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Warrior Games wraps up with fan favorite

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Over the last week, we had the chance to watch athletes from all over the world show us that no matter the obstacle--you can persevere.

The Warrior Games wrapped up its final day with a fan favorite--wheelchair basketball.

Team Army took home the gold, celebrating a 3peat.

they won 57-46, but the game itself was much closer than that.

Air Force came away with the silver, and Navy with bronze.

The games are about so much more than a medal to the athletes. 
 
Many admit it's these adaptive sports, and the training leading up to the Warrior Games, that helped pull them out of very dark times in their lives.

"That's what we prepared for.  That's what we trained for," said Brent Garlic, of Team ARMY.

"That's what I was thinking about for the last three months since I was selected for this.  It's here--we have it!  Much credit to my guys, my team," he added

"When I tried out for Team Army the first year, I didn't make it," Stephanie Johnson told News5.

"So when I went back to my Warrior Transition Unit, I had to push myself because I had goals of being on the team.  And then I made that.  And I was like, 'well, I've got to make it to the next level.'  And I made it to Invictus [Games].  Hopefully one day, I'll make it to the Paralympics."

Johnson was the only woman on Army's wheelchair basketball this year.

The team went undefeated throughout the entire 2018 Warrior Games, which concluded Saturday.

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