.

Current Location: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Car Accident

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing

Why I Compete: I’ve worked hard and doing well at the Army Trials has made me even more eager to represent Team Army.

Eric Lintelmann

O-4/MAJ

Eric Lintelmann

O-4/MAJ

MOS: 31A - Military Police / 40A - Space Operations

Hometown: Elizabeth, Colo.

Current Location: Fort Carson, Colo.

Injuries/Illness: Torn labrum

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: It would be an honor and a chance to beat all the other services, especially Navy.

Chris McGinnis

E-5/SGT

Chris McGinnis

E-5/SGT

MOS: 12N – Construction Engineer

Hometown: Norwich, N.Y.

Current Location: Norwich, N.Y.

Injuries/Illness: Right knee

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: There’s such a sense of pride for your country and the Army when you’re competing.

Chris Montes

E-6/SSG

Chris Montes

E-6/SSG

MOS: 68C - Practical Nursing Specialist / 68W - Combat Medic

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Current Location: Fort Bliss, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Torn ACL, Meniscus

Events: Cycling, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: I owe it all to the Army they gave me an education take care of my health gave me a career… It would be an honor.

Daniel Ohlinger

E-7/SFC

Daniel Ohlinger

E-7/SFC

MOS: 13F – Fire Support Specialist

Hometown: Guyama, Puerto Rico

Current Location: Savannah, Ga.

Injuries/Illness: Lower back injury

Events: Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball

Matthew Olsen

E-7/SFC

Matthew Olsen

E-7/SFC

MOS: 35F - Intel Analyst

Hometown: Saint Louis Park, Minn.

Current Location: Fort Riley, Kan.

Injuries/Illness: Nerve Damage in right leg

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Shooting

Why I Compete: It would show me that my efforts are worthwhile and I’m making strides in my recovery.

Kenny Rodgers

O-3/CPT

Kenny Rodgers

O-3/CPT

MOS: 42B - Human Resources Officer

Hometown: Wilmore, Ky.

Current Location: Fort Bliss, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Knee, PTSD, Back, TBI,

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Shooting

Why I Compete: I would love to represent my country, what an opportunity. Didn’t think I’d make it this far. To see Veterans through all walks of life here is awesome!!!

Julio Rodriguez

E-7/SFC

Julio Rodriguez

E-7/SFC

MOS: 35L – Intel Analyst

Hometown: Worcester, Mass.

Current Location: Fort Benning, Ga.

Injuries/Illness: Depression, Suicidal Ideation

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Powerlifting

Why I Compete: It means the world to me to represent Team Army, it’s been a major goal for me and to see others come together for one common goal is awesome.

Shawn Runnells

E-6/SSG

Shawn Runnells

E-6/SSG

MOS: 19K – M1 Armor Crewman

Hometown: Bloomfield, N.M.

Current Location: Fort Riley, Kan.

Injuries/Illness: Right knee and left shoulder

Events: Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: You can’t judge a book by its cover. Representing the Army would open a lot of different doors for me and open my eyes.

James Shields

E-7/SFC

James Shields

E-7/SFC

MOS: 68W – Combat Medic

Hometown: Silver Spring, Md.

Current Location: JBLM, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Nerve impingement in back broken L4 and L5

Events: Cycling, Swimming

Why I Compete: So I can feel as if my career was well spent and it would give me a way to separate from the Army in a way I could be proud of.

Christina Truesdale

O-4/MAJ

Christina Truesdale

O-4/MAJ

MOS: 64B – Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Hometown: Jefferson City, Mo.

Current Location: Fort Benning, Ga.

Injuries/Illness: Tethered spinal cord, stroke, TBI

Events: Archery, Cycling, Shooting

Why I Compete: It would be a HUGE testament for the transformation I’ve been through….I DID NOT QUIT!!! This has been so crucial to my recovery because when you get knocked down physically it affects you mentally …competing helps tremendously.

John Weasner

E-5/SGT

John Weasner

E-5/SGT

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Hometown: Bellevue, Ohio

Current Location: Fort Campbell, Ky.

Injuries/Illness: Spine and hip

Events: Cycling, Field, Powerlifting, Shooting, Track

Steven Wurth

E-5/SGT

Steven Wurth

E-5/SGT

MOS: 88M – Motor Transport Operator

Hometown: Lambertville, Mich.

Current Location: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Right ankle

Events: Cycling, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I just feel blessed to be able to compete.

Field

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

MOS: 11B - Infantryman

Hometown: Williamston, S.C.

Current Location: Fort Belvoir, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Left knee, ankle, shoulder, back, PTSD and TBI

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I’ve put a lot of work into it. My first duty station was Colorado Springs so to be able to go out where I came in would it be awesome.

Ernesto Altamirano

E-5/SGT

Ernesto Altamirano

E-5/SGT

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Hometown: Pomona, Calif.

Current Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Injuries/Illness: Advanced Achalasia Esophageal disease (While training in Latvia)

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track

Why I Compete: Prove that I can still do things.

Aaron Averre

E-5/SGT

Aaron Averre

E-5/SGT

MOS: 74D - Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Specialist

Hometown: Brush Prairie, Wash.

Current Location: Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Bragg WTU

Injuries/Illness: Brain surgery, Heart Condition, small brain aneurism

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting

Why I Compete: To give back to an organization that has given me so much in the last 8 years and to represent the people that helped me in my recovery.

