Challenge Extended, U.S. PARALYMPIC SHOOTER MARCO DELAROSA
Marco DeLaRosa was stationed at Camp Pendleton in 1993, when he was attempting to stop a robbery outside the base and was shot in the back. The bullet, which is still in his back, injured his spinal cord at the T4/T5 levels, leaving the now medically retired Marine Corporal a paraplegic. The Marine Corps veteran has been a quick study in para shooting after giving the sport a try at an event in 2014. In his first competition at the National Veteran Wheelchair Games, he bested the field by more than 100 points. He made a splash at his IPC debut in 2015 at the World Cup in Fort Benning, Georgia, and finished second at the 2016 World Cup in Poland, which led to the opportunity to represent Team USA at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. He is hoping to return to the Paralympics in Tokyo next year.