FORT BRAGG, North Carolina, (May 5, 2022) – For the first time in historic Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the Army Recovery Care Program has launched the Army Trials Competition , Wednesday, May 4, at the Hercules fitness center with the rowing competition.

The U.S. Army Trials, conducted May 4-9 at Fort Bragg has approximately 40 active duty wounded, ill and injured soldiers from around the country competing for the opportunity to represent the Army team at DoD Warrior Games will take place in Orlando, Florida, August 16 – 29, 2022.

Soldiers and veterans will compete in a range of sporting events including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, powerlifting, track and field, rowing and basketball wheelchair ball. The Army conducts qualification trials for active duty soldiers and veterans to evaluate and select athletes for competition in the DoD Warrior Games. Active duty athletes compete in person here at Fort Bragg to be evaluated for selection, while approximately 45 veterans compete virtually and submit their results to the ARCP for evaluation.

Another unique twist to this year’s competition is that each athlete will compete in their inaugural Army Trials.

One thing that hasn’t changed is how quickly soldier-athletes bond with each other. Everyone has a unique reason for being at this competition in terms of physical or invisible injuries. Past events have shown the resilience of these soldier-athletes and contributed to their transition either to remain on active duty or to succeed in civilian endeavors.

One of the first events will be a wheelchair basketball game between Army team hopefuls, against ARCP executives and members of the US wheelchair basketball team. Fayetteville flyers. The exhibition match will take place May 7 at 11 a.m. at the Hercules Physical Fitness Center, Fort Bragg, NC.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Wednesday, May 4 (Completed)

Rowing: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Hercules Fitness Center)

Thursday May 5

Field: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Hercules Fitness Center)

Air Rifle/Air Pistol: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (SRU ARP Building)

Friday, May 6

Swimming: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Tolson indoor pool)

Archery: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (SRU ARP building)

Saturday May 7

Wheelchair Basketball/Sitting Volleyball: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Hercules Fitness Center)

WCBB Exhibition: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Hercules Fitness Center)

Cycling: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Liberty Park)

Sunday May 8

Track: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Hercules Fitness Center)

Monday May 9

Powerlifting: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Hercules Fitness Center)

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Date taken: 05.05.2022
Date posted: 05.05.2022 16:10
Story ID: 420077
Location: FORT BRAGG, North Carolina, USA





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