The USQRA Wheelchair Rugby season went out with a bang on Saturday, April 22nd, as the host team, Ability 360 Heat, outlasted the Minnesota Steelheads to claim the Division I National Championship. Chuck Aoki and Minnesota kept it close throughout the final, but Ability 360 kept their composure and came out on top 55-51. The Heat won their third national title as the top seed on their home court, capping off an undefeated season in what was surely a special year in Phoenix. In Division II, the Lakeshore Demolition posted a 6-0 record on the way to the title, finishing with a comfortable 54-46 win over the Portland Pounders in the final. Ability 360 Heat player Jim Roberts took home Division I MVP in addition to the tournament win, while Division II finalist Jhon Mauricio Orozco Nunez brought an MVP award home to Portland.
First things first, let’s recap the results from last weekend’s events! In Blankenberge, Belgium, Team Great Britain won the 12th annual Easter Wheelchair Basketball tournament with a perfect 4-0 record! The […]
As spring rolls around, the snow starts to melt (hopefully!) and the birds start chirping again. But before the winter season wrapped up, Athletes Roll got a glimpse into one […]
Hello and welcome to the first Adaptive Sports Weekend Roundup! Each week we will outline the exciting adaptive sports events of the upcoming weekend with everything from power soccer to wheelchair rugby to The Paralympics! The following week we’ll recap with scores and results so stay posted!
The 2016 Rio Paralympic Games were an amazing event from a spectator’s view. It had everything fans had hoped for: milestones and records broken, breathtaking finishes, and surprises at every turn.
“Brandon is an adaptive CrossFit and martial arts competitor who has Cerebral Palsy, but that has not stopped him from facing his challenges and adventures head-on.”
The 2016 USA TAP Open highlights that “anyone with a physical disability can play tennis if they have the desire.”