Warrior Athletes 20182019-03-01T12:01:14+00:00

Warrior Athletes

Clay Greenfield, NASCAR Truck Series

Clay M. Greenfield is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, driving the No. 68 Chevrolet Silverado for Clay Greenfield Motorsports. On February 16th, 2018 Greenfield unveiled his #pleasestand truck at the Daytona “Camping World Series” event. The truck, sponsored by AMVETS, was a direct response to AMVETS’ Super Bowl ad being pulled prior to game time.

Greenfield, a longtime supporter of our nation’s veterans, used the rejection of the Super Bowl ad to showcase AMVETS and the great work they are doing for our Nation’s veterans.

@claygreenfield

Jesse Iwuji, NASCAR, U.S. Navy

Photo courtesy of Jesse Iwuji

Jesse Iwuji is an American professional stock car racing driver and officer in the United States Navy Reserve.

Iwuji attended the United States Naval Academy, where he joined the school’s college football and track and field teams; on the former, he was a free safety for the Navy Midshipmen. He graduated from the Academy in 2010 and entered the United States Navy as a surface warfare officer, in which he served on the Mine Countermeasures Ship Exultant and USS Comstock. After seven years on active duty, Iwuji transitioned to the Navy Reserve.

As a sailor and driver, Iwuji has served as an ambassador for both the military and NASCAR communities. In addition to supporting military philanthropic groups, he is also involved in various NASCAR events supporting the armed forces and veterans.

@Jesse_Iwuji

Tom Davis, Road Cycling Paralympian, U.S. Army

Davis is a combat-wounded veteran who has been cycling since 2012. He joined the U.S. Army in 2002 and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant. On June 3, 2006, he rode shotgun in a Humvee as it drove through Ramadi, the most dangerous city in Iraq at the time. While turning, the truck ran over an IED. The blast threw the truck two stories in the air. It flipped backward and landed on its roof. Due to his injuries, Davis had to have his left leg removed. He lives with his wife Jamie and four children in Fremont, Indiana, a small town of roughly 2,000 people. In 2014, Davis began road cycling, earning a spot at the 2016 Rio Paralympic games. He competed in the road race and the road time trial, placing 4th and 6th respectively.

Lacey Evans, WWE, U.S. Marines

Macey Estrella aka “Lacey Evans” is a former U.S. Marine. Estrella served as a military police officer with the Special Reaction Team. She enlisted at age 19 and served for five years, earning a bachelor’s degree and starting a construction business while on active duty. Estrella was introduced to wrestling while in the Marines through a staff sergeant who promoted independent shows on the side. Evans’ WWE contract was announced on April 12, 2016.

@laceyevanswwe

Shaun Castle, Paralyzed Veterans of America, U.S. Army

Medically-retired Army Sergeant, Shaun Castle, is an accomplished college and professional wheelchair basketball player and outspoken advocate for Paralyzed Veterans of America. In 2003, Castle was injured during training in which he suffered three herniated discs and two cracked vertebrae, leaving the career-hopeful Army soldier a paraplegic. While a lengthy prosthetics surgery enabled him to walk again and return to private sector police work, the weight of his duty belt over time caused further damage to his spinal cord. His second surgery was unsuccessful, leaving him a paraplegic once again. In 2012, Castle embraced the healing power of adaptive sports. He began training six days a week and became a team member of the University of Alabama’s men’s wheelchair basketball team. Castle went on to play professional wheelchair basketball in Lyon, France and is a Paralympic hopeful for the 2020 Games in Tokyo, Japan. In 2018 Shaun continued to inspire as he spent his first full year as Deputy Executive Director of Paralyzed Veterans of America in Washington, DC.

@scastle2000