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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.

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…

August 14, 2015 U.S. Wheelchair Team Going For Gold The night we have been waiting for has arrived, as the United States and Canada will play for the first ever wheelchair rugby Gold Medal at the Parapan Am Games. At stake for the winner, is qualification for the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. Just two days ago, the Pool game between USA and Canada went into double overtime before the USA won 60-59. A large crowd is expected to watch another thriller. Others will view the match stream at 9pm ET by paralympics.org/live-sport Paralympic Qualification Process…

August 13, 2015 USA Wheelchair Rugby Beats Colombia, Plays For Gold vs. Canada By Doug Coil Today the Parapan Am Games saw Argentina beating Chile in a 5th Place Wheelchair rugby match 56-24. In an earlier Semi-final, Canada won 62-38 against Brazil and now plays the United States for the Gold tomorrow at 8pm ET to be streamed on www.paralympics.org/live-sport In the other Semi-final, the United States dispelled Colombia 65-28 to set up a rematch with Canada, who they beat in double overtime 60-59 yesterday in an epic battle. The winner of the Gold Medal match qualifies for the Paralympics.…

August 13, 2015 USA Wheelchair Rugby Wins In Double Overtime Against Canada Photo Lauren Worthington – US Paralympics The USA Wheelchair Rugby Eagles, currently ranked 3rd in the World, completed Pool play at the Parapan Am Games in Toronto, undefeated after a double overtime win against previously undefeated Canada, ranked 2nd in the World. These two wheelchair rugby powers are expected to contest for the gold medal Saturday. Their meeting last night in pool play proved to be an epic battle between wheelchair rugby heavyweights. At halftime Canada enjoyed a slim 27-24 lead. The match proved to be a seesaw…