Man competing in powerlifting

The 2019 UCO Endeavor Games will offer ten sports. All sports, unless otherwise noted, will follow the rules and regulations of the National Governing Body for that specific sport.

Happy 20 years to the Endeavor Games! Any sport below marked with a double asterisk (**) was offered at the very first Endeavor Games in 2000.

 
Young man shooting outdoor archery
Archery

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 and 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. Medals will be awarded 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 your own equipment. Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for the following categories: age divisions, classification and gender.

Woman competing in air rifle shooting
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 air rifle 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 requiring a firearm support to shoot). Medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for the following categories: classifications, level, gender and ages 5-12, 13-18 and 19+.

 
 
Young boy competing in cycling event
Cycling

There are two different distances that the UCO Endeavor Games offers for competition. The 20K Cycling time trial is held at Pops on Highway 66. The course for the 20K cycling competition is challenging, with rolling hills throughout. The 5K Cycling time trial will be held at the Outdoor Adventure Recreation Center (OAR) 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.

Man competing in powerlifting
Powerlifting**

Powerlifting is open to male and female athletes who meet the current minimal eligibility criteria, can perform safely and appropriately, according to the IPC Powerlifting rules, and with any of the following eight eligible impairments: impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, staxia and athetosis; or, with a range of physical disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, spinal cord injuries, lower limb loss and poliomyelitis. All eligible athletes compete in one sport class, but in different eight categories. Athletes must be 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 to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers for the following categories: weight class and gender.
Men's weight classes: 49kg, 54kg, 59kg, 65kg, 72kg, 80kg, 88kg, 97kg, 107kg and +107kg
Women's weight classes:
41kg, 45kg, 50kg, 55kg, 61kg, 67kg, 73kg, 79kg, 86kg and +86kg

 
 
Teen girl playing sitting volleyball
Sitting Volleyball (4v4)

In Sitting Volleyball, the net is about 3.5 feet high, and the court is 10x6 meters with a two meter attack line. Players are allowed to block serves and one "cheek" must be in contact with the floor whenever they make contact with the ball. Medals will be awarded 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.

Young girl competing in swimming
Swimming**

The Swimming competition at the UCO Endeavor Games is held at the Mitch Park YMCA. Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers for the following categories: events, gender, classification and age divisions 6 and under, 7-10, 11-13, 14-15, 16-18, 19-39 and 40+.

Order of events: 
100m IM
50m Fly 
50m Breast 
100m Back
50m Free 
25m Fly 
100m Breast 
25m Back
200m IM 
100m Fly
25m Breast 
100m Free 
50m Back 
75m IM 
25m Free
500m Free

 
 
Man playing table tennis
Table Tennis**

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 athletes who use wheelchairs. Athletes receive classifications between 1 and 11. Classes 1-5 are for those using wheelchairs and classes 6-10 are for those who have disabilities that allow them to play standing. Within those groups, the higher classification means the more function an athlete has. Class 11 is defined for players with an intellectual disability. Medals will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers for singles and doubles competitions.

Boy at starting line for track event
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 short stature, 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 include: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, javelin, discus, shot put, long jump and high jump. Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each event for the following categories: classification, gender and age divisions 6 and under, 7-10, 11-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-22, 23-34, 35-49, 50-59 and 60+.

 
 
Adults playing wheelchair basketball
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: prep (12 and under), junior (13-18) and adult (19 and up). Wheelchair basketball will be held in the UCO Wellness Center and medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams in each bracket. There is no classification for the UCO Endeavor Games wheelchair basketball competition, and you do not have to have a basketball/sports wheelchair to play. Chairs will be available to use if needed.

Teen girl playing wheelchair softball
Wheelchair Softball**

Wheelchair softball was born 30 years ago in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still wanted to enjoy America’s greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing without the full use of their legs that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball. Thus was born a new game played on hard surfaces, such as a parking lot, instead of the normal grassy infield, and a 16-inch softball, which allows wheelchair players to keep one hand one the wheelchair while catching a softball without a glove. Wheelchair Softball is open to all Endeavor Game Athletes. At the time of competition, we will create at least two co-ed teams consisting of athletes of all ages. You do not have to have your own sports chair to participate. Bats and balls will be provided. Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams