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Army Trials return to Fort Bliss

U.S. Army veteran Sgt. Cherry Maurice, Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Carson, Colo., takes a practice ride on her racing wheelchair at the 2016 U.S. Army Trials training session at Stout track, Fort Bliss, Texas, March 4, 2016. Photo Courtesy: DVIDS

The U.S. Army Trials are returning to Fort Bliss. More than 100 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans will compete April 2-6.

Army Trials include soldier and veteran athletes who will face off in archery, basketball, cycling, track and field, swimming, shooting, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. Participants include athletes with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, serious illnesses and amputations.

The Army Medical Command’s Deputy Chief of Staff, 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 Chicago.

The events are open to the public, however a visitors pass will be required to get onto Fort Bliss.

Fort Bliss Army Trials Competition Schedule:

Sunday, April 2 8 a.m. Cycling competition; 7 p.m. Wheelchair Basketball

Monday, April 3 9 a.m. Shooting; 7 p.m. Sitting Volleyball

Tuesday, April 4 8 a.m. Track and Field; 7 p.m. Wheelchair Basketball

Wednesday, April 5 9 a.m. Archery; 7 p.m. Sitting Volleyball

Thursday, April 6 8 a.m. Swimming


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