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Department of Defense Announces U.S. Team for 2020 Invictus Games

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas--The Department of Defense announced today the names of the 65 competitors who will compete on the U.S. team at the Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands, May 9-16, 2020.

More than 500 wounded, ill, and injured service members from 19 allied nations are expected to compete. Competitors will participate in nine adaptive sports: archery, athletics, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, and wheelchair rugby.

The United Kingdom’s Prince Harry, a former captain in the British army, founded the Invictus Games in 2014. The Games are based on the United States’ concept of the Warrior Games and are designed to use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding of, and respect for, those who serve their country and their loved ones.

The following athletes were selected as primaries for the U.S. team:

Retired Staff Sgt. Ross Alewine, Army

Gunnery Sgt. John Ayo, Marine Corps

Cpl. Josue Barron, Marine Corps

Senior Airman John Berry, Air Force 

Private 1st Class Isaac Blunt, Marine Corps

Retired Capt. Tim Bomke, Army

Army Sgt. 1st Class Lance Borman, U.S. Special Operations Command

Retired Senior Airman Brett Campfield, Air Force 

Army Specialist Steven Carmen, U.S. Special Operations Command

Petty Officer Second Class Jai Cheon, Navy

Petty Officer Second Class Daniel Clarke, Navy

Lt. Joshua Connell, Navy

Petty Officer Third Class Austin Cooper, Navy

Petty Officer Second Class Jacob Cox, Coast Guard

Capt. Patrick Nugent, Marine Corps

Army Staff Sgt. Travis Dunn, U.S. Special Operations Command

Retired Specialist Angela Euson, Army

Navy Chief Petty Officer Phillip Fong, U.S. Special Operations Command

Petty Officer First Class Ruth Freeman, Navy

Retired Specialist Brent Garlic, Army

Senior Airman Demarcus Garrett, Air Force 

Seaman Gabriel George, Navy

Retired Tech. Sgt. Chunte Gonzalez, Air Force 

Staff Sgt. Beth Grauer, Marine Corps

Staff Sgt. Kevin Greene, Air Force 

Master Sgt. Kenneth Guinn, Air Force 

Sgt. Matthew Hargrove, Marine Corps

Cpl. Andrew Holliday, Marine Corps

Petty Officer Third Class Dakota Hollingsworth, Navy

Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Tiffany Hudgins, U.S. Special Operations Command

Petty Officer Second Class Darius Jones, Navy

Retired Staff Sgt. Beth King, Army

Cpl. Tisha Knickerbocker, Marine Corps

Retired Chief Master Sgt. Garrett Kuwada, Air Force 

Petty Officer Second Class Joshua Laban, Navy

Army Staff Sgt. Fred Lewis, U.S. Special Operations Command

Retired Major Lisa McCranie, Air Force 

Retired Sgt. Chris McGinnis, Army

Gunnery Sgt. Steven McKay, Marine Corps

Retired Senior Airman Rafael Morfin, Air Force 

Retired Capt. Kristen Morris, Air Force 

Army Sgt. Major David Neumer, U.S. Special Operations Command

Sgt. Michael Nicholson, Marine Corps

Fireman Christoper North, Coast Guard

Sgt. 1st Class Earl Ohlinger, Army

Navy Petty Officer First Class Victoria Oldani, U.S. Special Operations Command

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olsen, Army

Staff Sgt. August O’Neil, Air Force 

Army Sgt. 1st Class Dawn Page, U.S. Special Operations Command

Petty Officer Second Class John Pulido, Navy

Staff Sgt. Paul Reifke, Army

Retired Master Sgt. Andres Rodriguez, Air Force 

Retired Staff Sgt. Joel Rodriquez, Army

Retired Staff Sgt. Shawn Runnells, Army

Cpl. Jorge Salazar, Marine Corps

Retired Specialist Michelle Sanchez, Army

Petty Officer First Class Tyson Schmidt, Navy

Retired Tech. Sgt. Joshua Smith, Air Force 

Staff Sgt. Seth Smith, Marine Corps

Navy Lt. Isaiah Staley, U.S. Special Operations Command

Cpl. Kionte Storey, Marine Corps

Army Master Sgt. George Vera, U.S. Special Operations Command

Army Capt. Sean Walsh, U.S. Special Operations Command

Air Force Staff Sgt. Mario Webb, U.S. Special Operations Command

Retired Capt. Alex Wilson, Army
 

Retired Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joshua Smith, and Master Sgt. George Vera, U.S. Special Operations Command, were selected as Team U.S. co-captains.

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