Steve Bortle

O-3/CPT

Steve Bortle

O-3/CPT

MOS: 25A – Signal Officer

Hometown: Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Current Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Injuries/Illness: Tore both shoulders, ulcerative colitis

Events: Cycling, Field, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track

Jovan Bowser

E-8/MSG

Jovan Bowser

E-8/MSG

MOS: 92W – Senior Water Treatment NCO

Hometown: Portsmouth, Va.

Current Location: Fort Bragg, N.C.

Events: Field

Why I Compete: It’s an honor to represent Team Army. Life is what you make it. You have to learn to adjust to life’s challenges, but get out there and live life to the fullest!

Karla Caldera

E-6/SSG

Karla Caldera

E-6/SSG

MOS: 31B – Military Police

Hometown: Salem, Mass.

Current Location: Fort Belvoir, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Lower back and hip injuries

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Swimming

Why I Compete: The Warrior Games give me an opportunity to leave the Army as the Warrior and fighter that I am and will always be.

Hyoshin Cha

E-7/SFC

Hyoshin Cha

E-7/SFC

MOS: 68J – Medical Logistics Specialist

Hometown: Stockbridge, Ga.

Current Location: Fort Bliss, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Blood disease, back and hip injuries

Events: Cycling, Field, Powerlifting, Swimming

Why I Compete: Show a pathway for those who don’t know about adaptive sports.

Rolando Colon Jr.

E-8/MSG

Rolando Colon Jr.

E-8/MSG

MOS: 11B - Infantryman / 12X - Combat Engineer

Hometown: Collinsville, Ill.; Jayuya, Puerto Rico

Current Location: Fort Bragg, N.C.

Injuries/Illness: Concussions, PTSD, neck, right shoulder, back, left foot

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: It’s about what you can do in the military, best of the best, determination to push through difficult moments, it’s everything to me and will continue to be everything to me. Give Soldiers going through a similar situation hope.

David Crook

E-5/SGT

David Crook

E-5/SGT

MOS: 42A – Human Resource Specialist

Hometown: Victoria, Texas

Current Location: Joint Base San Antonio, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Left knee, right ankle

Events: Archery, Field, Indoor Rowing

Why I Compete: The honor and a nice way to end my Army career.

Samuel Daniels

E-5/SGT

Samuel Daniels

E-5/SGT

MOS: 89B - Ammunitions

Hometown: Trenton, N.J.

Current Location: Schofield, Hawaii

Injuries/Illness: Back injury herniated discs

Events: Field, Powerlifting

Why I Compete: It shows that I’m still able to do my part and represent outside of the fight.

Angela Euson

E-4/SPC

Angela Euson

E-4/SPC

MOS: 68W - Combat Medic

Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.

Current Location: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Wrist Fracture snowboarding, eating disorder

Events: Field, Swimming

Why I Compete: To show how far I’ve come. I am a totally different person my family sees how I have improved physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Daniel Foiles

E-7/SFC

Daniel Foiles

E-7/SFC

MOS: 51C - Acquisitions

Hometown: Eugene, Ore.

Current Location: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Colon cancer, knees and back issues, whiplash

Events: Archery, Field, Powerlifting

Cory Ivins

E-5/SGT

Cory Ivins

E-5/SGT

MOS: 25U – Signal Support Specialist

Hometown: Decauter, Ga.

Current Location: Fort Stewart, Ga.

Injuries/Illness: Bilateral patella tendon rupture

Events: Field, Powerlifting, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: It means a lot to represent Team Army and I’ve been training for this and I didn’t train to lose.

Lauren Jahn

E-3/PFC

Lauren Jahn

E-3/PFC

MOS: 68W – Combat Medic

Hometown: Gainesville, Fla.

Current Location: Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Bone cancer

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting

Why I Compete: I can show my kids that I served my country and that I had goals and attempted them. I’d be a step closer to figuring out what I’m capable of doing. My family would be proud of me. Its way bigger than me.

Stephanie Johnson

E-4/SPC

Stephanie Johnson

E-4/SPC

MOS: 88M – Motor Transport Operator

Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

Current Location: Alexandria, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Right leg amputation below the knee, broken femur, PTSD

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I’m a competitive person and I love to compete. Representing the Army competing against the other services is an honor and a privilege.

Altermese Kendrick

E-6/SSG

Altermese Kendrick

E-6/SSG

MOS: 56M – Chaplain’s Assistant

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Current Location: Fort Hood, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Hip extensive tear in labrum, Sciatic joint

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: Of all the things I’ve done in the military I would like to inspire as I am headed out the door.

Stephen Levit

O-3/CPT

Stephen Levit

O-3/CPT

MOS: 62A - Physician

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.

Current Location: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Car Accident

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing

Why I Compete: I’ve worked hard and doing well at the Army Trials has made me even more eager to represent Team Army.

Chris McGinnis

E-5/SGT

Chris McGinnis

E-5/SGT

MOS: 12N – Construction Engineer

Hometown: Norwich, N.Y.

Current Location: Norwich, N.Y.

Injuries/Illness: Right knee

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: There’s such a sense of pride for your country and the Army when you’re competing.

