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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.

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…

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…

May 12, 2017 Time Runs Out on USA – Japan Edges at Tri Nations Wheelchair Rugby on Day 3 Photo: Mandy Goff, Lakeshore Foundation Doug Coil There is still one more opportunity on Saturday to see the Finals of the Tri Nations Wheelchair Rugby Invitational as the USA faces Canada at 2pm CT. The winner will then play Japan at 5pm CT for the championship. The Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama has hosted the 2017 Tri Nations Invitational May 10-13, with the USA, Canada and Japan participating. The teams entered the invitational ranked by the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF)…

May 11, 2017 USA Beats Canada & Edged by Japan in Tri Nations Wheelchair Rugby Photo: Lakeshore Foundation Doug Coil The Lakeshore Foundation in  Birmingham, Alabama hosted the 2017 Tri Nations Wheelchair Rugby Invitational on May 10-13 with the USA, Canada and Japan participating. The teams are ranked by the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) 2, 4 and 3, respectively. Games were streamed on the Lakeshore Foundation Facebook page. In years where the Paralympics or World’s are not being held, there are fewer competitions. This tournament provides a competition prior to teams going to Tokyo  for the Japan Para Wheelchair…

May 10, 2017 USA Wheelchair Rugby 2-0 to Open Tri Nations Wheelchair Rugby Invitational at Lakeshore Foundation Photo: USA Wheelchair Rugby / Lakeshore Foundation Doug Coil The Lakeshore Foundation in  Birmingham, Alabama hosted the 2017 Tri Nations Wheelchair Rugby Invitational on May 10-13 with the USA, Canada and Japan participating. The teams are ranked by the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) 2, 4 and 3, respectively. Games were streamed on the Lakeshore Foundation Facebook page. In years where the Paralympics or World’s are not being held, there are fewer competitions. This tournament provides a competition prior to teams going to…

May 8, 2017 USA, Canada & Japan to Play in 2017 Tri Nations Wheelchair Rugby Invitational Photo: Lakeshore Foundation Doug Coil The Lakeshore Foundation, 4000 Ridgeway Drive, Birmingham, AL, is hosting the 2017 Tri Nations Wheelchair Rugby Invitational on May 10-13 with the USA, Canada and Japan participating. The teams are ranked 2, 4 and 3, respectively. In years where the Paralympics or World’s are not being held, there are fewer competitions. This tournament provides a competition prior to teams going to Tokyo and then for the USA and Canada, going to the Americas Tournament in Paraguay later this Summer…

April 22, 2017 360 Heat & Lakeshore Demolition Win USA Quad Rugby National Championship Photo: Ability 360 Doug Coil The 2017 Wheelchair Rugby National Championship was held in the Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center April 20-22 in Phoenix, Arizona. The top 16 Wheelchair Rugby teams competed for the D1 and D2 USA Quad Wheelchair Rugby National Championship. In the D1 Championship, the 360 Heat edged Minneapolis, while in the D2 Championship Lakeshore beat Portland 54-46. Photos: Ability 360 (Above Minneapolis v 360 Heat & Lakeshore Demolition) D1 Pools A: #1 360 Heat, #3 MedStar Punishers, #6 U of A Wildcats,…

April 17, 2017 USA Wheelchair Rugby Changes to Training Roster USA Wheelchair Rugby: Jen Remick, April 17, 2017 USA Wheelchair Rugby is announcing changes to the training squad roster as per the selection procedures outlined here in section 3.0. Josh Brewer and James Adams have voluntary withdrawn from the team at this time, both for personal reasons. The Selection Committee met and voted to nominate Rob Deller (Atlanta, GA) and Josh O’Neill (Jacksonville, FL) from the athlete pool, Section 4.0, and both have accepted a spot on the training team roster. Deller and O’Neill will attend their first training camp…

April 1, 2017 2017 IWRF Americas Championship Host Announced Mandy Goff on March 31, 2017 Hosts selected for 2017 IWRF Americas and Asia-Oceania Championships Three nations will qualify for the 2018 World Championship The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) has announced the hosts for the 2017 Americas and Asia-Oceania Championships. The 2017 IWRF Asia-Oceania Championship will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, from August 24 to September 1, 2017. This is the first time the event has been hosted in Auckland; New Zealand has hosted previous Zone Championships in Christchurch in 2001 and 2009, as well as hosting the…

March 22, 2017 USA Wheelchair Rugby Names Sharon Moskovitz Strength & Conditioning Coordinator  USAWR Release: Mandy Goff, March 22, 2017 USA Wheelchair Rugby (USAWR) recently posted an opening for a new Strength and Conditioning Coordinator and interviewed several qualified candidates. We were pleased to see the interest in our program and specifically this position. This role will play an integral part in our continued effort to perform at peak levels over the next four years and we are excited to welcome Sharon Moskowitz to the USAWR family. Originally a Philadelphia native, living in Illinois and soon-to-be relocating to Denver, Colorado, Sharon…

March 7, 2017 USA Wheelchair Rugby: Paralympic Rugby at Its Finest   Photo: USA Wheelchair Rugby 2017 National Training Squad Doug Coil There are number of variations in rugby. Although the standard game is rugby 15s, rugby 10s and rugby 7s are also played. The latter, was played at the Olympics in 2016. There are other variations in the sport, such as, mini rugby, American flag rugby, tag rugby, touch rugby and beach rugby. Even American football is an adaptation of rugby. Wheelchair rugby represents a rugby adaptation for those with certain disabilities. Even variations of wheelchair rugby exist, such…

January 8, 2017 USA Wheelchair Rugby 2017 National Team Training Squad Doug Coil The USA Wheelchair Rugby 2017 National Team Selection Camp was held January 4-8, 2017 at Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama. Twenty six athletes were invited to compete for the sixteen person squad which will train and compete in events leading up to the 2017 Americas Championship in late summer. The top two teams in the Americas Championship will earn an automatic qualification to the World Championships in 2018. Upon the conclusion of the camp, congratulations is in order for the following sixteen athletes that were selected to…

January 6, 2017 Gumbert & Tucker Return to Coach USA Wheelchair Rugby in 2017 Photo: USA Wheelchair Rugby of James Gumbert Doug Coil This article is based on a USA Wheelchair Rugby article by Jen Remick on January 3, 2017. Lakeshore Foundation, the High Performance Management Organization (HPMO) for USA Wheelchair Rugby has announced that James Gumbert (Cedar Park, TX) will return as the Head Coach for the program in 2017.  Gumbert is in his 11th year as the head coach and will be joined by Sue Tucker (St. Louis, MO) who is returning for her 5th year with the…

December 21, 2016 USA Wheelchair Rugby 2017 National Team Selection Camp Doug Coil The USA Wheelchair Rugby 2017 National Team Selection Camp will be held January 4-8, 2017 at Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama. Twenty six athletes have been invited to compete for the sixteen person squad which will train and compete in events leading up to the 2017 Americas Championship in late summer. The top two teams in the Americas Championship will earn an automatic qualification to the World Championships in 2018. At the Paralympics in Rio in September, the USA finished with a Silver Medal. As a result,…