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28 July 2017

USA announces Americas Championship Roster

By Jen Remick


USA Wheelchair Rugby is pleased to announce the roster for the Americas Championship set for September 3-10 in Asunción, Paraguay.  The zonal competition will be the only opportunity for the top two finishers to earn an automatic qualification to World Championships in 2018.  


“This team represents the beginning of a journey towards Tokyo 2020, ” said USA head coach James Gumbert. 


“Our roster showcases youth as well as seasoned leaders, we expect the America Zone to be very competitive.”


A complete schedule for the 2017 competition and daily highlights will be posted on www.usawr.org


2017 USA Wheelchair Rugby Americas Championship Roster


Chuck Aoki, 3.0, Minneapolis, MN

Clayton Brackett, 2.5, Birmingham, AL

Jeff Butler, 0.5, Austin, TX

Ernie Chun, 2.0, Phoenix, AZ

Chad Cohn, 1.0, Tucson, AZ

Jake Daily, 3.0, Belleville, IL

Joe Delagrave, 2.0, Chandler, AZ

Lee Fredette, 1.0, East Moriches, NY

Joe Jackson, 1.0, Chandler, AZ

Chuck Melton, 2.0, Richview, IL

Alejandro Pabon, 2.5, Arlington, TX

Josh Wheeler, 2.5, San Tan Valley, AZ



Mandy Goff, High Performance Manager

James Gumbert, Head Coach

Sue Tucker, Assistant Coach

Jim Murdock, Medical/ATC

Chuck French, Equipment

Sharon Moskowitz, Strength and Conditioning Coach

Meg Smith, Sports Psychology