Heather Moran

E-7/SFC

Heather Moran

E-7/SFC

MOS: 68C - Practical Nursing Specialist / 68W - Combat Medic

Hometown: Kenmore, Wash.

Current Location: Kenmore, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Left hand reconstruction, bilateral ACL reconstruction, PTSD, right shoulder injury, 2 herniated disc

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Shooting, Swimming

Why I Compete: It’s hard to put into words, I’ve always been competitive, avid sportsman so I get to be with my peers again.

Dorian Rhoten

E-6/SSG

Dorian Rhoten

E-6/SSG

MOS: 88M - Motor Transportation Specialist

Hometown: Killeen , Texas

Current Location: Fort Hood, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Left and Right Knee injuries and Sciatica.

Events: Field, Sitting Volleyball

Why I Compete: I’m showing people they CAN.

Kenny Rodgers

O-3/CPT

Kenny Rodgers

O-3/CPT

MOS: 42B - Human Resources Officer

Hometown: Wilmore, Ky.

Current Location: Fort Bliss, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Knee, PTSD, Back, TBI,

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Shooting

Why I Compete: I would love to represent my country, what an opportunity. Didn’t think I’d make it this far. To see Veterans through all walks of life here is awesome!!!

Julio Rodriguez

E-7/SFC

Julio Rodriguez

E-7/SFC

MOS: 35L – Intel Analyst

Hometown: Worcester, Mass.

Current Location: Fort Benning, Ga.

Injuries/Illness: Depression, Suicidal Ideation

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Powerlifting

Why I Compete: It means the world to me to represent Team Army, it’s been a major goal for me and to see others come together for one common goal is awesome.

Tiffany Rodriguez-Rexroad

E-7/SFC

Tiffany Rodriguez-Rexroad

E-7/SFC

MOS: 35T – Military Intelligence System Maintainer

Hometown: Bruceton Mills, W.Va.

Current Location: Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

Injuries/Illness: Right Leg injury

Events: Field, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: Show the results of three years of hard work. I went to Army Trials twice and didn’t make it. It would make my unit proud, they are supporting in Fort Huachuca.

John Weasner

E-5/SGT

John Weasner

E-5/SGT

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Hometown: Bellevue, Ohio

Current Location: Fort Campbell, Ky.

Injuries/Illness: Spine and hip

Events: Cycling, Field, Powerlifting, Shooting, Track

Alex Wilson

O-3/CPT

Alex Wilson

O-3/CPT

MOS: 74Z – Chemical Officer

Hometown: Saugerties, N.Y.

Current Location: Alexandria, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Left leg amputation below the knee, titanium rod and nerve damage to left leg

Events: Archery, Field, Sitting Volleyball

Why I Compete: Actually participating as opposed to working the event would bring a whole new meaning to it.

Indoor Rowing

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

MOS: 11B - Infantryman

Hometown: Williamston, S.C.

Current Location: Fort Belvoir, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Left knee, ankle, shoulder, back, PTSD and TBI

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I’ve put a lot of work into it. My first duty station was Colorado Springs so to be able to go out where I came in would it be awesome.

Ernesto Altamirano

E-5/SGT

Ernesto Altamirano

E-5/SGT

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Hometown: Pomona, Calif.

Current Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Injuries/Illness: Advanced Achalasia Esophageal disease (While training in Latvia)

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track

Why I Compete: Prove that I can still do things.

Tim Bomke

O-3/CPT

Tim Bomke

O-3/CPT

MOS: 19A – Armor Officer

Hometown: Redlands, Calif.

Current Location: Bain Bridge Island, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: 2005 IED Blast below knee amputee (r) Shrapnel left leg MTBI, PTSD

Events: Indoor Rowing, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming

Why I Compete: It would be filling a void for me….we didn’t have organized events like this when I was injured but to come back and be part of the team now as a Veteran would be an honor!

Karla Caldera

E-6/SSG

Karla Caldera

E-6/SSG

MOS: 31B – Military Police

Hometown: Salem, Mass.

Current Location: Fort Belvoir, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Lower back and hip injuries

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Swimming

Why I Compete: The Warrior Games give me an opportunity to leave the Army as the Warrior and fighter that I am and will always be.

David Crook

E-5/SGT

David Crook

E-5/SGT

MOS: 42A – Human Resource Specialist

Hometown: Victoria, Texas

Current Location: Joint Base San Antonio, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Left knee, right ankle

Events: Archery, Field, Indoor Rowing

Why I Compete: The honor and a nice way to end my Army career.

Brent Garlic

E-4/SPC

Brent Garlic

E-4/SPC

MOS: 19K - Tanker

Hometown: Vineland, N.J.

Current Location: Atlanta, Ga.

Injuries/Illness: Spinal cord injury (car accident)

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: Team Army is family, so any time that you can represent family in a positive way is a win. Wish I had done it sooner.

Michael Helmen

E-6/SSG

Michael Helmen

E-6/SSG

MOS: 25B – Information Technology Specialist

Hometown: Killeen, Texas

Current Location: Killeen, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Nerve damage, PTSD, TBI

Events: Archery, Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Shooting

Why I Compete: It’s like gaining a new life representing Team Army.

