MCB Quantico --
The 12th annual Marine Corps Trials, hosted by the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment, will take place aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 4-9 and Camp Lejeune, NC., March 9-14.
The Regional Marine Corps Trials is an 9-sport adaptive sports invitational involving more than 75 wounded, ill, or injured Marines, sailors, veterans, on each coast. Participation in the Regional Marine Corps Trials is open to active duty, reserve, and veteran wounded, ill, or injured Marines and sailors of all skill levels. Organized into two competing teams, participants represent Wounded Warrior Battalion-East, Wounded Warrior Battalion-West, to include veterans.
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, not their disabilities.
Participants will have the opportunity to compete in archery, cycling, field, shooting, rowing, swimming, track, and powerlifting. In addition to these events, participants will have to opportunity to participate in a, golf tournament. More than 30 coaches will be on hand to train and coach the participants. Training and coaching will continue throughout the entire trials.
Spectators are welcome. Parking and admission are free to the public. Non-military spectators need to bring a valid driver’s license and registration.
To view highlights from the 2020 Marine Corps Trials visit https://dvidshub.net/r/oueapn
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 (WII) 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, Calif., and Camp Lejeune, N.C., as well as multiple detachments in locations around the globe.