Ladies and gentlemen, your 2013 USMC Warrior Games team


The Marine Corps Wounded Warrior regiment has just announced the team that will represent the Marine Corps at the 2013 Warrior Games May 11-17 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The 48 athletes, listed in full below, include 21 active-duty Marines from Wounded Warrior Battalion West, 21 USMC veterans, and six Marines from Wounded Warrior Battalion East. They competed for the top spots in the Corps at the week-long Marine Corps trials aboard Camp Pendleton at the beginning of March. It would seem that home field advantage worked out well for the West Coast Marines, but they will all play on the same team moving forward.

Members of the Marine Corps Track and Field team display medals at the 2012 Warrior Games
Photo by Patrick Onofre/Marine Corps

The wounded troops and vets will compete in the following eight sports:

  • Archery
  • Shooting
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Track
  • Field
  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Sitting volleyball
All troops assigned to one of the Wounded Warrior Battalions train at least three to four hours a week in one of these athletic disciplines as part of the Warrior Athlete Reconditioning (WAR) program, so some of these men and women are really good.
And–no surprise here–the Marines play to win. At the 2012 Warrior Games, the Corps cleaned up with a winning tally of 89 medals to the Army’s 63. The other services had a combined total of 57.

Lance Cpl. Matthew Roach celebrates with his daughter during the medal ceremony for the All-Marine Sitting Volleyball team during Warrior Games 2012.
Photo by Patrick Onofre/Marine Corps

Without further ado, here’s the team! Wish them luck in Colorado Springs.

Gunnery Sgt. Nicole Adams- West

Cpl. Josue Barron- Veteran

Staff Sgt. Mathew Benack- Veteran

Cpl. Zach Blair- Veteran

Gunnery Sgt. Keith Buckmon- Veteran

Sgt. Rafael Cervantes- West

Cpl. Marcus Chischilly- West

Lance Cpl. Brennan Cleveland- East

Sgt. Evan Davis- Veteran

Cpl. Breanna Dill- West

Sgt. Kristie Ennis- West

Cpl. Angel Gomez- Veteran

Cpl. Travis Greene- Veteran

Cpl. Ray Hennagir- Veteran

Lance Cpl. Joshua Jablon- Veteran

Staff Sgt. Ronnie Jimenez- West

Gunnery Sgt. Bryce Keene- East

Cpl. Kevork Khachadorian- East

PFC Artem Lazukin- West

Capt. Derek Lui- Veteran

Sgt. Steven Lunt- Veteran

Lance Cpl. Levi Marshall- Veteran

Sgt. Gabriel Martinez- Veteran

Sgt. Anthony McDaniel- Veteran

Sgt. Clayton McDaniel- West

Cpl. Steward Moss- East

Master Sgt. Dionisias Nicholas- Veteran

Sgt. Bobby Norman- Veteran

Staff Sgt. Jason Pennock- West

Sgt. Kenneth Perio- West

Lance Cpl. Luke Prentice- Veteran

Staff Sgt. Jason Quinones- West

Cpl. Jonathan Ray – West

Cpl. Kyle Reid- West

Sgt. Brian Riley- Veteran

Sgt. Eric Rodriguez- West

Capt. Richard Rush – Veteran

Cpl. Jorge Salazar- West

Staff Sgt. Jauntianne Saleigh- West

Cpl. Ivan Sears- East

Staff Sgt. Phillip Shockley- East

Sgt. Joey Smith- Veteran

Cpl. Richard Stalder- Veteran

Sgt. Joseph Taschler- West

Sgt. Jorge Toledo- West

Master Gunnery Sgt. Bill Van Hoy- West

Sgt. Allen Young- West

Sgt. Lori Yrigoyen- West


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