August 7, 2016 – USA Wheelchair Rugby announced today that athlete Anthony McDaniel has been replaced with alternate Seth McBride (Portland, OR), due to an ineligible sport class.
McDaniel’s sport class has been under review since late June. The team filed an appeal on McDaniel’s behalf requesting a review of his eligibility after a classification panel at the 2016 Canada Cup determined he was ineligible to compete. The appeal was denied and he has been deemed an ineligible athlete in the sport of wheelchair rugby. The decision was based on qualifications for the sport as determined by the International Wheelchair Rugby Association (IWRF).
McBride, a veteran of the sport will return for his third Games.