National Team

USA Opens 2019 Parapan American Games with Win over Chile

Jen Remick on August 23, 2019

Lima, Peru. Team USA opened the 2019 Parapan American Games wheelchair rugby competition with a 60-16 win over Chile.
The U.S. dominated all four periods with a balanced offensive and defensive effort. Joe Delagrave and Josh Wheeler led the U.S. in scoring with 14 a piece, Eric Newby had 13 and Chuck Aoki contributed 12 in the Lima opener.
Game one was a great experience for Ray Hennagir in his Parapan American Games debut. “The crowd was great and really loud, said Hennagir. In my first year with the program, I know I have a lot to learn and I am really trying to soak all of the knowledge and experiences I can.”

Next up for the Americans is tomorrow’s 8 a.m. match up against Argentina. The U.S. will back on the court later in the day at 3 p.m. facing Brazil, currently ranked 9th by the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation.

Scores and highlights will be available at usawr.org and on Teamusa.org.