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The 2016/2017 Season is sponsored by:
Eagle Sportschairs / Fusion Medical / Melrose USA
 
The USQRA is looking for sponsors for the 2016/2017 Season. Contact vp2@quadrugby.com for information

Chicago Bears Wheelchair Rugby Continues to Make an Impact in the Midwest

Wheelchair Rugby is a sport that has attracted a lot of attention over the years, for its hard hits, its fast play and with its ability to spread its impact across the globe. Since its inception in the late 1970’s in Canada, Wheelchair Rugby has flourished beyond the Americas, and we have seen the creation of teams all over the world. The United States has become a leader in the world for helping expand the sport and facilitating the dissemination of talent, with its willingness to have players from other countries play on teams in the United States, within the United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA). As leaders in the world of Wheelchair Rugby, it is up to each team in the United States, to make sure that the public continues to be exposed to the sport of Wheelchair Rugby, and all the positives that come with it.

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February 26, 2016 — 3:01am

4th Annual Thunderfest-Quad Rugby Tournament

Mary Free Bed’s Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Department was proud, again this year, to host the Thunderfest Quad Rugby Tournament the second weekend of October. The tournament was held at MVP Fieldhouse in Grand Rapids Michigan. Teams in attendance were our Grand Rapids Thunder, the Great Lakes Clippers, Ohio Buckeye Blitz, Ohio Akron Rhinos, RIC Bears and the London Annihilators from Ontario. Supporting sponsors for the tournament were Fusion Medical, Amphenol Borisch Technologies, Awards Plus Engraving, Inc, Player donations, Great Lakes Physical Therapy, Michigan Personalized Home Care, Webb Chemical, Lakeshore Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge, INC, Rykes Bakery, Tim Hortons, Sam’s Club. Lunches were partially donated by Jimmy Johns and Pizza Hut along with home team contributions. Many local volunteers were needed to make sure this tournament was a success and my student Emily Aulerich did a great job as volunteer coordinator. Our team of officials, under the leadership of head official Kristin Little were Bob Lopez, Joe Bongiovanni, Jordan Luxembourger, Kerin Banfield. They did an amazing job of training the table volunteers and calling the games.

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February 25, 2016 — 2:04am

4th Annual Thunderfest-Quad Rugby Tournament

Mary Free Bed’s Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Department was proud, again this year, to host the Thunderfest Quad Rugby Tournament the second weekend of October. The tournament was held at MVP Fieldhouse in Grand Rapids Michigan. Teams in attendance were our Grand Rapids Thunder, the Great Lakes Clippers, Ohio Buckeye Blitz, Ohio Akron Rhinos, RIC Bears and the London Annihilators from Ontario. Supporting sponsors for the tournament were Fusion Medical, Amphenol Borisch Technologies, Awards Plus Engraving, Inc, Player donations, Great Lakes Physical Therapy, Michigan Personalized Home Care, Webb Chemical, Lakeshore Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge, INC, Rykes Bakery, Tim Hortons, Sam’s Club. Lunches were partially donated by Jimmy Johns and Pizza Hut along with home team contributions. Many local volunteers were needed to make sure this tournament was a success and my student Emily Aulerich did a great job as volunteer coordinator. Our team of officials, under the leadership of head official Kristin Little were Bob Lopez, Joe Bongiovanni, Jordan Luxembourger, Kerin Banfield. They did an amazing job of training the table volunteers and calling the games.

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February 25, 2016 — 2:04am

1st Annual Rhino Rumble

1st Annual Rhino Rumble Wheelchair Rugby Tournament The Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio (ASPO) hosted their 1st Annual Rhino Rumble Wheelchair Rugby Tournament in Kent, Ohio on January 9th and 10th, 2016. I need to thank Kent State University Recreation center for accommodating all the needs and providing the facility for the weekend. A big thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers who came out we couldn’t have done it without you. Joe Bonjiovanni served as the head referee, he did a great job getting referees to Kent and ran a smooth operation all weekend.

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February 24, 2016 — 2:09am

Seattle Slam in the News

February 23, 2016 — 2:08am

Baptized in Klister, by Madison Fisher (GLWRC)

September 26, 2015 I sat in a hotel room 222 miles away from my home with eight guys I didn’t know, at a sporting event that I have never heard of.

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February 17, 2016 — 8:00am

High Fives Wheelchair Rugby Team

In past seasons we have combined forces with another team because our numbers were so incredibly low. Unfortunately, that team was a 3 hour drive away. So this year we decided to stay home and form a new team. We started out with 3 low pointers and 1 high pointer.

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February 15, 2016 — 3:05am

Spinal Cord Injury Facts and Figures at a Glance

Statistics indicate that spinal cord injured patients are typically young adult males National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. Spinal Cord Injury Facts and Figures at a Glance: April 2009. Accessed November 2009 from www.uab.edu/NSCIS..

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February 15, 2016 — 2:00am

UA Wheelchair Rugby honors the past, looks to futureTUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona Wheelchair Rugby team said farewel

TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona Wheelchair Rugby team said farewell to a beloved coach and welcomed new beginnings in their 2015 – 2016 season.
After a seven year run, Bryan Barten stepped down as head coach and passed the reigns to nine-year player Brad McFadden and Assistant Coach Pete “Chief” Padilla.

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February 15, 2016 — 1:00am

Wheels hit the court for international tournament

Wheels hit the court for international tournament Brooks Rehabilitation host ninth annual tournament JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Brooks Rehabilitation is hosting the ninth annual, "Southern Slam Quad Rugby Tournament" this weekend. The tournament was once called “murderball,” but now it’s more tamely known as “quad rugby.” Quad rugby is a team sport for athletes who have a disability. As of Friday, 12 teams from all over the world, including Switzerland are in Jacksonville for the event.

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February 9, 2016 — 2:11am