By Leanne Thomas, Tripler Army Medical CenterNovember 9, 2017
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Wounded warrior athlete, Maj. Rolando Reyes, assigned to the Tripler Army Medical Center - Warrior Transition Battalion competes in the wheelchair racing competition during the Pacific Regional Trials 2017 track event at Stoneman Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on Nov. 7. The Paralympic-style track events include races in the standing and wheelchair categories at distances of 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters and 500 meters. There is also a mixed category, standing, 4x100 meter relays. Athletes compete in different classification categories based on their functional abilities, including impaired muscle power and range of movement, limb deficiency, and visual impairment. Athletes with lower function or impaired balance use specialized equipment, such as a wheelchair racing chair. The week-long wounded warrior sports competition is held at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii from Nov. 6-10 and showcases the resilient spirit of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans from across the Pacific region.