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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.

September 11, 2016 Wheelchair Rugby Begins September 14th at the Paralympics in Rio Photo: World Rugby Doug Coil World Rugby published this week an earlier release by the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation concerning Wheelchair Rugby at the Paralympics in Rio. With the beginning of this event on Wednesday September 14, 2016, I am calling attention to this event, as well as an article that I published a week ago on the USA Wheelchair Rugby team that enters the competition as the number one ranked team by IWRF. International Wheelchair Rugby Federation Release: July 22, 2016 Rio 2016 Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby…

September 6, 2016 USA Wheelchair Rugby Seeking Gold at Paralympic Games Photo: USA Wheelchair Rugby Doug Coil The Paralympic Games begins tomorrow in Rio. The USA Wheelchair Rugby enter the competition ranked number one in the world in the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation rankings. The USA however, does not begin play until Wednesday September 14th. For the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, both the NBC broadcast schedule and online streaming schedule have been released. The USA schedule of games can be found below. Sep 14- USAvFrance – 12:45pm Sep 15- USAvSweden – 10:30am Sep 16- USAvJapan- 4:00pm Sep 17- 1st Semi-final-…

July 24, 2016 USA Wheelchair Rugby Selects Squad for Rio Paralympics Photo: USA Wheelchair Rugby Doug Coil USA Wheelchair Rugby has selected the 12 athletes that to represent the United States in the Rio Paralympics. The USA team will enter the Rio Paralympics as the number one team in the world. The USA rugby community supports this team and both the USA Rugby Men’s and Women’s Eagles 7s were found at training sessions at the Olympic Training Center at Chula Vista, California. Congratulations Athletes Chuck Aoki    Minneapolis, MN Jeff Butler      Austin, TX Josh Brewer   Battle Ground, WA…

July 22, 2016 Wheelchair Rugby Schedule For Rio 2016 Paralympics Doug Coil International Wheelchair Rugby Federation Release The IWRF, in partnership with the Rio 2016 Organising Committee are pleased to announce the final schedule for wheelchair rugby.  After consultation with the Olympic Broadcast Service, the schedule was developed to maximize national broadcaster’s interest in televising our sport.  This is always against the need to ensure that team’s performance is not adversely affected. Richard Allcroft, IWRF Technical Delegate for the Rio 2016 Paralympics said “we have spent several years working towards this point and it’s exciting to think that the sport…

June 28, 2016 USA returns to top of wheelchair rugby rankings Photo: Manto Artworks Photography of USA captains Chuck Aoki and Eric Newby International Paralympic Committee Press Release: by Beau Greenway “The USA has returned to the top of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) world rankings after an undefeated run at the 2016 Canada Cup at Richmond Olympic Oval, British Colombia, Canada, from June 23-26. With less than three months until Rio 2016, the former world No.1’s made a statement to the rest of the wheelchair rugby world, winning all six of their games. Five of them were against…

June 23, 2016 Top Wheelchair Rugby Teams Meet in Canada Cup Photo: USA Wheelchair Rugby Doug Coil Information for this article was selected from the Paralympics, International Wheelchair Rugby Federation and the International Wheelchair Rugby Canada Cup 2016. The Canada Cup 2016 will be the last tournament prior to September’s Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The tournament will feature the world’s top six ranked nations, along with European wildcard. It begins today, June 23 and ends Sunday June 26 at Richmond Olympic Oval, British Colombia, Canada. Canada, USA, Japan, Australia, Great Britain, Sweden, and Switzerland ill meet in this tournament. Instead…

June 3, 2016 Draw For Rio 2016 Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby International Wheelchair Rugby Federation Release The draw for the Wheelchair Rugby competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games was conducted on June 2, 2016, in Sheffield, United Kingdom, under the supervision of the IWRF Competitions Committee. The eight qualified teams were drawn into two pools for the Rio competition. The draw was done in pairs, with the pairs seeded based on the current IWRF World Ranking list. One team from each pair was drawn into each pool. The host country for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Brazil, was given their choice…

