Air Force

April 25, 2014

AF wounded warriors selected for Warrior, Invictus Games

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Air Force Wounded Warrior program officials announced the names of the athletes to represent the Air Force during the 2014 Warrior Games and the Invictus Games at the closing ceremony for the Air Force Trials, in Las Vegas, Nev., April 11.

The Air Force Trials gave injured, ill and wounded Airmen a chance to compete in Paralympic-style events. From a pool of more than 100 athletes, 40 were chosen as members of the Air Force Warrior Games team to compete at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., Sept. 28 through Oct. 4. Another 22 athletes were selected for a team competing in the Invictus Games in London, England, Sept. 10 through 14.

During the games, athletes will participate in seven different sports, to include cycling, air rifle and pistol shooting, archery, seated volleyball, track and field, swimming, and wheelchair basketball.

This is the fourth year Airmen have competed in the Warrior Games and athlete participation has grown exponentially.

“In 2010, we had six applications and after a lot of cold calls, we ended up with a team of 21,” said Maj. James Bales, the head coach for the Warrior Games Air Force team. “In 2011, we had a team of 27. In 2012, we had a team of 28. In 2013, we had a team of 50. This year we are capped with a team of 40, but we have over 100 athletes competing to make our 2014 Warrior Games team.”

 

Members selected for the Warrior Games team are:

  • Master Sgt. Chris Aguilera
  • Tech. Sgt. Leonard Andersen
  • Retired Senior Airman Tim Babb
  • Retired Master Sgt. Kyle Burnett
  • Retired Tech. Sgt. Corey Carter
  • Tech. Sgt. Jason Caswell
  • Senior Airman Gideon Connelly
  • Retired Staff Sgt. Daniel Crane
  • Staff Sgt. Christopher D’Angelo
  • Retired Staff Sgt. Nicholas Dadgostar
  • Retired Tech. Sgt. Darryl Dutton
  • Retired Staff Sgt. Jason Ellis
  • Capt. Sarah Evans
  • Tech. Sgt. Andrew Evans
  • Retired Senior Airman Ryan Gallo
  • Staff Sgt. Melissa Garcia
  • Master Sgt. Axel Gaud-Torres
  • Retired Capt. Wesley Glisson
  • Retired Capt. Jeff Haugh
  • Senior Master Sgt. Jason Hoover
  • Tech. Sgt. Lara Ishikawa
  • Capt. Mitchell Kieffer
  • Retired Maj. Jen Kyseth
  • Retired Staff Sgt. Steven Malitz
  • Retired Staff Sgt. Thomas Martineau
  • Airman 1st Class Kamee Mayfield
  • Retired Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Means
  • Senior Airman Charles Ming
  • Retired Staff Sgt. Daniel Neild
  • Staff Sgt. August O’Neill
  • Lt. Col. Daniel Oosterhous
  • Retired Senior Airman Orion Orellana
  • Retired Senior Airman Scott Palomino
  • Staff Sgt. Seth Pena
  • Retired Staff Sgt. Tatiana Perkins
  • Retired Tech. Sgt. Eric Pinney
  • Retired Senior Airman Jarvitz Richmond
  • Tech. Sgt. Joshua Robistow
  • Retired Staff Sgt. Kieth Sekora
  • Retired Staff Sgt. Kevin Taylor

 

Alternates are:

  • Capt. Lewis Barasha
  • Retired Master Sgt. Matthew Burke
  • Retired Staff Sgt. Larry Franklin
  • Senior Airman Michael Napier
  • Senior Airman Jonathan Olds
  • Retired Senior Airman Dwayne Parker
  • Retired Senior Master Sgt. Michael Sanders
  • Retired Staff Sgt. Matt Sanders
  • Retired Senior Airman Jennifer Stone

 

Members selected for the Invictus Games team are:

  • Master Sgt. Chris Aguilera
  • Capt. Lewis Barasha
  • Retired Master Sgt. Matthew Burke
  • Retired Senior Airman Cody Caraker
  • Staff Sgt. Melissa Coduti
  • Retired Staff Sgt. Daniel Crane
  • Staff Sgt. Christopher D’Angelo
  • Retired Staff Sgt. Nicholas Dadgostar
  • Staff Sgt. Derrick David
  • Retired Senior Airman Colby Dean
  • Capt. Sarah Evans
  • Master Sgt. Paul Horton
  • Staff Sgt. Mark Johnson
  • Tech. Sgt. Chad Lukkes
  • Retired Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Means
  • Senior Airman Jonathan Olds
  • Lt. Col. Daniel Oosterhous
  • Retired Senior Airman Scott Palomino
  • Retired Senior Airman Dwayne Parker
  • Retired Staff Sgt. Tatiana Perkins
  • Retired Tech. Sgt. Eric Pinney
  • Retired Senior Airman Marianne Reilly

 

Alternates are:

  • Senior Airman Gideon Connelly
  • Staff Sgt. Melissa Garcia
  • Retired Staff Sgt. Thomas Martineau
  • Staff Sgt. August O’Neill
  • Retired Senior Airman Orion Orellana

 

For more on the warrior trials visit http://www.woundedwarrior.af.mil/.




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