Nov. 15, 2016, Philadelphia, PA - The Power Triumph Games, a TV series in which 10 U.S. military veteran athletes competed to win a $50,000 cash prize and prove they are triumphant, concluded last night with Army vet Michael Gallardo taking first place overall and Marine vet Lakin Booker winning the “Character Does Matter Award.”
In the three-part mini-series which aired on CBS Sports Network, the athletes – each of whom has risen above catastrophic injuries to excel in their sports – demonstrated that their military training is at the core of their extraordinary ability to adapt, overcome and succeed. The competition was staged at the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point, where the athletes faced eight physical and mental challenges, each designed based on challenges that West Point cadets must complete to graduate.
The challenges were not modified, and challenged the athletes to dig deep and show they can compete at an extraordinary level. The challenges were PT Challenge, Underwater Challenge, The Rock Wall Challenge, Indoor Obstacle Course Test, Terracross Race, Outdoor Obstacle Course Challenge, Courage and Strength Challenge, and West Point Race.
Retired Army Sgt. Michael Gallardo, 31, of San Antonio, TX, won first place and a cash prize of $50,000 after completing all eight challenges and finishing with the top score.
Reality TV of a different kind premieres this week, without the usual singing, dancing, cute celebrity banter or dramatic bickering.
Instead, these two series just may move and inspire you.
On one, you’ll meet a heroic San Antonio military veteran who not only has endured the kind of hardships and injuries that most of us can’t even imagine but has triumphed over them.
On another, charismatic movie and TV personalities who are passionate about the environment — including David Letterman, in his first television project since retiring from CBS’ “Late Show” — travel the globe on a mission to bring attention to one of this planet’s most argued-about issues: climate change.
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Corwyn Collier's highest achieving moment in his athletic career didn't come when he received a call saying he was named as one of 10 disabled veterans to compete in the Power Triumph Games.
It didn't happen when he finished third in the state in high school in the 300-meter hurdles.
And it wasn't achieved when he ran the fourth fastest time in the 400 hurdles in college.
It came on May 23, 2009, when a roadside bomb blew up his vehicle in Iraq.
BOCA RATON — It was the most intense physical challenge Boca Raton veteran Tyler Wells had faced since he had his leg amputated nearly a decade ago — and the public will see it all unfold on television at the end of the month.
Wells, a Boca Raton resident and Florida Atlantic University graduate, is one of 10 veterans who will appear on CBS Sports‘ “Power Triumph Games,” a mini-series that pits veterans who have overcome an injury against each other in military-style obstacles for a $50,000 prize. The series was filmed over the summer and airs its first segment Monday, Oct. 31.
The Triumph Games announced today that CBS Sports Network will air a one-hour primetime television special on Veteran’s Day, November 11th. The program premiers at 7pm ET, with a second showing at 10pm ET. CBS Sports Network’s John Schriffen and Patrick Murphy, who was nominated in September by President Barack Obama to serve as Under Secretary of the US Army and also is a contributor on MSNBC, will co-host the show.
OurVetSuccess announced today that Brian “Tosh” Chontosh, a U.S. Marine who was awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism while serving in Iraq, will lead the 2016 Triumph Games Athletics.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Tosh to the OurVetSuccess Team. His military accomplishments and his tremendous success as a Veteran in civilian life, epitomize the stories of leadership and service we value,” said Mary L. Hagy, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of the Triumph Games.
OurVetSuccess today announced, "U.S. Veterans - Better Than Ever," a national program to increase public awareness of veterans who are successful.
The Better than Ever program will expand the company's television programming and digital content development to include targeted messaging that balances the national narrative about military veterans.
September 28, 2016, Philadelphia, PA – OurVetSuccess today announced the launch of the 2016 Power Triumph Games, in which 10 military veteran athletes will compete to win a $50,000 cash prize and prove they are triumphant. Each athlete has overcome a catastrophic injury, and demonstrates throughout the competition that their military training is at the core of their extraordinary ability to adapt, overcome, and succeed.
June 20, 2016, Philadelphia, PA – OurVetSuccess today announced that Power Home Remodeling will serve as the 2016 Triumph Games title sponsor. Power Home Remodeling, the nation’s second largest exterior home remodeler, takes the title position as part of their ongoing commitment to the men and women who proudly serve or served our country.
The current Under Secretary of the Army, Patrick Murphy, will now serve as the Acting Secretary of the military unit as Eric Fanning steps out of the role temporarily.
Murphy, a former Congressman and Army veteran, just recently stepped into the role of Under Secretary as he was confirmed last week.
The first Iraq war veteran elected to Congress had been tapped by the White House to serve as the new Under Secretary of the Army.
He will take over the Secretary job while Fanning awaits confirmation from the Senate for the job, according to multiple reports.