Sydney 2018: USA wheelchair rugby team named

Paralympic silver medallists aiming to topple defending champions Australia 30 May 2018
two male wheelchair rugby players fight for the ball

Josh Wheeler (R) was part of the USA team that were beaten to Rio 2016 gold by Australia

ⒸBob Martin | For OIS
By USA Wheelchair Rugby

USA Wheelchair Rugby has announced the roster for the GIO International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) World Championship set for Sydney, Australia, from 5-10 August.

Ranked second in the world, the USA will face Colombia in their opening Pool B match of the competition. Fierce rivals Canada, European champions Great Britain, France and Poland have also been drawn in Pool B.

The Paralympic silver medallists head into the Championships knowing overall victory will not just secure them a world title but a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Seven of the squad for the World Championships featured at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games where the USA narrowly lost out on gold to Australia 59-58.

USA Wheelchair Rugby

GIO IWRF World Championship 2018 roster

0.5 Jeff Butler

1.0 Chad Cohn

1.0 Lee Fredette

1.5 Talbot Kennedy

1.5 Adam Scaturro

2.0 Ernie Chun

2.0 Joe Delagrave

2.0 Chuck Melton

2.0 Alejandro Pabon

2.5 Jake Daily

2.5 Josh Wheeler

3.0 Chuck Aoki