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FINAL USA WOMEN’S WHEELCHAIR BASKETBAL ROSTER SET

Will compete at largest Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in history



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NWBA ANNOUNCES USA MEN’S WHEELCHAIR

BASKETBALL16-MAN ROSTER

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Matt Scott is another one of our high performance athletes who lives and plays professionally abroad--he has been in Turkey for six years! Read about his playing experience overseas and his favorite parts about his new home:

Name:  Matt Scott
Hometown:  Istanbul, Turkey
Current Country of Residence and amount of time you’ve been there: Turkey for 6 incredible years
Current team (other than USA): Sedat Incesu

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The invitations for the 2014 USA Men's and Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team tryouts have gone out to all athletes.  Tryouts for both teams will be held January 2-6, 2014.  The men will hold their tryouts at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center and the women will hold their tryouts at Lakeshore Foundation.  The athletes below have accepted invitations to the USA Men's and Women's Tryouts.  These athletes will be competing for up to 18 spots to make the 2014 team.  The final 12 athletes will be selected in the Spring to compete at the World Championships.

USA Women's Tryout List:

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Team USA member Courtney Ryan grew up as a stand out soccer star. She played collegiate soccer at Metropolitan State University of Denver and earned First Team All-American honors during her career. Learn how she has translated her soccer experience to wheelchair basketball and hear about some of her inspiring views about sports and life.

Name: Courtney Ryan
Hometown: San Diego, CA 

Current Team (other than USA):  University of Arizona Wildcats

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Tryouts for the 2014 USA Men's and Women's World Championship Teams are set for January 2-6, 2014.  The women will hold their tryouts at Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, AL while the men will head to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.  The list of players and staff for the 2014 season will be released in the upcoming weeks after athletes accept/deny their invitations.  

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This week, we are featuring Team USA member Brian Bell. Brian played for the Indiana RHI Pacers and recently moved to Milan, Italy to play internationally. He was a member of the gold-medal winning USA U-23 team in 2005.

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USA Wins Gold in Columbia, Qualifies for 2014 World Championships



Team cruises to victory against tough Argentina, sets the 
bar high for future competition 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – August 15, 2013. Team USA recently earned a gold medal finish
 at the IWBF America’s Cup in Bogota, Columbia. With the victory, USA clinched one of four 
qualifying bids to the men’s wheelchair basketball World Championships that will be held in 
Incheon, South Korea in July 2014. After going undefeated in pool play, USA handily defeated 
Argentina 67-36 in the gold medal game.

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USA take home the Gold at the 2013 Americas Cup tournament defeating Argentina 62-36. Congratulations to USA, Argentina, Mexico and Brazil for qualifying for the 2014 World Championships!

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USA will play Mexico in the semi finals at 2:30pm mountain time. USA, Mexico, Colombia and Argentina will represent the Americas Zone at the World Championships in Korea in 2014.

Watch the game LIVE!

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The USA Men advanced to the Quarter Finals where they will play Puerto Rico.  The game began at 9:00am Mountain Time.  

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Good luck to NWBA officials Bill Kuerzi and Jaime Oseguera as they will take their written exam for IWBF officials Friday, August 9th. Kuerzi is getting re-certified and Jaime is a new official to the international game. Both are working hard and doing a great job in Bogota officiating several games throughout the tournament! Good luck!

Go to our Facebook page to wish them luck! 

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We will post box scores from the USA games as soon as they are available to us. You can find the box scores from the first 2 games on the NWBA website.

Click HERE for the box scores.  

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Support the USA Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team by watching the opening ceremonies of the Americas Cup.  

Click the link below or copy and paste in your browser.

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The USA Women are at Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, AL this week for another training camp.  Head Coach Stephanie Wheeler has been focusing on development of the 17 players on this years team.  The women's team will have one more training camp in October to finish our their 2013 season. The women's team who saw a lot of new faces on the roster competed during the Joseph Lyttle Classic earlier this year where Wheeler picked up her first win as an International Head Coach.  The NWBA is very excited about the youth and opportunities of our women's program moving into our 2014 World Championship season.

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The following 12 men have been selected to compete at the 2013 Americas Zone Qualification Tournament August 4-11, 2013 in Bogota, Colombia.  Congratulations to the 2013 USA Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team.

Ron Lykins- Head Coach

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