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 […]