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Air Force Trials is a Paralympic-style competitive event featuring sports adapted to the individual capabilities of the wounded warrior athletes. Each athlete is competing to earn one of 40 Primary slots on Team Air Force in hopes of competing at the Warrior Games Challenge.   

  

WHAT TO EXPECT

Adaptive Sports (Competition) – 11 sports will be offered (Powerlifting, Cycling, Swimming, Archery, Rowing, Track, Field, Shooting, Wheelchair Basketball, Sitting Volleyball, and Wheelchair Rugby).  Athletes need to select up to 3 individual sports and no more than 2 team sports when you register for this event to be as competitive for selection as possible.

All applications will go through a selection process, ensuring we fill a diverse field of competitors based on below selection criteria;

  1. All selections must be enrolled into the AFW2 Program and priority will be given to participants in the following order:
    1. Active Duty/Guard/Reserve
    2. TDRL
    3. PDRL - AFW2 will be help connect Warriors with Non-Profit organizations who will help fund a limited number of attendees (number not yet determined).  If you are NOT selected for one of these funded slots but want to attend using your own funding, please contact the AFW2 staff at afpc.dpfw.adaptedsportsworkflow@us.af.mil.
  2. Athletes who have not competed at a previous Air Force Trials or Warrior Games will have priority in the selection process ahead of participants who have competed previously. 

Selection for the 2023 Warrior Games Challenge Team will be announced during the closing celebration on 3 March.

 

  

FANS IN THE STANDS

Come out and show your support in person or login virtually for AFW2 athletes competing for a spot on the Warrior Games Team Air Force. For more info click here for competition dates.

  

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