The 2019 ParaPan-Am Games will be held in Lima, Peru from August 23rd to September 1st and will be the biggest ever! It will feature over 1800 athletes from 33 countries. Events will be held in 17 sports: athletics, badminton, boccia, cycling, blind and paralympic football (soccer), goalball, judo, powerlifting, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table […]
The Northeast’s first Quad Rugby tournament of the fall was a huge success! The event, hosted by Northeast Passage and featuring two Northeast Passage Wildcats squads, the New York Warriors, Montreal Quad Rugby, and the Québec Félins, took place on October 21st and 22nd. Each team played the other four in a round-robin format between […]
On Sunday, four finals were contested in Wheelchair Tennis at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup, held in Alghero, Italy. We start in the Quad division, where Great Britain took on Israel. After the teams split the two singles matches, Great Britain’s Antony Cotterill and Andy Lapthorne won the gold for their country in doubles, […]
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 squad clinched the title in their final game with a comfortable 15 point win over Spain, as Phil Pratt was named to the tournament all-star […]