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Bush Center Announces Participant Field for Second Warrior Open Golf Tournament

Article by George W. Bush Presidential Center January 30, 2013 //   3 minute read

DALLAS – The George W. Bush Presidential Center today announced the field of competitors for the 2012 Warrior Open, a two-day golf tournament featuring members of the United States Military who served their country honorably and were severely wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

This year, 22 wounded warriors will compete for the Warrior Open title, including:

Matt Anderson, First Lieutenant, US Army, Colorado Springs, CO

Nick Bradley, Staff Sergeant, USAF, Ret., Haslet, TX (returning player)

TJ Brooks, Sergeant, USMC, Rockville, MD (returning player)

Brian “Ski” Donarski, First Lieutenant, US Army, Ret., Phoenix, AZ (returning player)

Jay Fain, Jr., Sergeant, US Army, Ret., Columbia, SC

John Faulkenberry, Sergeant First Class, US Army, Ret., Selma, TX (returning player)

Ken Gestring, Master Sergeant, USAF, Ret., Niceville, FL

Ken Hendrickson, Petty Officer First Class, USN, Ret., Rosemount, MN (returning player)

Jake Keeslar, Sergeant First Class, US Army, Ret., Fallbrook, CA

Tim Lang, Sergeant, USMC, Ret., Ann Arbor, MI

Pete Lara, First Sergeant, US Army, Ret., Columbia, SC

Michael Meyer, Corporal, USMC, Ret., Grand Prairie, TX

Roy Mitchell, Sergeant First Class, US Army, Carthage, NY

DeWitt Osborne, III, Sergeant, US Army, Ret., Washington, D.C.

Chad Pfeifer, Corporal, US Army, Ret., Phoenix, AZ (defending champion)

Jason Roberts, Staff Sergeant, USMC, Ret., Wilmington, NC (returning player)

Dave Romanowsky, Technical Sergeant, USAF, Ret., Aurora, CO (returning player)

Bill Rosborough, Gunnery Sergeant, USMC, Ret., Swansboro, NC (returning player)

Brian Saaristo, Sergeant, US Army, Ret., Barnum, MN (returning player)

Jason Searles, Staff Sergeant, US Army, Colorado Springs, CO

Mike Stafford, Sergeant, US Army, Ret., Okolona, MS (returning player)

Jim Stanek, Staff Sergeant, US Army, Ret., Albuquerque, NM

The Warrior Open is a 36-hole competition that will honor all those who serve and sacrifice to defend the United States of America, and will herald the many organizations that give their time, talents and resources to support the men and women of our military and their families. It will take place at Las Colinas Country Club, a member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, in the Dallas area on September 24-25, 2012. For more information on the tournament, please visit www.warrioropen.com.

The Warrior Open is a program of the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, which highlights the courage of U.S. military personnel and places an enduring spotlight on the sacrifice troops and their families make for our freedom.


About the George W. Bush Institute:

The George W. Bush Institute advances freedom through education reform, global health, human freedom and economic growth. In all its programming, the Institute integrates initiatives that empower women and military service personnel. The Bush Institute is the policy arm of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which includes the Presidential library, located on the campus of SMU in Dallas. For more information, visit www.BushCenter.com, Facebook (www.facebook.com/TheBushCenter) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TheBushCenter).