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High Fives Wheelchair Rugby Team

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In past seasons we have combined forces with the Sierra Storm because our numbers were so incredibly low. Unfortunately, that team was a 3 hour drive away over in Sacramento, California. Last year our team placed third at nationals in Division II.

After doing so well last year, there was a lot more interest from injured persons in both cities. Resulting in an overwhelmingly high number of players. So this year we decided to stay home and form a new team. We started out with three low pointers and one high pointer.

In our first meeting we reflected on the coaching that we received in the past and decided that if we had a work ethic and a sponsor, we would be able to pull this off. Low and behold we did! We are now nine strong. Our team is now sponsored by the High Fives Foundation. We also have a great team manager, two coaches, and tremendous support from the City of Reno's adaptive sports program. We couldn't ask for more in our inaugural season.

This season has brought us back to the roots of this sport. We have introduced many new injuries to the game, practice three times a week for three hours a day, and are growing as a team together! Although we are not the strongest team this season we plan to continue this momentum into next season and the future!

February 15, 2016 — 3:05am