2023 Marine Corps Trials: Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports Invitational
The 13th annual Marine Corps Trials, hosted by the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment, will take place aboard Camp Pendleton, CA, February 28 to March 12, 2023.
The Marine Corps Trials is an 11-sport military adaptive sports invitational involving more than 200 wounded, ill, or injured Marines, Sailors, veterans, and international competitors from the following countries: Colombia, Estonia, France, Georgia, Italy, Netherlands, and United Kingdom. Participation in the Marine Corps Trials is open to active duty, reserve, and veteran wounded, ill, or injured Marines and Sailors of all skill levels. The Marine Corps Trials is an evaluation of performance in both individual and team sports, with the top athletes afforded an opportunity to represent the Marine Corps at the Department of Defense Warrior Games, in June 2023. International competitors round out the playing field, bringing a high level of competition to the event. Organized into three competing teams, participants represent Wounded Warrior Battalion-East, Wounded Warrior Battalion-West, and an international team.
The Marine Corps Trials provide an opportunity for all wounded, ill, or injured Marines, Sailors, and veterans to further the rehabilitation of their mind, body, and spirit through competition and camaraderie. For some, the Trials are a milestone in their personal athletic goals. For others, it is an opportunity to experience new activities and connect with their fellow wounded warriors. For all of the participants, the Trials are a chance to come together and focus on their abilities and build camaraderie.
Participants will have the opportunity to compete in archery, cycling, field, powerlifting, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, rowing, track, wheelchair basketball, and wheelchair rugby. Additionally, recovering service members will have the opportunity to participate in transition events on March 1 and 2. International participants will also take part in a day trip exploring the greater San Diego area. More than 30 coaches will be on hand to train and coach the participants beginning February 28, with competitions starting on March 4. Training and coaching will continue throughout the entire Trials.
To view highlights from the 2022 Marine Corps Trials visit, https://www.dvidshub.net/video/834427/marine-corps-trials-camp-pendleton
Established in 2007, the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment is the official command charged by the Commandant of the Marine Corps to provide leadership and facilitate the integration of non-medical and medical care to combat and non-combat wounded, ill, and injured Marines, Sailors attached to Marine units, and their family members in order to maximize their recovery as they return to duty or transition to civilian life. The regimental headquarters, located in Quantico, VA, oversees the operations of two wounded warrior battalions located at Camp Pendleton, CA, and Camp Lejeune, NC, as well as multiple detachments in locations around the globe.
For more information about the Wounded Warrior Regiment and its battalions go to: https://www.woundedwarrior.marines.mil/ or visit us at http://Facebook.com/wwr.usmc
Please email WWSports@usmc.mil for assistance.
For more information on the Wounded Warrior Regiment, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/wwr.usmc and www.twitter.com/USMCWWR.