May 29, 2016 Draw for Rio Paralympic Games Wheelchair Rugby will be on June 2 International Wheelchair Rugby federation Press Release: May 29, 2016 The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation will conduct the draw for the Wheelchair Rugby competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on June 2, 2016. The draw will take place in Sheffield, United Kingdom, under the supervision of the IWRF Competitions Committee. The eight qualified teams will be drawn into two pools for the Rio competition. The draw will be done in pairs, with the pairs seeded based on the current IWRF World Ranking list. One team…

May 2, 2016 USA Wheelchair Rugby Rio Training Squad: Japan Para Championships Next Photo: USA Wheelchair Rugby Doug Coil The article is based on USA Wheelchair Rugby article by Mandy Goff, May 1, 2016 with information on the Japan Para Championships added. The USA Wheelchair Rugby team qualified for 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio last week with a gold medal win in Paris. Upon returning a team selection camp was held at the Lakeshore Foundation to choose the 2016 Paralympic Training Squad for Rio. The camp lasted four day and 35 athletes participated. Upon the conclusion of camp, 16 athletes…

April 21, 2016 USA Wheelchair Rugby Qualifies For Paralympics -Wins Gold in Paris Photo: USA Wheelchair Rugby Doug Coil The USA Wheelchair Rugby team came to Paris for the 2016 IWRF Paralympic Qualifier Tournament April 18-21, 2016 and won Gold going undefeated in winning all seven games. The USA team beat France in the Gold Medal game 54-45. France also qualified by making the Final. The USA will join hosts Brazil, as well as Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Sweden, Japan and France at the Paralympics in Rio. The Wheelchair Rugby events are being held September 14-18, 2016. Currently the USA…

April 14, 2016 USA Wheelchair Rugby Seeks Qualification for Paralympics in Rio Photo: USA Wheelchair Rugby Doug Coil The USA Wheelchair Rugby team travels to Paris, France for the IWRF Rio Qualification Tournament.  The top 2 teams advance to Paralympics in Rio held September 4-18, 2016. The teams ranked currently by the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation include #2 USA, #7 Denmark, host #8 France, #9 Germany, #10 New Zealand, and #12 Finland.They play each other prior to the knockout finals. Game Schedule April 18 France – Finland USA Germany New Zealand Denmark Germany Finland France Denmark USA New Zealand April…

March 25, 2016 USA & Sweden Wheelchair Rugby Meet Prior to IWRF Rio Qualifier Photo: USA Wheelchair Rugby Doug Coil The USA Wheelchair Rugby team met Sweden in a six game series March 22-25 in Birmingham, Alabama. The Series was hosted by the Lakeshore Foundation. The USA us currently second in the world, ehile Sweden is ranked sixth. The series provides an opportunity to hone their skills prior to departing for Paris, France to participate in the IWRF Rio Qualification Tournament. The USA will enter the tournament April 16-22 as favorites to win and earn a spot at the Paralympic…

October 16, 2015 USA Wheelchair Rugby Wins the Silver Medal at the BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge Photos: BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge USA & Canada Doug Coil BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge Gold Medal Match The USA matches against Canada have been evenly matched. The first Pool match of the tournament was won by Canada. The USA is ranked 3rd in the World, while Canada is 2nd. In Pool play Canada had a 3-0 record to USA’s 2-1. One point separated the teams. The teams then advanced to the crossovers win Canada beating 4th ranked Japan 60-50 and the…

August 14, 2015 USA Wheelchair Rugby Wins Parapan Am Silver Doug Coil August 14, 2015 Tonight’s medal round was an historic event, as the wheelchair rugby was included in the Parapan Am Games for the first time. In the Bronze Medal game, Colombia upset Brazil 50-48. This is the first time Colombia has beaten Brazil in international competition, as well as their first medal. A dominant performance by Colombia’s Orosco with 33 goals, fueled the win. In the Gold Medal game, the victory went to the Canada 57-54 over the United States. With the win Canada qualified for the Paralympics…