Wounded Warriors Compete in Men's Bicycle Open

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Retired Army Staff Sgt. Nathan Cruz performs final checks on his recumbent bike before the 2013 Warrior Games cycling competition near the U.S. Air Force Academy stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 12, 2013. The event, which includes more than 200 wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans, runs through May 16. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Javier Rodriguez spends time with his son, Eddie, 6,  before the 2013 Warrior Games cycling competition near the U.S. Air Force Academy stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 12, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Competitors in the Men's Bicycle Open begin their race during the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 12, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Politowicx leads a pack of racers during the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 12, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Brian McPherson reacts to winning the Men's Bicycle Open event of the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 12, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Brian McPherson reacts to winning gold in the Men's Bicycle Open event of the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 12, 2013.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom