National Team

USAWR Announces 2023 Training Squad

USA Wheelchair Rugby on March 18, 2023

USA Wheelchair Rugby is pleased to announce the 16 athletes who have been selected to the National Training Squad for 2023. The players were chosen from a group of 37 athletes who attended a team selection camp at Lakeshore Foundation, U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site March 13-19.

  • Sarah Adam (3.0), Naperville, IL
  • Chuck Aoki (3.0), Minneapolis, MN
  • Travis Baker (1.5), Hamilton, OH
  • Clayton Brackett (2.5), Birmingham, AL
  • Jeff Butler (0.5), Ft. Wayne, IN
  • Marty Ewing (2.0), Schererville, IN
  • Montrerius Hucherson (3.5), Tallassee, AL
  • Brad Hudspeth (1.0), Stilwell, KS
  • Joe Jackson (1.0), Maricopa, AZ
  • Chris Fleace (0.5), Tucson, AZ
  • Lee Fredette (1.0), East Moriches, NY
  • Eric Newby (2.0), Nashville, IL
  • Josh O’Neill (1.5), Denver, CO
  • Zion Redington (3.5), Birmingham, AL
  • Mason Symons (2.0), Hershey, PA
  • Talon Teague (3.0) Kansas City, MO

Head coach Joe Delagrave said, “We are excited for the year and proud of the players we have named to the 2023 USAWR National Team. We have depth in each classification and are looking forward to preparing for a successful 2023.”

The team’s next training camp in Birmingham, AL is scheduled for May 10-21. The Lakeshore National Adapted Sport Organization is the National Governing Body for USA Wheelchair Rugby. Team members and staff travel from across the country to Birmingham for training camps and competitions. The team will compete in two international competitions this year: the International Wheelchair Rugby Cup in Paris, France October 13-21 and the Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile November 17-26.