Wheelchair Games

National Veterans Wheelchair Games

The National Veterans Wheelchair Games began in 1981 and is the world’s largest annual wheelchair sporting event.

2016 National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Salt Lake City, UT


Athletic Events include:

  • Air Guns
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Field Events*
  • Hand Cycling
  • Motor Rally
  • Nine Ball
  • Power Soccer
  • Quad Rugby
  • Slalom (obstacle course)
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Track**
  • Trapshooting
  • Weightlifting

* Includes Discus, Javelin, Shot-Put
** Includes 100 to 3000 meter races

Dave action bowling 2013 NVWG 2012-4 Mike weightlifting 2013

Any military service veteran who is eligible for care at a
VA facility, and who uses a wheelchair for sports competition due to
a spinal cord injury, certain neurological conditions, amputations or
other mobility impairment.

Dave Handcycling
GPPVA member Dave Nelson participating in the handcycling event.
team huddle
GPPVA member Mark Linquist & teamates at the 2006 Games
Craig Enenbach
GPPVA member Craig Enenbach
at the 2006 Games

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