USA Wheelchair Rugby 2018 World Championship Selection Camp

USA Wheelchair Rugby 2018 World Championship Camp

USA Wheelchair Rugby announced that 33 athletes will be attending the 2018 World Championship Team Selection Camp January 3-7, 2018.  Over 35 athletes received an invitation to attend and three of invitations were rescinded due to their legal status within the USQRA. The Selection Committee also received three petitions for an invitation and all were granted.

At the conclusion of the camp, up to 16 athletes will be nominated to train for a spot on the GIO 2018 IWRF World Championship team, which will be named in May.

The camp will be led by head coach James Gumbert and Assistant Coach Sue Tucker. Lakeshore Foundation, the High-Performance Management Organization (HPMO) for USA Wheelchair Rugby, announced earlier that “James Gumbert (Cedar Park, TX) will be returning as the Head Coach for the program in 2018.  Gumbert, having served for 13 years as the head coach will be joined by Sue Tucker (St. Louis, MO) who has also been selected to return for her 6th year with the program as Assistant Coach.  2017 was a strong year with a team that included six new players on the national team.”

“The 2018 training squad will be announced on Sunday, January 7.  That team will be competing for top honors at the 2018 GIO IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championships in August and looks to secure a spot in the 2020 Paralympic Games.”

USA Wheelchair Rugby 2018 World Championship Camp

  • Chuck Aoki
  • Earl Bowser
  • Clayton Brackett
  • Clayton Braun
  • CJ Brown
  • Jeff Butler
  • Ernie Chun
  • Chad Cohn
  • Jake Daily
  • Joe Delagrave
  • Rob Deller
  • Liz Dunn
  • Chris Fleace
  • Lee Fredette
  • Jorge Hernandez
  • Joe Jackson
  • Talbot Kennedy
  • Ryan Kress
  • Chuck Melton
  • Matt Milstead
  • Josh O’Neill
  • Alejandro Pabon
  • Daniel Pitaluga
  • Kory Puderbaugh
  • James Sa
  • Adam Scaturro
  • Emily Shryock
  • Katie Smith
  • Joe Snyder
  • Mason Symons
  • Paco Torres
  • Tim Vixay
  • Josh Wheeler

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