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Eric Newby

Bio: If Eric Newby had to sum up wheelchair rugby, he would call it a chess match with contact. The combination of calculated strategy and hard-hitting action drew him to the sport after watching Murderball in rehab. Since his debut on the national team eight years ago, Newby has positioned himself as an integral veteran, helping Team USA medal in five different international competitions. Off the court, you can find him at home spending time with his family, including three sisters, seven nephews, wife and two-year-old daughter.