Stephanie Johnson

E-4/SPC

Stephanie Johnson

E-4/SPC

MOS: 88M – Motor Transport Operator

Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

Current Location: Alexandria, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Right leg amputation below the knee, broken femur, PTSD

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I’m a competitive person and I love to compete. Representing the Army competing against the other services is an honor and a privilege.

Altermese Kendrick

E-6/SSG

Altermese Kendrick

E-6/SSG

MOS: 56M – Chaplain’s Assistant

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Current Location: Fort Hood, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Hip extensive tear in labrum, Sciatic joint

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: Of all the things I’ve done in the military I would like to inspire as I am headed out the door.

Stephen Levit

O-3/CPT

Stephen Levit

O-3/CPT

MOS: 62A - Physician

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.

Current Location: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Car Accident

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing

Why I Compete: I’ve worked hard and doing well at the Army Trials has made me even more eager to represent Team Army.

Eric Lintelmann

O-4/MAJ

Eric Lintelmann

O-4/MAJ

MOS: 31A - Military Police / 40A - Space Operations

Hometown: Elizabeth, Colo.

Current Location: Fort Carson, Colo.

Injuries/Illness: Torn labrum

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: It would be an honor and a chance to beat all the other services, especially Navy.

Chris McGinnis

E-5/SGT

Chris McGinnis

E-5/SGT

MOS: 12N – Construction Engineer

Hometown: Norwich, N.Y.

Current Location: Norwich, N.Y.

Injuries/Illness: Right knee

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: There’s such a sense of pride for your country and the Army when you’re competing.

Heather Moran

E-7/SFC

Heather Moran

E-7/SFC

MOS: 68C - Practical Nursing Specialist / 68W - Combat Medic

Hometown: Kenmore, Wash.

Current Location: Kenmore, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Left hand reconstruction, bilateral ACL reconstruction, PTSD, right shoulder injury, 2 herniated disc

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Shooting, Swimming

Why I Compete: It’s hard to put into words, I’ve always been competitive, avid sportsman so I get to be with my peers again.

Matthew Olsen

E-7/SFC

Matthew Olsen

E-7/SFC

MOS: 35F - Intel Analyst

Hometown: Saint Louis Park, Minn.

Current Location: Fort Riley, Kan.

Injuries/Illness: Nerve Damage in right leg

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Shooting

Why I Compete: It would show me that my efforts are worthwhile and I’m making strides in my recovery.

Powerlifting

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

MOS: 11B - Infantryman

Hometown: Williamston, S.C.

Current Location: Fort Belvoir, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Left knee, ankle, shoulder, back, PTSD and TBI

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I’ve put a lot of work into it. My first duty station was Colorado Springs so to be able to go out where I came in would it be awesome.

Ernesto Altamirano

E-5/SGT

Ernesto Altamirano

E-5/SGT

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Hometown: Pomona, Calif.

Current Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Injuries/Illness: Advanced Achalasia Esophageal disease (While training in Latvia)

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track

Why I Compete: Prove that I can still do things.

Hyoshin Cha

E-7/SFC

Hyoshin Cha

E-7/SFC

MOS: 68J – Medical Logistics Specialist

Hometown: Stockbridge, Ga.

Current Location: Fort Bliss, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Blood disease, back and hip injuries

Events: Cycling, Field, Powerlifting, Swimming

Why I Compete: Show a pathway for those who don’t know about adaptive sports.

Samuel Daniels

E-5/SGT

Samuel Daniels

E-5/SGT

MOS: 89B - Ammunitions

Hometown: Trenton, N.J.

Current Location: Schofield, Hawaii

Injuries/Illness: Back injury herniated discs

Events: Field, Powerlifting

Why I Compete: It shows that I’m still able to do my part and represent outside of the fight.

Daniel Foiles

E-7/SFC

Daniel Foiles

E-7/SFC

MOS: 51C - Acquisitions

Hometown: Eugene, Ore.

Current Location: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Colon cancer, knees and back issues, whiplash

Events: Archery, Field, Powerlifting

Cory Ivins

E-5/SGT

Cory Ivins

E-5/SGT

MOS: 25U – Signal Support Specialist

Hometown: Decauter, Ga.

Current Location: Fort Stewart, Ga.

Injuries/Illness: Bilateral patella tendon rupture

Events: Field, Powerlifting, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: It means a lot to represent Team Army and I’ve been training for this and I didn’t train to lose.

Stephanie Johnson

E-4/SPC

Stephanie Johnson

E-4/SPC

MOS: 88M – Motor Transport Operator

Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

Current Location: Alexandria, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Right leg amputation below the knee, broken femur, PTSD

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I’m a competitive person and I love to compete. Representing the Army competing against the other services is an honor and a privilege.

Altermese Kendrick

E-6/SSG

Altermese Kendrick

E-6/SSG

MOS: 56M – Chaplain’s Assistant

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Current Location: Fort Hood, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Hip extensive tear in labrum, Sciatic joint

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: Of all the things I’ve done in the military I would like to inspire as I am headed out the door.

Julio Rodriguez

E-7/SFC

Julio Rodriguez

E-7/SFC

MOS: 35L – Intel Analyst

Hometown: Worcester, Mass.

Current Location: Fort Benning, Ga.

Injuries/Illness: Depression, Suicidal Ideation

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Powerlifting

Why I Compete: It means the world to me to represent Team Army, it’s been a major goal for me and to see others come together for one common goal is awesome.

