Sitting volleyball is the only sport of the Endeavor Games in which athletes with physical disabilities are able to play along-side able bodied athletes. There is no classification for sitting volleyball at the Endeavor Games, which allows it to be fully inclusive for all. Anyone who is interested in playing sitting volleyball can sign up as either an individual or as part of a team. If an athlete registers as an individual, the athlete will be placed on a team with other athletes who also registered as individuals. All athletes and teams are required to sign in for the sitting volleyball tournament at the designated start time.
The Endeavor Games Para-Triathlon is a sprint distance event, perfect for first timers and challenging enough for the seasoned triathlete. The event consists of a 500 yard swim, 12-mile bike and a 3-mile run.
Powerlifting will return for its nationals event at the Endeavor Games. If you are a seasoned athlete come compete against our national team. If you are not, come have fun, compete and learn from the best in the country. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Please join us for the 2015 UCO Endeavor Games 20K bicycle time trial! A yearly tradition of the Endeavor Games, the 20K bicycle time trial is run on a challenging course with rolling hills including uphills and fast downhill sections. The course is very safe and well marked! We also have 4-5 policemen and vehicles each year to help us keep rider friendly.
The 5K bicycle time trial is a great event for those new to time trialing or more interested in a fast and very flat course. The 5K time trial is run on the grounds of the Cross Timbers Fire Training Center, where the UCO boathouse is located. Virtually no vehicle traffic on this fast, flat and fun course!
CP Soccer is played by athletes who have had a stroke, have cerebral palsy or have had a traumatic brain injury. Players are ambulant and do not require assistive aides. CP Soccer is a Paralympic event and teams also compete in a Pan Am European Championship and a World Championships every cycle. The game is played 7v7 on a smaller field with smaller goals. Come on out, see what it is all about and join us on the field.
Track and Field
Likely the most popular sport at each year's UCO Endeavor Games, track and field offers multiple events for all ages and disabilities. Track and Field is IPC sanctioned and athletes must hold IPC Athletics Licensing in order to count times toward qualifying for world rankings, record applications, international competition and national team status. If athletes have questions about the 2015 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships, visit http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Sports/Track-and-Field/Events.
A long-time favorite sport returned last year to the UCO Endeavor Games and is hosted in a world-class facility at the Edmond Mitch Park YMCA. The Edmond Mitch Park YMCA recently hosted the Central Oklahoma Para-Swimming Open to athletes from all over the country.
Wheelchair Basketball (3-on-3)
Wheelchair basketball features three different age groups: adult (19 and up), junior (13-18) and youth (12 and under). This event will be held at the UCO Wellness Center.
Shooting will have two different levels: introductory and competition. This sport will also offer classification this June. SH1 (shooters able to support a firearm without a stand) and SH2 shooters (shooters requiring a firearm support to shoot) are the two Paralympic categories.
Classification will be offered in table tennis this June and will take place in the UCO Wellness Center.
For more information or for inquiries, please contact Heather Kohl at 405-974-3140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.