2019 Parapan American Roster Announced for USA Wheelchair Rugby

By Jen Remick | May 30, 2019, 11:19 a.m. (ET)

A group shot of the 2019 team that will be competing at the ParaPan American Games in Lima, Peru.
The Parapan American Games will take place from August 23-September 1st, and will result in a berth to the Paralympic Games next year.

USA Wheelchair Rugby is pleased to nominate the 12 athletes that will represent the United States at the Parapan American Games August 23-September 1st in Lima, Peru. The wheelchair rugby competition, scheduled for August 23-27th, will result in a berth to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games for the nation that takes top honors.

Today’s selection announcement was made at the conclusion of a two day camp following the inaugural Four Nations Invitational in which the United States brought home the silver. “The 12 athletes that were chosen represent a strong mix of veterans and the future of USAWR, said Coach James Gumbert. This team’s grit and determination have exemplified what can be overcome when performance meets passion.” 

The United States is number two in the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation’s latest rankings posted on May 27, 2019. For more information or for athlete interviews, please contact Jen Allred at jena@lakeshore.org.

 

2019 USA Wheelchair Rugby Parapan American Games Team 

Chuck Aoki 3.0 

Jeff Butler 0.5 

Chad Cohn 1.0 

Ernie Chun 2.0 

Joe Delagrave 2.0 

Lee Fredette 1.0 

Ray Hennagir 3.5 

Joe Jackson 1.0 

Chuck Melton 2.0

Eric Newby 2.0 

Adam Scaturro 1.5 

Josh Wheeler 2.5 

 

Alternates

Clayton Braun 0.5 

Kevin Hamilton 3.0  

 

Head Coach: James Gumbert

Assistant Coach: Sue Tucker