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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.

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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USA Wheelchair Rugby Wins Gold at Americas Championship & Secures Spot at World’s By Doug Coil The USA Wheelchair Rugby team went undefeated in the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation Americas Championship to qualify for the IWRF 2018 World Championship August 4-10 at the Sydney Olympic Park Complex in Sydney, Australia. In the Gold medal game, the United States beat Canada 54-43. In addition to Canada earning silver, they will qualified for the World’s in Sydney. In the bronze medal match, Brazil beat Colombia 48-42. Seven teams competed in the Americas Championship Wheelchair Rugby Paraguay 2017 with the teams final standing…

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September 3, 2017 IWRF 2017 Americas Championship Schedule & Squads Photo: International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) Doug Coil The IWRF Americas Championship will be held at Parque Olimpico in Asunción, Paraguay from September 3-9, 2017. Teams that finish first and second will qualify for the IWRF 2018 World Championship August 4-10 at the Sydney Olympic Park Complex in Sydney, Australia. The seven teams competing in the Americas Championship are Argentina (20), Brazil (19), Canada (4), Chile (24), Colombia (18), United States (2) and host nation Paraguay (unranked). The top four teams following the round-robin will qualify for the semi-final elimination…

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USA Wheelchair Rugby Squad: Americas Championship USA Wheelchair Rugby Release: Jen Remick on July 28, 2017  USA Wheelchair Rugby is pleased to announce the roster for the Americas Championship set for September 3-10 in Asunción, Paraguay.  The zonal competition will be the only opportunity for the top two finishers to earn an automatic qualification to World Championships in 2018.  “This team represents the beginning of a journey towards Tokyo 2020, ” said USA head coach James Gumbert.  “Our roster showcases youth as well as seasoned leaders, we expect the America Zone to be very competitive.” A complete schedule for the 2017 competition and…

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USA Wheelchair Rugby Development Camp USAWR Release: Many Goff USA Wheelchair Rugby will be hosting another development camp this fall, September 7-10, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. While we have received a list of names from the USQRA, we would also like to open it up and accept individual athlete submissions. If you have the desire, commitment, and goal to get to the next level you should consider submitting a letter of interest and the attached athlete profile. In addition, the committee would need to see a least one quarter of video from a game during the last USQRA season. The…

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May 18, 2017 USA Wheelchair Rugby Squad for Japan Para Wheelchair Rugby Championship Photo: Mandy Goff Doug Coil The USA Wheelchair Rugby team earned a silver medal at the 2017 Tri Nations Wheelchair Rugby Invitational May 10-13 at the Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama. The team has traveled to Japan for the Japan Para Wheelchair Rugby Championship May 25th-28th.  These tournaments are necessary for the team to prepare for the Americas Zonals in Paraguay September 3-10, which is a qualifier for the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation World’s. More information about the Japan Para Wheelchair Rugby Championship should be posted soon…

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May 13, 2017 USA Second to Japan at Tri Nations Wheelchair Rugby Invitational Photo: Mandy Goff, Lakeshore Foundation Doug Coil Earlier today the USA beat Canada 53-33 and advanced to the 2017 Tri Nations Invitational Championship match against Japan. Both the USA and Japan met three time in round robin play with the USA winning the first game by three points, while losing the next two by one point.Another close match was expected in the Championship and it didn’t disappoint as Japan emerged with a 55-54 win to claim the title. The Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama was the 2017…

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