National Team

USA aiming for fifth world title

After only winning bronze at London 2012, Team USA are more determined than ever to hold onto their world crown

USA Wheelchair Rugby on August 4, 2014

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The USA wheelchair rugby team is on the brink of one of the most impressive achievements in sport as they aim to win their fifth International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) World Championship in Odense, Denmark from 4-10 August.

USA Co-Captain Andy Cohn is a veteran of the squad and will be competing in his fourth World Championship event when the team arrives in Denmark on 2 August.

After only winning bronze at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the defending world champions are determined to succeed in Denmark.

“All of the players share the desire to play to the best of our abilities no matter the tournament, Cohn said.

“It is an honour to represent Team USA and we train with the goal of winning every tournament we go to no matter where and when it is.”

The USA squad were unable to make the trip to the recent Canada Cup but have still been well committed off the court to make sure they are peaking from day one of the tournament.

“Steve Pate – a retired Paralympic gold medal and World Championship winning Team USA athlete – has taken over as head of our strength and conditioning and has elevated our fitness and dedication to training,” Cohn said.

“All of us have been intensely training, so we hope that hard work will translate to a positive performance on the court.”