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USA Wheelchair Rugby participates in International Wheelchair Rugby Federation events & the Paralympics. Their National Governing body is the Lakeshore Foundation, overseen by the US Olympic Committee.

The World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge was held from October 16-20, in Tokyo, Japan at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. The USA emerged with the Gold medal with a 59-51 win over Australia. Japan won the Bronze 54-49 over Great Britain. National teams representing eight nations, including host country Japan, competed against Australia, the United States, Great Britain, Canada, France, New Zealand, and Brazil. All teams were ranked among the top 10 nations in the world. This was the second time the World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge has been held, the first time was in London in 2015. It is anticipated that France…

The USA Wheelchair Rugby will attend the World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge, October 16-20 in Tokyo Japan. The team won the IWRF 2019 Wheelchair Rugby Americas Championship at the 2019 Parapan American Olympic Games in Lima, Peru in August. That qualified them for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. The World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge tournament is held every four years and in 2019 the event is being contested in conjunction with the Rugby World Cup which runs September 20th – November 2nd. James Gumbert, Head Coach of the USA Wheelchair Rugby Team, named a 12 player squad for the WWRC. He commented about…

The IWRF 2019 Wheelchair Rugby Americas Championship was held August 23-27 in Lima, Peru as part of the Lima 2019 Para Pan American Games. This tournament featured six counties, the USA, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, and Chile, with the top finisher qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. The remaining team’s performance may result in an invitation to the last Tokyo 2020 qualifying tournament to be held early next year. All game results are listed below and game statistics are available on the event website at www.lima2019.pe. In Pool play, the USA finished with a 5-0 record, with Canada second at…

International Wheelchair Rugby Federation Release The IWRF 2019 Wheelchair Rugby Americas Championship will take place August 23-27 in Lima, Peru as part of the Lima 2019 Para Pan American Games. This tournament will feature six counties with only the top finisher qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Not only is there a lot of pressure to finish first, the remaining teams will be battling it out in hopes of a strong result in order to be invited to the last Tokyo 2020 qualifying tournament to be held early next year. The participating nations for the 2019 Americas Championship (listed according…

The Four Nations Wheelchair Rugby Invitational was held on May 22-25, 2019 in Birmingham, Alabama at the Lakeshore Foundation. Four of the top five teams in the world battled for the championship with Great Britain claiming Gold 49-47 over USA.  In the Bronze Medal match, Japan defeated Australia 54-53. The tournament was extremely close with all four teams going 3-3 during the first three days. “The USA has consistently finished on the podium in the world and Paralympic competition since the inception of wheelchair rugby. But the USA does not just want to be on the podium. They want to be…

The Four Nations Wheelchair Rugby Invitational will be held on May 22-25, 2019 in Birmingham, Alabama at the Lakeshore Foundation. Four of the top five teams in the world will battle for the championship. “The USA has consistently finished on the podium in the world and Paralympic competition since the inception of wheelchair rugby. But the USA does not just want to be on the podium. They want to be on top. Four Nations will be a good test for the 2020 U.S. Paralympic team hopefuls. Australia enters competition ranked #1 in the world. But after a surprise title-match loss to Japan at…

USA Wheelchair Rugby Release by Jen Remick USA Wheelchair Rugby is pleased to announce the 16 athletes that have been named to the 2019 USAWR Training Squad. The sixteen, selected from 37 who attended the four day tryout camp, will have a busy 2019 with six camps and three international competitions. “This team will have a lot of opportunity coming up in 2019,” said Head Coach James Gumbert. This will set the table for how we spend the next 18-19 months as we look toward Tokyo.” After a training camp in April, the team will next come together for the Four Nations Invitational May…

2018 GIO Wheelchair Rugby World Championship The 2018 GIO Wheelchair Rugby World Championship was won by Japan with a 62-61 victory over previously undefeated Australia. The USA claimed the bronze medal with a 47-36 win over Great Britain. The tournament was held in Sydney, Australia from August 5-10, 2018. After Pool play, Australia and the United States, the top two teams in the world, went 5-0 in winning their respective pools with Japan and Great Britain in second. In the semifinals, 4th ranked Japan defeated the USA 51-46 to advance to the Gold medal match against Australia, who edged Great…

Gio 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship The Gio 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship is being held August 5-10 at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia. Twelve international teams will vie for the title. Teams include Australia, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, and the United States. Rosters have been finalized. For the full schedule and for tickets, click on the links. Follow the matches on the Gio 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship Facebook page. At Sydney Olympic Park, the IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship will be held in the Quaycentre (Competition…

Canada Cup 2018 The USA Wheelchair Rugby won the 2018 Canada Cup for the sixth time beating Japan in the Gold Medal match 56-53. Australia won the Bronze beating host Canada 63-56, while 5th place went to Denmark with a 57-53 win over Sweden. This tournament is the last tournament prior to the GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship August 5-10 at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia. The Americans were the defending Canada Cup champions and brought an experienced team to the 2018 Canada Cup. Nine of their twelve team members had Paralympic experience and were led by…

USA Wheelchair Rugby Release : Jen Remick May 21, 2018 – USA Wheelchair Rugby is pleased to announce the roster for the GIO International Wheelchair Rugby World Championship August 5-10 in Sydney, Australia. The Americans will face Colombia in their opening match of the competition, a full schedule for the event can be found here. The U.S. comes into this World Championship as the number two team in the world behind host country Australia. The winner at the GIO World Championship not only takes home top honors but also secures their spot at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The GIO World Championship will be…

USA Wheelchair Rugby, Canada Cup, & GIO World Championships USA Wheelchair Rugby has selected the team that will represent the United States at the 2018 Canada Cup June 14-17th in Richmond, BC. This will be the team’s last international competition prior to the GIO IWRF World Championships in August. “Team Canada will host international rivals including defending Paralympic and world champions Australia, five-time Canada Cup champion and reigning Paralympic silver medalists the United States of America and 2016 Paralympic bronze medalist Japan. Rounding out the field are European powers Sweden and Denmark.” The Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament has…

USAWR QUAD NATIONS SQUAD USA Wheelchair Rugby Release by Jen Remick on February 7, 2018 “USA Wheelchair Rugby is pleased to announce the squad that will compete at the 2018 Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations event March 9-11 hosted in Leicester England. The U.S. joins Great Britain, Japan and Australia for the 3-day event. The first ever Quad Nations is set to be live streamed, details to be shared soon. Amongst the scheduled games is a highly anticipated rematch of the gold medal game from Rio with the U.S. facing Paralympic champion Australia on the 10th. The USA opens up against…

USA Wheelchair Rugby Announces 2018 Training Squad USA Wheelchair Rugby held their 2018 Training Camp January 3-7 at the Lakeshore Foundation U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site in Birmingham, AL. Sixteen athletes were selected to train and compete throughout 2018. They include eight Paralympians Butler, Cohn, Fredette, Scaturro, Delagrave, Melton, Wheeler, and Aoki. Previous national team athletes include Pabon, Jackson, Kennedy, Chun, Daily, and Deller. Milstead and Torres will make their national team debut. Head Coach James Gumbert said “The athletes who were at camp this week had our selection committee working overtime.  Their efforts, sacrifices, and drive displayed some of the…

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