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Warrior Games

Posted on 17th May 2013 at 16:24

Army Sergeant Joshua Andrew of Castle Rock has some new medals to show off, but these are the athletic, not military kind, after he participated in this week’s Warrior Games, a week-long competition of wounded military personnel that took place in Colorado Springs. Andrew suffered a traumatic brain injury, a knee injury and back injuries while serving in the Middle East during tours in 2009 and 2011; he was one of more than 200 service members that took part in this week’s Warrior Games, competing in “sitting volleyball,” along with the open shot put and open discus competitions. Andrew was on the Army team that finished with a Silver medal in sitting volleyball, and then he scored Gold with a heave of 47’6” in the open shot put competition. Andrew also got a Silver in the discus, throwing the platter just over 114’4”. The Warrior Games is a sanctioned Paralympics qualifying event; it hasn’t been disclosed if Andrew plans to try and compete in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.