USA Wheelchair Rugby Selects Squad for Rio Paralympics

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July 24, 2016

USA Wheelchair Rugby Selects Squad for Rio Paralympics

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Doug Coil

USA Wheelchair Rugby has selected the 12 athletes that to represent the United States in the Rio Paralympics. The USA team will enter the Rio Paralympics as the number one team in the world.

The USA rugby community supports this team and both the USA Rugby Men’s and Women’s Eagles 7s were found at training sessions at the Olympic Training Center at Chula Vista, California.

Congratulations Athletes

Chuck Aoki    Minneapolis, MN
Jeff Butler      Austin, TX
Josh Brewer   Battle Ground, WA
Chad Cohn   Tucson, AZ
Lee Fredette   East Moriches, NY
Anthony McDaniel Navarre, FL
Chuck Melton   Richview, IL
Eric Newby   Littleton, CO
Kory Puderbaugh  San Diego, CA
Jason Regier  Centennial, CO
Adam Scaturro  Lakewood, CO
Josh Wheeler   San Tan Valley, AZ

Alternates:
Seth McBride
Alejandro Pabon
Joe Delagrave
Nick Springer

James Gumbert, Head Coach of USA Wheelchair Rugby said “The journey to this moment has been filled with extreme lows and ultimate highs. The challenge moving forward is to learn from each of these and capitalize on good momentum moving forward.  Today’s selection represents the next chapter in USAWR history, these 12 athletes will carry on the strong tradition and standards of those who went before them as we look to Rio in September.”

The U.S. will open play in Rio on September 14th. For the schedule, click on Wheelchair Rugby Schedule For Rio 2016 Paralympics

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