All sports unless otherwise noted will follow the rules and regulation of the National Governing Body for the specific sport.
Outdoor Archery is open to athletes with a physical impairment, who may shoot with assistive devices allowed under classification rules, if required. The UCO Endeavor Games will shoot at the following distances: 30m, 50m, 70m with four different categories: recurve, compound, novice and youth. The UCO Endeavor Games will not provide equipment for outdoor archery, you must bring your own. The UCO Endeavor Games will award medals to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for the following categories: age divisions, classification, and gender.
Indoor Archery will be held in the UCO Wellness Center gyms. For this competition you can come and go as you please, making it great for beginners. The UCO Endeavor Games will provide equipment, you will not be allowed to shoot with your own equipment. The UCO Endeavor Games will award medals to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for the following categories: age divisions, classification, and gender
There are two different distances that the UCO Endeavor Games offers for competition. The 20K cycling time trial is held out at POPS. The course for the 20K cycling competition is a challenging course with rolling hills throughout it. The 5k cycling time trial will be held at the Cross Timbers Fire Training Center, and is a flat course with no vehicle traffic. Medals for both cycling events will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers for the following categories: age divisions, classification, and gender.
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 located in the Mitch park YMCA pool, 12-mile bike and a 3-mile run. Medals will be award for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers for the following categories: gender, classification, and the following age divisions 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-59, 60+.
Powerlifting is the ultimate test of upper body strength and can sometimes see athletes lift more than three times their own body weight. It is open to male and female athletes with the following eight (8) eligible physical impairments (impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, and athetosis) with a range of physical disabilities, including (Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord injuries, Lower Limb Amputation, poliomyelitis), who meet the current minimal eligibility criteria and can perform, safely and appropriately, according to the IPC Powerlifting rules. All eligible athletes compete in one sport class, but in different weight categories. Athletes must be at least 16 years of age and have the ability to fully extend the arms with no more than a 20 degree loss of full extension on either elbow when making an approved lift. Medals will be awarded for the 1st,2nd, 3rd place for the following categories: weight class and gender.
Men compete in the 49kg, 54kg, 59kg, 65kg, 72kg, 80kg, 88kg, 97kg, 107kg and +107kg divisions.
Women compete in the 41kg, 45kg, 50kg, 55kg, 61kg, 67kg, 73kg, 79kg, 86kg and +86kg divisions.
Air Rifle Shooting
Shooting is a test of accuracy and control, in which competitors use pistols or air rifles to fire a series of shots at a stationary target. The UCO Endeavor Games shooting competition will have two different levels: novice and competitive. The classifications for shooting are as follows: 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. Medals will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners for the following categories: classification, level, and ages 18 and under and 19 +.
Sitting Volleyball (4v4)
In sitting volleyball, the net is about 3.5 feet high, and the court is 10 x 6 meters with a two-meter attack line. Players are allowed to block serves, but one "cheek" must be in contact with the floor whenever they make contact with the ball. The UCO Endeavor Games will award medals to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. When registering, you may choose to sign up as a team or as an individual, if you sign up as an individual you will be placed on a team.
Soccer is open to all athletes at the UCO Endeavor Games. Players must be ambulant as wheelchairs are not permitted on the field. The game is played 7v7 on a smaller field with smaller goals. Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place teams. Teams will be made at time of competition.
The UCO Endeavor Games swimming competition is held at the Mitch Park YMCA and will consist of the following events: 25, 50, and 100 meter backstroke; 25, 50, and 100 meter breaststroke; 25, 50, and 100 meter butterfly; 25, 50, 200, 500 meter freestyle; and 75,100, and 200 meter individual medley. Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers for the following categories: event, gender, classification, and age division: 6 and under, 7-10, 11-13, 14-15, 16-18, 19-39, 40+.
Para table tennis is a disabled sport which follows the rules set by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). The usual table tennis rules are in effect with slight modifications for wheelchair athletes. Athletes receive classifications between 1-11. Class 1-5 are for those in wheelchairs and class 6-10 for those who have disabilities that allow them to play standing. Within those groups the higher classification means the more function the athlete has. Class 11 is defined for players with an intellectual disability. Medals for Table Tennis will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers for single and double competitions.
Track and Field
The rules of Paralympic track and field are almost identical to those of its non-disabled counterpart. Certain allowances are made to accommodate certain disabilities. For example, the blind and more severely visually impaired runners compete with guide runners, who are often attached by the wrist with a tether to the runner. The UCO Endeavor Games track and field competition is open to male and female athletes with physical disabilities such as dwarfism, amputation/limb loss, blindness/visual impairment, spinal cord injury/wheelchair-users and cerebral palsy/brain injury/stroke. Some of the events that will be held at the UCO Endeavor Games track and field competition are the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, Javelin, discus, long jump, high jump, and shot put to name a few. Medals for track and field will be award for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd finishers for the following categories: classification, gender, and the following age divisions: 6 and under, 7-10, 11-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-22, 23-34, 35-49, 50-59, 60 and up.
Wheelchair Basketball (3v3)
Wheelchair Basketball is designed specifically for individuals with physical disabilities. It is played on a standard basketball court and the same rules and scoring system apply. The UCO Endeavor Games has three brackets- adult (19 and up), junior (13-18), and youth (12 and under). Wheelchair Basketball will be held in the Wellness Center and will be awarding medals to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rdplace teams of each age division. There is no classification for the UCO Endeavor Games Wheelchair Basketball competition and you do not have to have a wheelchair basketball sports chair to play. Chairs will be available to use if needed.
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