John Weasner

E-5/SGT

John Weasner

E-5/SGT

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Hometown: Bellevue, Ohio

Current Location: Fort Campbell, Ky.

Injuries/Illness: Spine and hip

Events: Cycling, Field, Powerlifting, Shooting, Track

Shooting

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

MOS: 11B - Infantryman

Hometown: Williamston, S.C.

Current Location: Fort Belvoir, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Left knee, ankle, shoulder, back, PTSD and TBI

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I’ve put a lot of work into it. My first duty station was Colorado Springs so to be able to go out where I came in would it be awesome.

Aaron Averre

E-5/SGT

Aaron Averre

E-5/SGT

MOS: 74D - Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Specialist

Hometown: Brush Prairie, Wash.

Current Location: Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Bragg WTU

Injuries/Illness: Brain surgery, Heart Condition, small brain aneurism

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting

Why I Compete: To give back to an organization that has given me so much in the last 8 years and to represent the people that helped me in my recovery.

Rolando Colon Jr.

E-8/MSG

Rolando Colon Jr.

E-8/MSG

MOS: 11B - Infantryman / 12X - Combat Engineer

Hometown: Collinsville, Ill.; Jayuya, Puerto Rico

Current Location: Fort Bragg, N.C.

Injuries/Illness: Concussions, PTSD, neck, right shoulder, back, left foot

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: It’s about what you can do in the military, best of the best, determination to push through difficult moments, it’s everything to me and will continue to be everything to me. Give Soldiers going through a similar situation hope.

Michael Helmen

E-6/SSG

Michael Helmen

E-6/SSG

MOS: 25B – Information Technology Specialist

Hometown: Killeen, Texas

Current Location: Killeen, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Nerve damage, PTSD, TBI

Events: Archery, Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Shooting

Why I Compete: It’s like gaining a new life representing Team Army.

Lauren Jahn

E-3/PFC

Lauren Jahn

E-3/PFC

MOS: 68W – Combat Medic

Hometown: Gainesville, Fla.

Current Location: Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Bone cancer

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting

Why I Compete: I can show my kids that I served my country and that I had goals and attempted them. I’d be a step closer to figuring out what I’m capable of doing. My family would be proud of me. Its way bigger than me.

Altermese Kendrick

E-6/SSG

Altermese Kendrick

E-6/SSG

MOS: 56M – Chaplain’s Assistant

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Current Location: Fort Hood, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Hip extensive tear in labrum, Sciatic joint

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: Of all the things I’ve done in the military I would like to inspire as I am headed out the door.

Heather Moran

E-7/SFC

Heather Moran

E-7/SFC

MOS: 68C - Practical Nursing Specialist / 68W - Combat Medic

Hometown: Kenmore, Wash.

Current Location: Kenmore, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Left hand reconstruction, bilateral ACL reconstruction, PTSD, right shoulder injury, 2 herniated disc

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Shooting, Swimming

Why I Compete: It’s hard to put into words, I’ve always been competitive, avid sportsman so I get to be with my peers again.

Matthew Olsen

E-7/SFC

Matthew Olsen

E-7/SFC

MOS: 35F - Intel Analyst

Hometown: Saint Louis Park, Minn.

Current Location: Fort Riley, Kan.

Injuries/Illness: Nerve Damage in right leg

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Shooting

Why I Compete: It would show me that my efforts are worthwhile and I’m making strides in my recovery.

Kenny Rodgers

O-3/CPT

Kenny Rodgers

O-3/CPT

MOS: 42B - Human Resources Officer

Hometown: Wilmore, Ky.

Current Location: Fort Bliss, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Knee, PTSD, Back, TBI,

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Shooting

Why I Compete: I would love to represent my country, what an opportunity. Didn’t think I’d make it this far. To see Veterans through all walks of life here is awesome!!!

Brent Sixkiller

E-5/SGT

Brent Sixkiller

E-5/SGT

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Hometown: Salina, Okla.

Current Location: Fort Bragg, N.C.

Injuries/Illness: Neck injury, right shoulder, lower back, left knee, TBI

Events: Archery, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball

Why I Compete: I owe it all to the Army they gave me an education take care of my health gave me a career… It would be an honor.

Christina Truesdale

O-4/MAJ

Christina Truesdale

O-4/MAJ

MOS: 64B – Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Hometown: Jefferson City, Mo.

Current Location: Fort Benning, Ga.

Injuries/Illness: Tethered spinal cord, stroke, TBI

Events: Archery, Cycling, Shooting

Why I Compete: It would be a HUGE testament for the transformation I’ve been through….I DID NOT QUIT!!! This has been so crucial to my recovery because when you get knocked down physically it affects you mentally …competing helps tremendously.

John Weasner

E-5/SGT

John Weasner

E-5/SGT

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Hometown: Bellevue, Ohio

Current Location: Fort Campbell, Ky.

Injuries/Illness: Spine and hip

Events: Cycling, Field, Powerlifting, Shooting, Track

Sitting Volleyball

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

MOS: 11B - Infantryman

Hometown: Williamston, S.C.

Current Location: Fort Belvoir, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Left knee, ankle, shoulder, back, PTSD and TBI

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I’ve put a lot of work into it. My first duty station was Colorado Springs so to be able to go out where I came in would it be awesome.

