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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.

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 Josh Brewer and James Adams have voluntary withdrawn from the team at this time, both for personal reasons.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,…

December 5, 2016 USA Wheelchair Rugby 2017 National Team Selection Camp USA Wheelchair Rugby Release: Mandy Goff, December 5, 2016 Only 11 weeks have passed since the closing of the Rio Paralympic Games and it is already time to begin thinking about the future of the USAWR program. This year will play host to the Americas Championships, a direct qualifyer for the 2018 IWRF World Championships held in Sydney. USAWR is excited to announce that the following athletes have received an invitation to attend the upcoming Selection Camp, 4-8 January, 2017 held at Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama.  Official Selection…

September 18, 2016 USA Wheelchair Rugby Edged by Australia in Double Overtime, Earns Silver at Paralympics; Japan Gets Bronze Photo: Team USA/USA Wheelchair Rugby Doug Coil Team USA and Canada renewed their rivalry in the first Wheelchair Rugby semi-final at the Paralympic Games with the USA winning 60-55. The USA are undefeated in the Paralympics and are ranked first in the world. They play second ranked Australia for the Gold Medal, who beat Japan in the other semi-final 63-57. Australia is also undefeated at the Paralympics. Bronze Medal In the Bronze Medal game, Japan took a 17-13 lead over Canada.…

September 17, 2016 USA Wheelchair Rugby beat Canada & Play For Gold Photo: Team USA/USA Wheelchair Rugby Doug Coil Team USA and Canada renewed their rivalry in the first Wheelchair Rugby semi-final at the Paralympic Games. The USA entered the match undefeated in winning Pool B and ranked first in the world. Canada suffered an overtime loss to Australia in the final pool A game and enter the match ranked fourth in the world. Chuck Aoki scored the first goal of the game and had 33 more, as the USA Wheelchair Rugby team beat Canada 60-55 in the first semi-final…

September 17, 2016 USA Wheelchair Rugby Edges Japan in Extra Time to Win Pool Photo: Team USA/USA Wheelchair Rugby Doug Coil Team USA and Japan each entered the final pool match undefeated at the Paralympic Games in Rio. The USA was ranked number one in the world while Japan was number three. The USA had wins against France 51-42 and against Sweden 54-44. Japan entered the match with a 50-42 win over Sweden and then beat France 57-52. The U.S. emerged with a 57-56 overtime victory and move on to the semi-finals against Canada , who lost in overtime to…

September 15, 2016 USA Defeats Sweden in Wheelchair Rugby at Paralympics Photo: Team USA/USA Wheelchair Rugby Doug Coil The USA opened the Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby competition yesterday in Rio De Janerio, Brazil. Their pool consists of International Wheelchair Rugby Federation’s 7th ranked France, 6th ranked Sweden and 3rd ranked Japan. After winning the Canada Cup, the USA entered the Paralympics ranked as the number one team in the world. The USA began pool play on September 14th with a 51-42 win against France and followed it up today with a 54-44 win over Sweden. Tomorrow will feature a match against…

September 14, 2016 USA Wheelchair Rugby Opens With Win Over France at Paralympic Games Photo: Team USA/ USA Wheelchair Rugby Doug Coil The Wheelchair Rugby competition at the 2016 Paralympic Games began today, Wednesday, at Rio De Janerio, Brazil. Team USA was in Pool B along with France, Sweden and Japan. In their first pool match, the U.S. won 51-42. Chuck Aoki scored the first four goals of the match and finished as the USA leading scorer with 16 goals. Both Josh Brewer and Kory Puderbaugh entered the game in the second period and scored 9 and 8 goals respectively. France…