Pacific Regional Trials 2018
The 2018 Pacific Regional Trials will be held November 4-16 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Approximately 150 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans will participate in the competition. The wounded warrior athletes will represent U.S. Army Regional Health Commands from across the Pacific, Atlantic, and Central regions.
Participants include 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, indoor rowing, wheelchair tennis, and golf.
This is the second year the Tripler Army Medical Center Warrior Transition Battalion, also known as Warrior Transition Battalion – Hawaii, will lead the operational planning and coordination of the event.
Pacific Regional Trials 2018 is a great opportunity to bring together Post 9-11 wounded warriors and veterans from across the states and neighboring islands. The preliminary wounded warrior sports competition showcases the resiliency and warrior spirit of service members, veterans and their families and caregivers, and highlights the benefits of participating in adaptive sports while on the road to recovery.
Following the trials, the coaches, cadre and staff will evaluate the results and the top athletes will be selected from across the regions to progress to Army Trials, the pre-qualifying event for DoD Warrior Games 2019.
Check out the calendar of events and come out to support our nation’s wounded warriors as they compete at Pacific Regional Trials 2018!