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2015–2017 Adventure Team Challenge Colorado
2016 Face of America
Navy veteran PJ Walsh is not someone to
shy away from challenges. Walsh accepted
an invitation to compete in NBC Television’s
American Ninja Warrior in support of military
veterans, but a rolling log abruptly ended
his participation before a national television
During his five years as a Navy field medic, Walsh
provided dental care to members of the nation’s
executive branch, including President Bill Clinton and
his family. Encouraged by colleagues to pursue stand-up
comedy after returning to civilian life, Walsh performed
at numerous clubs. He built his craft, though, through
two years in theater school. Afterwards, he performed
regularly for military personal in the United States and
abroad, following the tradition of entertainers
like Bob Hope.
Walsh joined World T.E.A.M.’s 2015 Adventure
Challenge Colorado. Held in the high Gore Range, he
was immediately hooked. Walsh has returned in 2016
and 2017, participating with the winning team in 2016.
That year, he also rode Face of America Gettysburg and
provided the keynote speech at Friday’s reception.
Feeling fortunate to support military veterans, Walsh
takes his participation at World T.E.A.M. seriously.
Competing alongside adaptive athletes, he recognizes
the contribution everyone makes to a team’s success.