Ernesto Altamirano

E-5/SGT

Ernesto Altamirano

E-5/SGT

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Hometown: Pomona, Calif.

Current Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Injuries/Illness: Advanced Achalasia Esophageal disease (While training in Latvia)

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track

Why I Compete: Prove that I can still do things.

Tim Bomke

O-3/CPT

Tim Bomke

O-3/CPT

MOS: 19A – Armor Officer

Hometown: Redlands, Calif.

Current Location: Bain Bridge Island, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: 2005 IED Blast below knee amputee (r) Shrapnel left leg MTBI, PTSD

Events: Indoor Rowing, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming

Why I Compete: It would be filling a void for me….we didn’t have organized events like this when I was injured but to come back and be part of the team now as a Veteran would be an honor!

Steve Bortle

O-3/CPT

Steve Bortle

O-3/CPT

MOS: 25A – Signal Officer

Hometown: Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Current Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Injuries/Illness: Tore both shoulders, ulcerative colitis

Events: Cycling, Field, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track

Stephanie Johnson

E-4/SPC

Stephanie Johnson

E-4/SPC

MOS: 88M – Motor Transport Operator

Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

Current Location: Alexandria, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Right leg amputation below the knee, broken femur, PTSD

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I’m a competitive person and I love to compete. Representing the Army competing against the other services is an honor and a privilege.

Chris McGinnis

E-5/SGT

Chris McGinnis

E-5/SGT

MOS: 12N – Construction Engineer

Hometown: Norwich, N.Y.

Current Location: Norwich, N.Y.

Injuries/Illness: Right knee

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: There’s such a sense of pride for your country and the Army when you’re competing.

Daniel Ohlinger

E-7/SFC

Daniel Ohlinger

E-7/SFC

MOS: 13F – Fire Support Specialist

Hometown: Guyama, Puerto Rico

Current Location: Savannah, Ga.

Injuries/Illness: Lower back injury

Events: Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball

Dorian Rhoten

E-6/SSG

Dorian Rhoten

E-6/SSG

MOS: 88M - Motor Transportation Specialist

Hometown: Killeen , Texas

Current Location: Fort Hood, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Left and Right Knee injuries and Sciatica.

Events: Field, Sitting Volleyball

Why I Compete: I’m showing people they CAN.

Shawn Runnells

E-6/SSG

Shawn Runnells

E-6/SSG

MOS: 19K – M1 Armor Crewman

Hometown: Bloomfield, N.M.

Current Location: Fort Riley, Kan.

Injuries/Illness: Right knee and left shoulder

Events: Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: You can’t judge a book by its cover. Representing the Army would open a lot of different doors for me and open my eyes.

Brent Sixkiller

E-5/SGT

Brent Sixkiller

E-5/SGT

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Hometown: Salina, Okla.

Current Location: Fort Bragg, N.C.

Injuries/Illness: Neck injury, right shoulder, lower back, left knee, TBI

Events: Archery, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball

Why I Compete: I owe it all to the Army they gave me an education take care of my health gave me a career… It would be an honor.

Alex Wilson

O-3/CPT

Alex Wilson

O-3/CPT

MOS: 74Z – Chemical Officer

Hometown: Saugerties, N.Y.

Current Location: Alexandria, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Left leg amputation below the knee, titanium rod and nerve damage to left leg

Events: Archery, Field, Sitting Volleyball

Why I Compete: Actually participating as opposed to working the event would bring a whole new meaning to it.

Swimming

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

MOS: 11B - Infantryman

Hometown: Williamston, S.C.

Current Location: Fort Belvoir, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Left knee, ankle, shoulder, back, PTSD and TBI

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I’ve put a lot of work into it. My first duty station was Colorado Springs so to be able to go out where I came in would it be awesome.

Tim Bomke

O-3/CPT

Tim Bomke

O-3/CPT

MOS: 19A – Armor Officer

Hometown: Redlands, Calif.

Current Location: Bain Bridge Island, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: 2005 IED Blast below knee amputee (r) Shrapnel left leg MTBI, PTSD

Events: Indoor Rowing, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming

Why I Compete: It would be filling a void for me….we didn’t have organized events like this when I was injured but to come back and be part of the team now as a Veteran would be an honor!

Steve Bortle

O-3/CPT

Steve Bortle

O-3/CPT

MOS: 25A – Signal Officer

Hometown: Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Current Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Injuries/Illness: Tore both shoulders, ulcerative colitis

Events: Cycling, Field, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track

Karla Caldera

E-6/SSG

Karla Caldera

E-6/SSG

MOS: 31B – Military Police

Hometown: Salem, Mass.

Current Location: Fort Belvoir, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Lower back and hip injuries

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Swimming

Why I Compete: The Warrior Games give me an opportunity to leave the Army as the Warrior and fighter that I am and will always be.

Hyoshin Cha

E-7/SFC

Hyoshin Cha

E-7/SFC

MOS: 68J – Medical Logistics Specialist

Hometown: Stockbridge, Ga.

Current Location: Fort Bliss, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Blood disease, back and hip injuries

Events: Cycling, Field, Powerlifting, Swimming

Why I Compete: Show a pathway for those who don’t know about adaptive sports.

Angela Euson

E-4/SPC

Angela Euson

E-4/SPC

MOS: 68W - Combat Medic

Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.

