2018 AF Warrior Games team announced Published March 27, 2018 By Shawn Sprayberry Air Force Wounded Warrior Program JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- The U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior Program is proud to announce the 2018 Air Force Warrior Games team. Forty primary and ten alternates were selected by a team of coaches and staff at the 5th Annual Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in late February 2018. The 40-person team will compete at the Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2-9. The DoD Warrior Games is a paralympic-style competitive event featuring 11 different sports: archery, cycling, track and field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track, wheelchair basketball and, for the first time in Warrior Games history, indoor rowing, powerlifting and time-trial cycling. “While the Warrior Games is a competitive event, it is more about resiliency and recovery,” said Col. Michael Flatten, Air Force Wounded Warrior Program director. “These competitors are going out to show everyone how adaptive sports have helped them and will walk away with their personal bests in whatever sport they compete in. I am hoping they bring home a lot of medals but, in the end, I am really hoping they see themselves as part of a team that will help them achieve their very best.” The team is made up of a mixture of active-duty, Guard, and Reserve Airmen and veterans. “We’re really excited by this new team,” said Marsha Gonzales, AFW2 support branch chief. “Over 60 percent are AFW2 members who have never competed with us before. I certainly echo Col. Flatten’s comments. The Warrior Games is meant to highlight how important adaptive sports are in recovery. Our team will do well no matter what and we look forward to seeing them compete alongside their brothers and sisters in arms.” The team captains are: Master Sgt. William Lickman Retired Tech. Sgt. Joshua Smith The remaining primary athletes are: Retired Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon Capt. Hunter Barnhill Senior Airman Karah Behrend Airman 1st Class John Berry Tech. Sgt. Alexandar Bustard Retired Senior Airman Brett Campfield Retired Senior Airman Heather Carter Staff Sgt. Vincent Cavazos Master Sgt. Michael Christiansen Retired Staff Sgt. Justin Fuchs Master Sgt. Lisa Goad Senior Airman Matthew Gonzales Master Sgt. Kenneth Guinn Retired Master Sgt. Shanon Hampton Retired Capt. Lawrence Hufford Master Sgt. Linn Knight Retired Tech. Sgt. Russell Logan Retired Staff Sgt. Janelle Lykon Lt. Col. Audra Lyons Capt. Travis Manter Col. Jacquelyn Marty Retired Lt. Col. Melissa McAvoy Staff Sgt. John Meyer Retired Senior Airman Rafael Morfinenciso Retired Capt. Kristen Morris 1st Lt. Ryan Novack Tech. Sgt. Derrall Peach Retired Staff Sgt. Steve Pearson Retired Tech. Sgt. Michele Prindle Retired Tech. Sgt. Ricardo Rivera Master Sgt. Andres Rodriguez Master Sgt. Benjamin Seekell Maj. Teresa Sellers Maj. Stacie Shafran Retired Senior Airman Hannah Stolberg Lt. Col Juliana Walker Master Sgt. Brian Williams Staff Sgt. Brent Young The alternate athletes are: Master Sgt. Miguel Acevedo Master Sgt. John Angel Master Sgt. Vincent Beck Staff Sgt. Brian Biviano Retired Staff Sgt. Kristina Coble Retired Master Sgt. Vickie Lebrun Tech. Sgt. Andrew Rivera Retired Tech. Sgt. Cherise Vogel Retired Staff Sgt. Amanda Vrba Follow the action at www.dodwarriorgames.com and on AFW2 social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We’ll keep you updated throughout the weeks and days leading up to the competition with athlete profiles and information about upcoming competitions.