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Photos: Warrior Games in Tampa Bay

Dept. of Defense Warrior Games brings over 300 athletes to the Tampa Bay region for a series of events.
Sergeant 1st Class Brant Ireland receives the Heart of the Team Award during the closing ceremony of the 2019 Warrior Games. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Published Jun. 24
Updated Jul. 1

A range of athletes will represent the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Special Operations Command. Athletes from the U.K. Armed Forces, Australian Defense Force, Canadian Armed Forces, Armed Forces of the Netherlands, and the Danish Armed Forces will also compete. There are competitions in archery, cycling, indoor rowing, powerlifting, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, time trial cycling, track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair rugby and golf.

Monday, June 25

Matt Hargrove, second form left, with the USMC loads up a shot on his compound bow. Participants may shoot compound and recurve bows from a standing or seated position. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
Carmon Stairwalt, of Canton, Illinois, supports her husband, Ian Stairwalt, with the USMC, as he participates in the archery preliminary. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
US Air Force Master Sgt. Kenneth Quinn (11), center, pushes through the Canadien defense for a shot. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
UK powerlifter Andrew Allen works to lift 112kg as trainer Kate Bourn offers encouragement. Allen, who served with the army in the United Kingdom (UK), lost both of his legs to an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
Kristen Morris, with the US Air Force is acknowledged by the crowd moments after receiving seven gold medals from Command Chief Master Sergeant Juliet Gudgel, left, while participating in a medal ceremony. Morris medaled in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 4x100 and cycling time trial track events. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
Tisha Kinckerbocker, powerlifter with the United States Marine Corps, left, gets a hug from coach Capt. Linda Jo Belsito. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
Jon Stewart entertains the crowd during opening ceremonies. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Team SOCOM makes their way down the stage during opening ceremonies. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Team SOCOM makes their way down the stage during opening ceremonies. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Athletes are seen during opening ceremonies. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Team Navy makes their way down the stage during opening ceremonies. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Team Army makes their way down the stage during opening ceremonies. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
A large crowd is seen during opening ceremonies at Amalie Arena Saturday in Tampa. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]


Sgt. Micheal Nicholson of the Marine Corps Team swings his club during golf competition Friday, June 21, 2019 in Odessa. [ANGELIQUE HERRING | Times]
Lt. Col. David Hodges, left, watches Technical Sgt. Larry R. Franklin Jr putt with caddy Jessie Harbaugh close behind during golf competition Friday in Odessa. [ANGELIQUE HERRING | Times]

Tuesday, June 26

U.S. Army Veteran Sgt. 1st Class Chase Tanton (14) makes a shot during a preliminary game against the U.S. Army. SOCOM lost 13-30. [ALLIE GOULDING | Times]
U.S. Army Veteran Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg, of team SOCOM, competes during the one-minute sprint rowing event. Remsburg placed third in his division. [ALLIE GOULDING | Times]
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Lauren Montoya, on team SOCOM, takes a moment to rest after finishing her rowing event. Montoya placed third in her division. [ALLIE GOULDING | Times]

Wednesday, June 27

Petty Officer 3rd Class Dakota Hollingsworth, on left, rushes to beat Master Sgt. Kenneth Guin, on right, to the ball during a rugby match between Navy and Army at the Warrior Games. ANGELIQUE HERRING | Times
Captain Alec Ross, from Team SOCOM, goes airborne as he smashes into Sgt. Cory Ivins. ANGELIQUE HERRING | Times
1st Sgt. Jarrid "Jay" Collins, center, battles for the ball against Warrant Officer Darren Peters, number 13 and Tropper Shannon Stewart, right. ANGELIQUE HERRING | Times
1st Sgt. Jarrid "Jay" Collins, center, leads the SOCOM team in a cheer with his son Colton, 4, after competing in the Warrior Games Wheelchair Rugby Tournament. ANGELIQUE HERRING | Times

Thursday, June 27

3 year old Autumn Siggler helps Jennifer Palacios to get the audience cheering for Team SOCOM before a sitting volleyball match. [ANGELIQUE HERRING | Times]
Capt. Tim Bomke, number 7, takes a moment to stretch. [ANGELIQUE HERRING | Times]
Master Sgt. Alfred Martinez from team SOCOM prepares to receive the ball. [ANGELIQUE HERRING | Times]
Senior Airmain Joseph A. Pate, number 14, tries to block the ball. [ANGELIQUE HERRING | Times]

Sunday, June 30

Commander of USSOCOM GEN. Richard Clarke givers closing remarks at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Warrior Games. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Sergeant 1st Class Brant Ireland receives the Heart of the Team Award. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Actor Jon Stewart is presented with a photo of Tampa along with coins from all participating units of the 2019 Warrior Games as a token of appreciation for his work with wounded veterans and first responders. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Triple amputee Staff Sgt. Matthew Lammers holds back tears after receiving the Heart of the Team award. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Captain Luis Avila and 12 year old Marlee Michael sing the national anthem.

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