Retired Staff Sgt. Kacer shows a fellow soldier his technique during the 2014 Warrior Trials
June 19, 2014
Staff Sgt. (ret) Micheal Kacer, Yonkers, N.Y., shows a fellow soldier his technique for throwing the shot put during the field event during the 2014 U.S. Army Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Kacer took third place, in his category, won first place in the discus, and earned a gold and bronze medal for the field trials. More than 100 wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans from across the United States congregated at West Point to train and compete in the Army Warrior Trials, June 15-19. The event is hosted by Warrior Transition Command and includes athletes from the Army, Marines and Air Force facing off in archery, basketball, cycling, track and field, swimming, shooting, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. Participants in the trials include athletes with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, serious illnesses and amputations.