The 4th annual Marine Corps Archery Trials took place aboard Camp Pendleton on Saturday March 8th, 2014. The Marine Corps Trials is an 8-sport Paralympic-style invitational made up of wounded, ill, and injured Marines and international wounded warriors. The athletes will be organized into 4 competing teams from Wounded Warrior Battalion-West, Wounded Warrior Battalion-East, Marine Veterans, and international allies. This year's international team is made up of wounded warriors from Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Georgia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
The purpose of the Marine Corps Trials is to provide an opportunity for all wounded, ill, or injured Marines to further the rehabilitation of their minds, bodies, and spirits through competition and camaraderie. For some, the Trials are a milestone in their personal athletic goals. For others, it is an opportunity to experience new activities and connect with their fellow wounded warriors. For all of the participants, the Trials are a chance to come together and focus on their abilities, not their disabilities
Santiago along with theEl Dorado Archers, Mile Square Archers, Archery Outpost, the High Tech High School archery team, the John Muir Magnet School archery team and the Dehesa Charter School archery team spent the day scoring, pulling arrows and providing shooting tips to participants. Thank you to all of those who took the time to come out and assist with this cause. A special thanks to Jason Conner of the Pendleton Sportsman’s Club for extending the opportunity to our club.
For more information regarding this event, please visit the Wounded Warriors website at: