US Paralympics names team for UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships

US Paralympics has announced its roster of 44 athletes, including four tandem pilots, who will represent Team USA at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Para-cycling Road World Championships in Greenville, South Carolina, USA from 28 August to 1 September. 30 Jul 2014
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The USA won a total of 19 medals at the 2013 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships.

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“We are going to Greenville with the largest and most decorated para-cycling team ever to compete at the World Championships"

Twenty-seven males and 17 females make up the largest ever para-cycling team to compete in an international event for Team USA. Nineteen of the athletes named to the roster are US Paralympians, with four athletes competing at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games: Dan Cnossen, Monica Bascio and Oksana Masters, in Nordic skiing (biathlon and/or cross-country skiing), while Allison Jones competed in alpine skiing. Sochi marked the seventh consecutive Games for Jones.

The team is highlighted by seven athletes who won road world titles in 2013, including: Bascio, Muffy Davis, Megan Fisher, Jones, Aaron Keith, Greta Neimanas and Jamie Whitmore.

“We are going to Greenville with the largest and most decorated para-cycling team ever to compete at the World Championships, and I’m confident our athletes will defend our title as the world's No. 1 para-cycling team,” said Ian Lawless, high performance director for US Paralympics cycling. “I know our athletes are motivated and excited to perform at their best on home soil in front of friends, fans and family, and I can't wait to show Greenville, South Carolina, and America what our amazing Team USA athletes can do."

There are 15 active duty or retired military veterans on the US roster, with eight from the Army, five from the Navy and four from the Marine Corps. Jason Kimball served in both the Marine Corps and the Army.

U.S. Roster for 2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships

*Denotes U.S. Paralympians


*Joe Berenyi (Oswego, Ill.) MC3

Matt Bigos (Cardiff By The Sea, Calif.) MC1

Ryan Boyle (Marietta, Ga.) MT2

* Dan Cnossen (Navy/Topeka, Kan.) MH5

Jon Copsey (Colorado Springs, Colo.) MC4

Tom Davis (Army/Freemont, Ind.) MH4

Alfredo “Freddie” de Los Santos (Army/Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) MH5

Lance Footer (Taylors, S.C.) and pilot Shawn Olin (Navy/Chula Vista, Calif.) MTandem

*Will Groulx (Navy/Portland, Ore.) MH2

Mark Gyulafia (Overland Park, Kan.) MC5

Aaron Keith (Woodinville, Wash.) MC2

Todd Key (Scottsdale, Ariz.) MC1

Jason Kimball (Marine Corps/Army/Charlotte, N.C.) MC1

Will Lachenauer (Reno, Nev.) MH3

Scott Martin (Marine Corps/Oceanside, Calif.) MC4

Frank Matzke (Army/Saint Augustine, Fla.) MT2

Chris Murphy (Alta Loma, Calif.) MC5

*Steven Peace (Navy/San Diego, Calif.) MT2

*Anthony Pedeferri (Camarillo, Calif.) MH2

*Clark Rachfal (Annapolis, Md.) and pilot *Dave Swanson (Tucson, Ariz.) MTandem

David Randall (Navy/Ontario, Ohio) MH3

*Oz Sanchez (Marine Corps/San Diego, Calif.) MH5

Brian Sheridan (Clarkston, Mich.) MH2

Aaron Trent (Greenville, N.C.) MC4

*Matt Updike (Denver, Colo.) MH3


*Monica Bascio (Evergreen, Colo.) WH4

Shawn Cheshire (Army/Camillus, N.Y.) and pilot *Mackenzie Woodring (Belmont, Mich.) Wtandem

Patty Collins (Army/Alexandria, Va.) WC4

*Alicia Dana (Putney, Vt.) WH3

*Muffy Davis (Salt Lake City, Utah) WH3

*Megan Fisher (Missoula, Mont.) WC4

Samantha Heinrich (Spring Hill, Fla.) WC5

*Allison Jones (Colorado Springs, Colo.) WC2

*Oksana Masters (Louisville, Ky.) WH5

Shawn Morelli (Army/Leavenworth, Kan.) WC4

*Greta Neimanas (Chicago, Ill.) WC5

*Jennifer Schuble (Army/Birmingham, Ala.) WC5

Jill Walsh (Syracuse, N.Y.) WT2

Jamie Whitmore (Mount Aukum, Calif.) WC3

*Karissa Whitsell (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and pilot Lisa Turnbull (Springfield, Ore.) WTandem