ITN Productions produces 2016 Power Triumph Games on CBS for OurVetsSuccess

Ten elite military athletes will compete on expanded CBS Sports Network television series  

US Veterans organisation OurVetSuccess has commissioned ITN Productions to make the 2016 Power Triumph Games which will launch on CBS Sports Network on October 31.

ITN Productions will produce a three-hour TV mini-series on CBS Sports Network, and a one-hour CBS Broadcast Sports Special airing on November 19. The television series is preceded by an expanded video content series – also created by ITN Productions – featuring the stories of the athletes, coaches and character content. New content is being introduced online from now right through to November.

The series sees 10 military veteran athletes compete to win a $50,000 cash prize and prove they are triumphant. Each athlete has overcome a catastrophic injury, and demonstrates throughout the competition that their military training is at the core of their extraordinary ability to adapt, overcome, and succeed.

Chris Shaw, editorial director of ITN Productions, said: “We are honoured to have been chosen to produce this important series which demonstrates the sheer bravery, skill and endurance of veterans. ITN Productions’ expertise in big event programming makes us ideally placed to give this series the platform it deserves. We are increasingly establishing ourselves in the US as a trusted producer of programming and series that ranges from current affairs, crime, fast-turnaround and now sporting and events programming.”

The 2016 Power Triumph Games are staged at the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, where competitors face eight new and completely unfamiliar challenges that test their physical and mental capabilities. Many of the challenges are the same ones that West Point cadets need to complete in order to graduate. These challenges are not modified, and challenge the athletes to dig deep and show they can compete at an extraordinary level.

The 2016 Power Triumph Games athletes include:

  • Lakin Booker, Marine Corp, of Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • Corwyn Collier, Army National Guard, Stow, Ohio
  • Isaac Francois, Navy, Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Michael Gallardo, Army, San Antonio, Texas
  • William Hansen, Marine Corp and Army National Guard, Rocklin, California
  • Brett Parks, Navy, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Adam Popp, Air Force, Arlington, Virginia
  • Michael Roggio, Navy, Oviedo, Florida
  • Sadie Strong, Navy, Bel Air, Maryland
  • Tyler Wells, Air Force, Boca Raton, FL

The athlete team is joined this year by a team of Power Coaches. These coaches, all military veterans and employees of title sponsor Power Home Remodeling, participate in the games by supporting their assigned athlete with information, mental & physical strategy, tactical support and encouragement.

The Travis Manion Foundation, the Power Triumph Games non-profit partner, hosts a “Character Does Matter Challenge.” The challenge paired athletes with children from the West Point, NY, area inspiring them to complete physical challenges, coaching the youth through curriculum focused on character traits including honesty, teamwork, leadership, moral courage, integrity, and fairness.

Johnson & Johnson, Power Triumph Games Exclusive Health & Wellness Sponsor, and sponsor of the Travis Manion Foundation Character Does Matter program, increases the excitement by honoring the athlete that demonstrated the strongest personal connection and understanding of character with a Character Does Matter Award.

“This year’s athletes are deep mix of character, class and pure grit. We’re looking forward to seeing them perform at a level that strikes a nerve with our viewers, and engages them to cheer on their favorite athlete to become Champion,” said Power Triumph Games CEO, Mary Hagy.

Stay tuned to the Power Triumph Games Facebook page, and www.ourvetsuccess.com for updates on the 2016 Power Power Triumph Games.

About OurVetSuccess®

OurVetSuccess® is dedicated to increasing positive public awareness of successful military veterans. By working together with businesses and leveraging the media to share success stories, OurVetSuccess is changing the public perception of the US veteran population to one of not only honor, but also leadership and success.

About ITN Productions

ITN Productions is ITN’s in-house production business. We produce bespoke creative and commercial content for broadcasters, businesses, brands, rights holders and digital channels including:

  • TV programmes across factual, entertainment and current affairs for UK and international channels
  • TV commercials and branded content
  • Corporate video and industry news programming
  • Sport live coverage, clips and programmes
  • Shortform video online and on mobile
  • Full in-house post production facility

Awards include an International Emmy, Peabody and two BAFTAS for Children on the Frontline, a Cannes Lion for our Lego ad-break take-over and numerous other accolades. TV output includes observational documentaries such as Harrow: A Very British School and Gordonstoun: A Different Class (Sky) and Young Vets (BBC2), to popular factual series such as the Secret Life of Pets (Channel 5), Black Market Britain (Channel 5) and the Caught on Camera series (ITV). ITN Productions also produces major series and specials for international broadcasters such as Chris Hansen’s Killer Instinct (Discovery ID) and Flight 370: The Missing Links (DNI). In addition to our factual programming, ITNP is Britain’s leading independent producer of current affairs, including ITV’s the Agenda, Dispatches for Channel 4; and fast-turnaround documentaries such as Campus Killer Santa Barbara (A&E US) and live debates such as the Great British Break-Up? and Europe: the Final Debate with Jeremy Paxman (Channel 4). For more information visit: www.itnproductions.co.uk.

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