Soldiers vying for spots on Team USA for Olympic rugby debut

By Tim Hipps, U.S. Army IMCOM

SAN ANTONIO (November 12, 2015) -- Several Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program are vying for spots on the Team USA rugby sevens squad that will compete when the sport makes its Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

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CPT Leigh Jaynes-Provisor wins Wrestling World Bronze

By Scott Prater, Mountaineer
Oct. 2015

When Capt. Leigh Jaynes-Provisor stood on the mat in preparation for the 60-kilogram bronze medal match at the 2015 World Wrestling Championships Sept. 11, 2015, she admits feeling an enormous pressure. A loss would not only put an end to her hopes of earning a medal, but also dash her team’s hopes of finishing on the podium.

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USA's Lester takes silver in Greco-Roman wrestling

By Gary Sheftick, U.S. Armed Forces Sports
Oct. 11, 2015

MUNGYEONG, South Korea -- U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Lester took silver Oct. 10 in Greco-Roman wrestling in the 75-kilogram division at the Military World Games here. 

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Meet The 2016 U.S. Olympic Team (So Far)

By Doug Williams,
Aug. 11, 2015

Eventually, more than 500 athletes will be on Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Many of them will be stars from past Games who’ve won multiple medals and vaulted onto TV screens, headlines and commercials. Yet none will be able to top Nathan Schrimsher in one category.

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Youth wrestler inspires Soldier at World Championships

by Tim Hipps, IMCOM PAO
Sept. 14, 2015

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 14, 2015) -- A letter in a locker and a pair of patriotic socks helped propel Sgt. Caylor Williams to his personal-best performance at the World Wrestling Championships.
In only his fourth season of Greco-Roman wrestling, Williams, 24, was inspired by a fourth-grader, who took time to express his admiration of the Soldier-wrestler in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program.

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Elizabeth Wasil, Michael Lukow and Robert Brown

WCAP posts strong showing at World Military Games
Paul Chelimo wins 2015 Army Ten Miler

PFC Paul Chelimo wins 2015 Army Ten Miler
Keith Sanderson makes third Olympic team

SFC Sanderson second Soldier named to U.S. Olympic Team

  • Winter Airgun Competition, Colorado Springs, CO, 3-6 Dec 15

  • Men’s Olympic Trials, Reno, NV, 7-12 Dec 15

  • Can-Am Open, Bismarck, ND, 10-12 Dec 15

  • U.S. National Championships, Las Vegas, NV, 18-19 Dec 15

  • 50K Race Walk Olympic Trials, Santee, CA, 21 Feb 15

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