Current Location: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Wrist Fracture snowboarding, eating disorder

Events: Field, Swimming

Why I Compete: To show how far I’ve come. I am a totally different person my family sees how I have improved physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Anthony Farve

E-4/SPC

Anthony Farve

E-4/SPC

MOS: 11B Infantryman

Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.

Current Location: Tucson, Ariz.

Injuries/Illness: Right leg amputation

Events: Cycling, Swimming, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Brent Garlic

E-4/SPC

Brent Garlic

E-4/SPC

MOS: 19K - Tanker

Hometown: Vineland, N.J.

Current Location: Atlanta, Ga.

Injuries/Illness: Spinal cord injury (car accident)

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: Team Army is family, so any time that you can represent family in a positive way is a win. Wish I had done it sooner.

Altermese Kendrick

E-6/SSG

Altermese Kendrick

E-6/SSG

MOS: 56M – Chaplain’s Assistant

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Current Location: Fort Hood, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Hip extensive tear in labrum, Sciatic joint

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: Of all the things I’ve done in the military I would like to inspire as I am headed out the door.

Eric Lintelmann

O-4/MAJ

Eric Lintelmann

O-4/MAJ

MOS: 31A - Military Police / 40A - Space Operations

Hometown: Elizabeth, Colo.

Current Location: Fort Carson, Colo.

Injuries/Illness: Torn labrum

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: It would be an honor and a chance to beat all the other services, especially Navy.

Chris Montes

E-6/SSG

Chris Montes

E-6/SSG

MOS: 68C - Practical Nursing Specialist / 68W - Combat Medic

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Current Location: Fort Bliss, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Torn ACL, Meniscus

Events: Cycling, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: I owe it all to the Army they gave me an education take care of my health gave me a career… It would be an honor.

Heather Moran

E-7/SFC

Heather Moran

E-7/SFC

MOS: 68C - Practical Nursing Specialist / 68W - Combat Medic

Hometown: Kenmore, Wash.

Current Location: Kenmore, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Left hand reconstruction, bilateral ACL reconstruction, PTSD, right shoulder injury, 2 herniated disc

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Shooting, Swimming

Why I Compete: It’s hard to put into words, I’ve always been competitive, avid sportsman so I get to be with my peers again.

Tiffany Rodriguez-Rexroad

E-7/SFC

Tiffany Rodriguez-Rexroad

E-7/SFC

MOS: 35T – Military Intelligence System Maintainer

Hometown: Bruceton Mills, W.Va.

Current Location: Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

Injuries/Illness: Right Leg injury

Events: Field, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: Show the results of three years of hard work. I went to Army Trials twice and didn’t make it. It would make my unit proud, they are supporting in Fort Huachuca.

James Shields

E-7/SFC

James Shields

E-7/SFC

MOS: 68W – Combat Medic

Hometown: Silver Spring, Md.

Current Location: JBLM, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Nerve impingement in back broken L4 and L5

Events: Cycling, Swimming

Why I Compete: So I can feel as if my career was well spent and it would give me a way to separate from the Army in a way I could be proud of.

Track

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

MOS: 11B - Infantryman

Hometown: Williamston, S.C.

Current Location: Fort Belvoir, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Left knee, ankle, shoulder, back, PTSD and TBI

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I’ve put a lot of work into it. My first duty station was Colorado Springs so to be able to go out where I came in would it be awesome.

Ernesto Altamirano

E-5/SGT

Ernesto Altamirano

E-5/SGT

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Hometown: Pomona, Calif.

Current Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Injuries/Illness: Advanced Achalasia Esophageal disease (While training in Latvia)

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track

Why I Compete: Prove that I can still do things.

Steve Bortle

O-3/CPT

Steve Bortle

O-3/CPT

MOS: 25A – Signal Officer

Hometown: Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Current Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Injuries/Illness: Tore both shoulders, ulcerative colitis

Events: Cycling, Field, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track

Rolando Colon Jr.

E-8/MSG

Rolando Colon Jr.

E-8/MSG

MOS: 11B - Infantryman / 12X - Combat Engineer

Hometown: Collinsville, Ill.; Jayuya, Puerto Rico

Current Location: Fort Bragg, N.C.

Injuries/Illness: Concussions, PTSD, neck, right shoulder, back, left foot

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: It’s about what you can do in the military, best of the best, determination to push through difficult moments, it’s everything to me and will continue to be everything to me. Give Soldiers going through a similar situation hope.

Anthony Farve

E-4/SPC

Anthony Farve

E-4/SPC

MOS: 11B Infantryman

Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.

Current Location: Tucson, Ariz.

Injuries/Illness: Right leg amputation

Events: Cycling, Swimming, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Stephanie Johnson

E-4/SPC

Stephanie Johnson

E-4/SPC

MOS: 88M – Motor Transport Operator

Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

Current Location: Alexandria, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Right leg amputation below the knee, broken femur, PTSD

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I’m a competitive person and I love to compete. Representing the Army competing against the other services is an honor and a privilege.

Altermese Kendrick

E-6/SSG

Altermese Kendrick

E-6/SSG

MOS: 56M – Chaplain’s Assistant

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Current Location: Fort Hood, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Hip extensive tear in labrum, Sciatic joint

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: Of all the things I’ve done in the military I would like to inspire as I am headed out the door.

