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Chuck Aoki

Bio: Nerd may not be the first word you think of when you think of wheelchair rugby athletes, but co-captain Chuck Aoki says it’s a perfect descriptor for him. When he’s not on the court, you will mostly like find Chuck playing video games, reading or working on a crossword puzzle. But when it’s time to put on the jersey, get in his rugby chair, and represent USA, he’s all business. And even after 13 years on the USAWR roster and three Paralympic Games, Chuck’s passion and fire is just as strong now as it was when he was introduced to the sport at 15 years old.