2022 Department of Defense (DOD) Warrior Games
About the Games
The Department of Defense (DoD) will hold its 11th annual adaptive-sports competition at the ESPN Wide World of Sports 16-29 August highlighting the exceptional physical skills and mental toughness of wounded, ill and injured active-duty and veteran service members.
Warrior Games will feature 12 adaptive sports: archery, cycling (both road race and time trials), precision air sports (formerly known as shooting), sitting volleyball, swimming, track, field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, indoor rowing, powerlifting, and golf as an exhibition.
The Warrior Games were established to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded, ill and injured service members and to expose them to adaptive sports. Visitors and participants will walk away with a better understanding of adaptive sports through an exciting and entertaining atmosphere, and will gain with additional understanding of how to support our athletes.
The Games promise to live up to the success of previous games and will be memorable for the athletes, enjoyable for their caregivers and family members, and inspirational and educational for spectators and other supporters.
History of the Warrior Games
Created in 2010, the DoD Warrior Games introduce wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to Paralympic-style sports. Warrior Games showcases the resilient spirit of today’s wounded, ill or injured service members from all branches of the military. These athletes have overcome significant physical and behavioral injuries and prove that life can continue after becoming wounded, ill or injured.
Team Marine Corps
Who is eligible to participate?
Wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans can all apply to participate through their respective services. Athletes qualified for the Warrior Games by participating in structured camps, clinics, trials and daily adaptive sports activities that were executed nationwide with support from the DoD Office of Warrior Care Policy Military Adaptive Sports Program. The athletes are able to compete based on their professionalism, dedication and determination, as well as the military medical teams and families supporting their recovery.
How do I register for consideration for Team Marine Corps?
The Wounded Warrior Regiment is accepting registration submission for veterans interested in being considered for 2022 DoD Warrior Games Team Marine Corps. Registration will close on 11 April and applicants will be notified by 25 April if they are selected. 2019 and 2020 WG athletes will have priority. Must be vaccinated to participate.
To register, please visit our yellow ribbon event page: 2022 Warrior Games Team Marine Corps Registration.
For more information, please email WWSports@usmc.mil for assistance.