Eric Lintelmann

O-4/MAJ

Eric Lintelmann

O-4/MAJ

MOS: 31A - Military Police / 40A - Space Operations

Hometown: Elizabeth, Colo.

Current Location: Fort Carson, Colo.

Injuries/Illness: Torn labrum

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: It would be an honor and a chance to beat all the other services, especially Navy.

Chris Montes

E-6/SSG

Chris Montes

E-6/SSG

MOS: 68C - Practical Nursing Specialist / 68W - Combat Medic

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Current Location: Fort Bliss, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Torn ACL, Meniscus

Events: Cycling, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: I owe it all to the Army they gave me an education take care of my health gave me a career… It would be an honor.

Tiffany Rodriguez-Rexroad

E-7/SFC

Tiffany Rodriguez-Rexroad

E-7/SFC

MOS: 35T – Military Intelligence System Maintainer

Hometown: Bruceton Mills, W.Va.

Current Location: Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

Injuries/Illness: Right Leg injury

Events: Field, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: Show the results of three years of hard work. I went to Army Trials twice and didn’t make it. It would make my unit proud, they are supporting in Fort Huachuca.

Shawn Runnells

E-6/SSG

Shawn Runnells

E-6/SSG

MOS: 19K – M1 Armor Crewman

Hometown: Bloomfield, N.M.

Current Location: Fort Riley, Kan.

Injuries/Illness: Right knee and left shoulder

Events: Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: You can’t judge a book by its cover. Representing the Army would open a lot of different doors for me and open my eyes.

John Weasner

E-5/SGT

John Weasner

E-5/SGT

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Hometown: Bellevue, Ohio

Current Location: Fort Campbell, Ky.

Injuries/Illness: Spine and hip

Events: Cycling, Field, Powerlifting, Shooting, Track

Wheelchair Basketball

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

Ross Alewine

E-6/SSG

MOS: 11B - Infantryman

Hometown: Williamston, S.C.

Current Location: Fort Belvoir, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Left knee, ankle, shoulder, back, PTSD and TBI

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I’ve put a lot of work into it. My first duty station was Colorado Springs so to be able to go out where I came in would it be awesome.

Rolando Colon Jr.

E-8/MSG

Rolando Colon Jr.

E-8/MSG

MOS: 11B - Infantryman / 12X - Combat Engineer

Hometown: Collinsville, Ill.; Jayuya, Puerto Rico

Current Location: Fort Bragg, N.C.

Injuries/Illness: Concussions, PTSD, neck, right shoulder, back, left foot

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: It’s about what you can do in the military, best of the best, determination to push through difficult moments, it’s everything to me and will continue to be everything to me. Give Soldiers going through a similar situation hope.

Anthony Farve

E-4/SPC

Anthony Farve

E-4/SPC

MOS: 11B Infantryman

Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.

Current Location: Tucson, Ariz.

Injuries/Illness: Right leg amputation

Events: Cycling, Swimming, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Brent Garlic

E-4/SPC

Brent Garlic

E-4/SPC

MOS: 19K - Tanker

Hometown: Vineland, N.J.

Current Location: Atlanta, Ga.

Injuries/Illness: Spinal cord injury (car accident)

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: Team Army is family, so any time that you can represent family in a positive way is a win. Wish I had done it sooner.

Cory Ivins

E-5/SGT

Cory Ivins

E-5/SGT

MOS: 25U – Signal Support Specialist

Hometown: Decauter, Ga.

Current Location: Fort Stewart, Ga.

Injuries/Illness: Bilateral patella tendon rupture

Events: Field, Powerlifting, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: It means a lot to represent Team Army and I’ve been training for this and I didn’t train to lose.

Stephanie Johnson

E-4/SPC

Stephanie Johnson

E-4/SPC

MOS: 88M – Motor Transport Operator

Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

Current Location: Alexandria, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Right leg amputation below the knee, broken femur, PTSD

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I’m a competitive person and I love to compete. Representing the Army competing against the other services is an honor and a privilege.

Chris McGinnis

E-5/SGT

Chris McGinnis

E-5/SGT

MOS: 12N – Construction Engineer

Hometown: Norwich, N.Y.

Current Location: Norwich, N.Y.

Injuries/Illness: Right knee

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: There’s such a sense of pride for your country and the Army when you’re competing.

Daniel Ohlinger

E-7/SFC

Daniel Ohlinger

E-7/SFC

MOS: 13F – Fire Support Specialist

Hometown: Guyama, Puerto Rico

Current Location: Savannah, Ga.

Injuries/Illness: Lower back injury

Events: Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball

Shawn Runnells

E-6/SSG

Shawn Runnells

E-6/SSG

MOS: 19K – M1 Armor Crewman

Hometown: Bloomfield, N.M.

Current Location: Fort Riley, Kan.

Injuries/Illness: Right knee and left shoulder

Events: Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: You can’t judge a book by its cover. Representing the Army would open a lot of different doors for me and open my eyes.

Steven Wurth

E-5/SGT

Steven Wurth

E-5/SGT

MOS: 88M – Motor Transport Operator

Hometown: Lambertville, Mich.

Current Location: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Right ankle

Events: Cycling, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I just feel blessed to be able to compete.