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Army Trials 2015

Sean spent two weeks in March at Fort Bliss, Texas for the Army Warrior Trials. He trained and competed in tandem cycling, swimming, and track and field events. Sean won a gold medal in cycling, silver medals in swimming, and bronze medals in track. He qualified for the Warrior Games to be held in Quantico, VA in June. Below are links to photos, videos, and articles from the trials.

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You can see more on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ArmyWTC. Photos of Sean https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1854293/2015-army-trials#.VSAlEvnF9qU https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1853114/2015-army-trials#.VSAtLvnF9qU https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1846279/2015-army-trials#.VSAuPPnF9qU https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1846260/2015-army-trials#.VSAuefnF9qU https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1835086/2015-army-trials#.VSAvcvnF9qU https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1835085/2015-army-trials#.VSAvf_nF9qU https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1835083/2015-army-trials#.VSAvjvnF9qU https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1834993/2015-army-trials#.VSAvz_nF9qU Articles Competition Week US Army Trials Kicks Off With Cycling Competition News Clip Army Trials Taking Place at Fort Bliss Cycling Video https://www.dvidshub.net/video/396743/2015-army-trials#.VSAwsfnF9qX Sean can be seen at the 56 second and 1:37 marks. Track & Field Video https://www.dvidshub.net/video/397194/2015-army-trials#.VSV1XKq9LCQ  Sean can be seen at the 1:31 and 1:42 marks.


Warrior Games 2014

In September Sean spent two weeks in Colorado Springs training with Team Army at the Olympic Training Center before competing in the Warrior Games. He trained in various track and field events and tandem cycling with pilot Greg Miller.

Sean earned a silver medal in tandem cycling, bronze medal in the 100 meter dash, silver in the 200 meter dash, and a gold medal in the 1500 meter run.

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Sean and Duncan with gold medals from 1500 meter run

Warrior Games September

Sean and Greg Miller tandem racing

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Army shotput team

 

Check out these links for additional information, interviews with Sean, and video footage.

US Army Warrior Transition Command

http://www.wtc.army.mil/

https://www.facebook.com/ArmyWTC

US Paralympics–Team USA

http://www.teamusa.org/warriorgames/

Warrior Games

https://www.facebook.com/WarriorGames

2014 Warrior Games–Cycling Competition

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=FuLefPFkdBc

Competing at the Warrior Games

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoZLGqTWfKE

Warrior Games keep blind vet in touch with Army

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2014/09/30/games-keep-blind-vet-touch-army/16465753/

Aberdeen man riding into history

http://www.aberdeennews.com/sports/column-aberdeen-man-riding-into-history/article_793d3b7e-2abb-5f5f-9232-b894181314e7.html

Warrior Games possible in Aberdeen veteran’s future

http://m.aberdeennews.com/news/local/warrior-games-possible-in-aberdeen-veteran-s-future/article_a36ed51a-a459-5a69-8e3c-ace5b47e3777.html?mode=jqm

Local veteran to compete in Warrior Games this fall

http://m.aberdeennews.com/news/local/local-veteran-to-compete-in-warrior-games-this-fall/article_0b08cf47-338c-513c-a734-4faf1f935137.html?mode=jqm

Staff Sgt. Sean Johnson – 2014 Warrior Games

http://www.dvidshub.net/video/363748/staff-sgt-sean-johnson-2014-warrior-games#.VCw52_ldWSo

‘You may be Wounded, Ill or Injured but You’re not Defeated,’ tandem cyclist says at US Army Warrior Trials
http://www.dvidshub.net/news/133430/you-may-wounded-ill-injured-but-youre-not-defeated-tandem-cyclist-says-us-army-warrior-trials#.U-qb4vldWSr

Vision impairment won’t stop wounded veteran at Warrior Games Trials
http://www.dvidshub.net/news/133094/vision-impairment-wont-stop-wounded-veteran-warrior-games-trials#.U-qbbfldWSr


Warrior Trials

In June Sean spent two weeks in West Point, NY, along with over 100 other wounded soldiers and veterans, training for and competing in the 2014 Army Warrior trials.  Participants competed in cycling, archery, swimming, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, and track and field events.  Sean earned gold medals in tandem cycling, shot put and discus and silver medals in the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash.  He has been selected to compete on Team Army in the Warrior Games this fall against members of the other armed services.  The Warrior Games are a partnership between the Department of Defense and the U.S. Olympic Committee Paralympic Military Program.

“Sports and competition mean a lot. It gives me some direction and some purpose– a goal to achieve– and it keeps me in shape. It keeps me out of mischief,” said SSG Johnson. “It is critical to my recovery and health. It improves my outlook on life and future and gives me a way to give back to the Army and military.”

The 2014 Warrior Games are scheduled for September 28 – October 4 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
Photo Credit:  Teia Atkins

Photo Credit: Teia Atkins

Army Trials Cycling Competition

Photo Credit: Teia Atkins

Day 2 Track and Field

Photo Credit: Todd Weiler

Day 2 Track and Field (1)

Photo Credit: Todd Weiler

Day 2 Track and Field (2)

Photo Credit: Todd Weiler

Army Trials Track Competition (3)

Photo Credit: Chris Roxas

Sean was featured in several articles during the trials:

Warrior Games possible in Aberdeen veteran’s future

Local veteran to compete in Warrior Games this fall

‘You may be Wounded, Ill or Injured but You’re not Defeated,’ tandem cyclist says at US Army Warrior Trials

Vision impairment won’t stop wounded veteran at Warrior Games Trials

For more information on the Warrior Games, please visit the US Army Warrior Transition Command’s website: http://www.wtc.army.mil/warrior_games/index.html