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United States national wheelchair rugby team

The USA players at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing.
2013 Wheelchair Rugby Tri-Nation series - Australia v United States in Sydney.

The United States national wheelchair rugby team represents the United States in international wheelchair rugby. The USA is the most successful team in international competition, winning medals in all three Paralympic tournaments it has entered, coming away with two golds.[1]

2000 Paralympics (Sydney)

2004 Paralympics (Athens)

A 2005 Academy-award nominated documentary film called Murderball, centers on the rivalry between the Canadian and U.S. teams leading up to the 2004 Paralympic Games. It was directed by Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro, and produced by Jeffrey Mandel and Shapiro.

2008 Paralympics (Beijing)

2012 Paralympics (London)

The USA has clinched a berth in the 2012 Paralympics in London by virtue of its World Championship in Vancouver.[2][3]

Roster

(Roster for the 2011 IWRF Americas Championship)[4][5][6][7][8][9]

# Class Name Year Born Team
0.5 Travis Anderson Tucson Pterodactyls
5 3.0 Chuck Aoki 1991 Tucson Pterodactyls
0.5 Clayton Braun St. Louis Rugby Rams
11 2.0 Andy Cohn 1978 Sharp Edge
12 1.5 Chad Cohn Tucson Pterodactyls
14 2.0 Joe Delagrave Phoenix Heat
10 2.0 Will Groulx 1974 Portland Pounders
13 2.0 Derrick Helton Tucson Pterodactyls
8 1.0 Scott Hogsett 1972 Phoenix Heat
2 2.0 Seth McBride 1983 Portland Pounders
3.0 Delvin McMillan Lakeshore Demolition
3.0 Jeff Odom Texas Stampede
7 0.5 Jason Reiger 1975 Denver Harlequins
4 1.5 Adam Scaturo Denver Harlequins
9 2.0 Nick Springer 1985 Phoenix Heat
2.5 Josh Wheeler Utah Scorpions

Competitive record

Past Rosters

  • 2008 Paralympic Games: finished 1st among 8 teams

Jason Regier, Scott Hogsett, Norm Lyduch, Andy Cohn, Will Groulx, Bryan Kirkland, Seth McBride, Nick Springer, Chance Sumner, Mark Zupan, Joel Wilmoth, (Coach: James Gumbert, Assistant Coaches: Ed Suhr)

  • 2010 World Championship: finished 1st among 12 teams

Chuck Aoki, Andy Cohn, Chad Cohn, Will Groulx, Derrick Helton, Scott Hogsett, Joe Delagrave, Seth McBride, Jason Regier, Adam Scaturro, Nick Springer, Chance Sumner, (Coach: James Gumbert)

References

  1. ^ Athlete Search Results - USA - Wheelchair Rugby, The historical results database at the Official website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  2. ^ Qualification Criteria - WR, International Paralympic Committee, 2010
  3. ^ 2010 WWRC, Official website of the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships - Vancouver, Canada
  4. ^ US National Team at USQRA
  5. ^ Athletes Wheelchair Rugby, USA Paralympics
  6. ^ Meet the US National Team, United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA)
  7. ^ Participants - United States, Official site of the 2010 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships
  8. ^ 2006Team, United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA)
  9. ^ Regional Teams - 2010, United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA)

External links

  • US National Team at USQRA
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