News & Events


The USQRA is looking for sponsors for the 2017-2018 Season

Please contact the 2nd Vice-President for information about becoming a sponsor


Stampede Win With Team Effort


The Texas Stampede led behind Belgium import Raf Hendrix returned to Houston for the 2nd time in as many months to compete against the TIRR (Houston) Texans.
Game 1 saw a gritty Stampede line of Hendrix, Shryock, Groff and Garcia jump out to a 5 point lead in the first quarter. "It was our first time to play together in competition", said coach James Gumbert "we were really trying to focus on just getting players in the right spots". It did not take long for everyone to do that as subs of Brown and Butler expanded the lead to 8 in the 2nd.


November 11, 2013 — 12:28pm

2013/14 Team Force is announced

The United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA) is pleased to announce that the 2013-2015 Team Force has been named.  All who participated in the tryouts competed at a very high level, giving it everything they had, making the final selections extremely difficult.  Thirty one players from all over the country came to Lakeshore Foundation, home of USA Wheelchair Rugby, for a three day tryout. 


November 6, 2013 — 1:00pm

Team USA Staff Positions available

We currently have two staff openings with the USA Wheelchair Rugby team, Equipment Manager and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Please email Mandy Goff at, with a copy of your resume and cover letter, deadline to submit is Monday, November 18, 2013.


November 6, 2013 — 1:00pm

2014 USA Wheelchair Rugby Selection Camp Announcement

The following list of athletes have received a formal invitation, sent via email, to attend the 2014 Selection Camp in Birmingham, AL.  The dates for camp are December 5-8, 2014


November 6, 2013 — 1:00pm

Team Force Assistant Coach Announcement

The USQRA is pleased to announce that Mr. Chris Cook has been named as the assistant coach for Team Force. Chris has years of experience both playing and coaching rugby. He is currently the head coach of the Las Vegas Renegades and has been a member of Team USA ranging from 1993-1996


October 11, 2013 — 8:25am

Parasport Study

Email Jesse if you are interested in participating:

My name is Jessie Stapleton, and I am a Ph.D. student at McMaster University.  I am currently conducting a study to explore factors that influence level of sport participation (e.g., club, provincial/state, national) among athletes with a physical disability that causes a mobility impairment.  I am inviting parasport athletes with physical disabilities to participate in an online survey. 


October 7, 2013 — 9:55am

Team Force - Player and Staff Announcement

The USQRA is pleased to announce the players and staff who have been invited to attend the Team Force tryouts October 23-26, 2013 at the Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, AL. Coach Ceruti and the rest of the selection committee are very pleased with the amount of talent coming in for this year’s tryout and look forward to selecting the best team possible. The team that will be selected will be the team for the remainder of the 2013 season, as well as the 2014 and 2015 seasons.


September 7, 2013 — 1:00pm

International Wheelchair Rugby Federation to Establish Athletes Council

 International Wheelchair Rugby Federation to Establish Athletes Council

Goal of IWRF Strategic Plan is to ensure effective athlete representation at all levels of organization
Delta, British Columbia, Canada – In an effort to ensure effective athlete representation at all levels, the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) has announced that it will establish an Athletes Council in 2013. The Council will be made up of current and former international wheelchair rugby athletes from all three zones, and will provide a forum for communication and consultation among athletes and the IWRF Board and its Standing Committees.
Ross Morrison, IWRF Athlete Representative and Board member initiated the drive for the council in order to get more athletes directly involved with providing input on the game and contributing to the governance of their sport.
"Wheelchair Rugby continues to grow around the globe, and it's no longer efficient for the Athlete Representative to be the sole collector of information from those who play the game", said Morrison. "By having a minimum of two athletes from each zone sitting on this council we will have a much broader view of the sport at all levels, which will allow us to better advise the IWRF Board and its various committees on what the athletes want and the game needs going forward".
One of the goals of the IWRF's Strategic Plan is to ensure effective athlete representation at all levels of the organization. To help achieve this, elections will be held at each of the IWRF’s Zone Championships later this year where two athletes from each of the three zones will be elected to sit on the Athletes Council.
All athletes interested in contributing to the future direction of their sport are encouraged to download the IWRF Athletes Council terms of reference found at Further details regarding elections and a formal call for nominations will be distributed later this month by the IWRF.
For more information please contact IWRF Secretary General, Eron Main at
About the IWRF
The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) is the global governing body responsible for the sport of Wheelchair Rugby. Our mission is to grow and support the international wheelchair rugby family, with a vision to be a world leader in wheelchair sport.  For more information about the IWRF, please visit our website at
September 3, 2013 — 9:27am

Team Force Head Coach and Team Leader Announcement

Team Force has a new coach and a team leader!


August 23, 2013 — 1:00pm

Team FORCE Tryouts

Team FORCE tryouts will be held from October 23-26 at the Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, AL. If you are interested in participating as an athlete or a staff member you must contact Heather Campbell by August 26 at 540-255-2279 or


August 19, 2013 — 4:33pm