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. “The Triumph Games athletes are all winners before they arrive to compete. This year, they will be taken to the next level with Tosh’s leadership, to win with character. The 2016 Triumph Games Champion will need to compete as never before.”
Chontosh will lead the recruitment, training and execution of the 2016 Games, which will air on CBS Sports Network in November, 2016.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to help share the stories of Veterans who exemplify the everlasting attitude and spirit of selfless service,” Chontosh said. “The Triumph Games athletes represent the best in American pride: adaptability, fortitude, and perseverance. I can only hope to honor them, as they deserve, for all the men and women who have ever committed to defending our nation's security.“
After 20 years of service, Chontosh retired in 2013 at the rank of Major. In addition to the Navy Cross, Chontosh was twice awarded the Bronze Star for Valor. In the last three years, he has dedicated himself to athletic excellence, and to teaching the principles of athleticism and leadership in the sports, entertainment and corporate sectors. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and was awarded an honorary Bachelor of Science Degree from the U.S. Naval Academy.