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. This year's television series includes a three-hour TV mini-series on CBS Sports Network beginning on October 31, and a one-hour CBS Broadcast Sports Special airing on November 19. The television series is produced in partnership with internationally known and acclaimed, ITN Productions, based in London, England. The television property is complimented by an expanded video content series featuring the stories of the athletes, coaches and character content. New content is being introduced online now through November.
The 2016 Power Triumph Games are staged at the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, where competitors face eight new and completely unfamiliar challenges that test their physical and mental capabilities. Many of the challenges are the same ones that West Point cadets need to complete in order to graduate. These challenges are not modified, and challenge the athletes to dig deep and show they can compete at an extraordinary level.
The 2016 Terrific 10 athletes include:
Lakin Booker, Marine Corp, of Jacksonville, North Carolina
Corwyn Collier, Army National Guard, Stow, Ohio
Isaac Francois, Navy, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Michael Gallardo, Army, San Antonio, Texas
William Hansen, Marine Corp and Army National Guard, Rocklin, California
Brett Parks, Navy, Jacksonville, Florida
Adam Popp, Air Force, Arlington, Virginia
Michael Roggio, Navy, Oviedo, Florida
Sadie Strong, Navy, Bel Air, Maryland
Tyler Wells, Air Force, Boca Raton, FL
The athlete team is joined this year by a team of Power Coaches. These coaches, all military veterans and employees of title sponsor Power Home Remodeling, participate in the games by supporting their assigned athlete with information, mental & physical strategy, tactical support and encouragement.
The Travis Manion Foundation, the Power Triumph Games non-profit partner, hosts a "Character Does Matter Challenge." The challenge paired athletes with children from the West Point, NY, area inspiring them to complete physical challenges, coaching the youth through curriculum focused on character traits including honesty, teamwork, leadership, moral courage, integrity, and fairness.
Johnson & Johnson, Power Triumph Games Exclusive Health & Wellness Sponsor, and sponsor of the Travis Manion Foundation Character Does Matter program, increases the excitement by honoring the athlete that demonstrated the strongest personal connection and understanding of character with a Character Does Matter Award.
“This year’s athletes are an extraordinary mix of character, class and pure grit. We’re looking forward to seeing them perform at a level that strikes a nerve with our viewers, and engages them to cheer on their favorite athlete to become Champion,” said Triumph Games CEO, Mary Hagy.