After four decades, we’re proud to offer our Veteran athletes new, exciting ways to participate and compete. Here’s a peek at what we have in store for you at the 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games.
The Cascade Cup Adaptive Fitness Competition
If you love Powerlifting, it’s time to step up your game!
Have you heard of CrossFit or other fitness competitions? We are getting into the craze that is taking over the fitness world—and we’re going to show everyone that our Veterans can set the bar far higher!
The Cascade Cup is your time to show how fit and functional your body is. Each workout of the day (WOD) will test your endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed, and flexibility while performing adapted fitness movements. The workouts will be tailored to everyone’s success—you can do this!
Veterans will need to compete in a semi-final and final WOD at the 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games for a chance to take home The Cascade Cup. More importantly, bragging rights are on the line!
Classification Classes (gender specific):
How to Train
- Group 1: Class 1B & 1C
- Group 2: Class 2 & 3
- Group 3: Class 4 & 5
Preliminary WODs will be released online starting June 1. A workout video will be provided for each WOD at the Wheelchair Games, so all participants can learn the points of performance. Everything can be done in your home community.
Who will walk away with The Cascade Cup trophy? Register now
for this event at the Wheelchair Games, July 3-8, 2020 in Portland. And start working out!
E-Sports is a growing trend in adaptive sports, one that has inspired many of our Veterans to get out and compete. For those of you who love to game, this fierce competition will be a place to showcase your skill as well as highlight the link between E-sports and rehabilitation.
This must-see event will be broken into two divisions: one for quadriplegics and one for paraplegics. We will host a prequalifying round in June 2020. From there the finalists will be qualified to compete in Portland. The game of choice this year, as voted for by the athletes, is Rocket League! Registration does not count toward the 5-medal rule, so sign up today
Air Rifle Sniper Competition
We are introducing a new event for our elite Air Rifle competitors with an average score of 500 or more. It is an open competition with combined class, division, and gender. The rules will remain the same as the Air Rifle rules posted in the Event and Rules Guide
. Registration is limited to the first 16 SH1 and 16 SH2 shooters. The Wheelchair Games Sniper Trophy is up for grabs!
For those who love a good challenge! Disc golf is a sport in which players throw or roll a disc (Frisbee) at a target. For the Wheelchair Games, we have adapted the rules of classic disc golf to support all variations of injuries. It will be a 6-hole indoor course with varying lengths and difficulties. The winner of the competition is determined by who has the lowest total number of throws or rolls to hit the targets (the same scoring system as able-bodied ball golf).
Who will take home the 2020 NVWG Butler Cup and bragging rights? Our annual Team Challenge creates a little friendly competition among the teams at the Wheelchair Games. The course is designed to test your strength, endurance, and skill. Be strategic in who you choose to represent your team in each of the elements! We will release the Team Challenge rules and guidelines, along with which sports will be included, in April 2020.
Fourth of July Celebration
Join us to ring in Independence Day! This will be a fun and spectacular event to kick off your week at the Wheelchair Games. The Fourth of July Celebration will take place at the Moda Center immediately following the Team Challenge event. The Athlete’s Reception will be part of the Fourth of July Celebration this year. For friends and family there will be food available for purchase. Stay late and see the fireworks hosted by the City of Portland. Please see the schedule of events