On Thursday, April 25th from 2-6pm, Athletes Roll and SNHU Campus Recreation will be hosting a free Adaptive Sports Showcase at Southern New Hampshire University in the Stan Spirou Fieldhouse. This will be a perfect opportunity to try out several adaptive sports including Power Soccer, Wheelchair Basketball, Sled Hockey, Wheelchair Badminton, and Goalball. Over 20 […]
Throughout 2017, Athletes Roll was lucky enough to be able to cover several local, national, and world adaptive sports championships in person while following along and sharing other events from afar. We started our journey in Power Soccer a few years ago so we watched quite a bit in 2017, first traveling to Indianapolis, IN […]
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.