Team USA named for 2016 World Wheelchair Championship

By Terry Davis | Jan. 11, 2016, 12:26 p.m. (ET)

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Jan. 11, 2016

Team USA named for 2016 World Wheelchair Championship

(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – After a competitive past few months of events and camps, Team USA has officially been named for the 2016 World Wheelchair Curling Championship.

The U.S. will be represented by Patrick McDonald (Madison, Wis.), Steve Emt (Hebron, Conn.), Jimmy Joseph (New Hartford, N.Y.), Penny Greely (Green Bay, Wis.), and Justin Marshall (Evansville, Wis.) at the world championship, which will take place Feb. 21-28 in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Eight athletes were named to USA Curling’s national wheelchair curling team following a competitive three-day skills event at the Wausau (Wis.) Curling Center back in November. Since then the athletes have been competing in events and most recently concluded a high performance camp at the Coyotes Curling Club in Tempe, Ariz., where Team USA was formally named.

The team, which has plenty of international experience at Paralympic and world events, will compete in a weeklong competition at the world championship in Switzerland against nine other countries. The U.S. is seeking a return to the podium after earning bronze in 2008. The team finished fifth last year. Team USA will be coached by Steve Brown (Madison, Wis.) and Rusty Schieber (Portage, Wis.) with Marc Deperno (New Hartford, N.Y.) serving as team leader.

To find out more about the upcoming world wheelchair championship, visit http://www.worldcurling.org/wwhcc2016.

USA Curling is sponsored by AtomOS, Nike, Brooms Up Curling Supplies, Life Wear Technologies, Sitrin, and The RAM Restaurant & Brewery, BalancePlus, Skills.com, and is partnered with Laurie Artiss Ltd. – The Pin People, Hilton HHonors, United Airlines, RJM Licensing Inc., and CurlingZone.

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For more information: Terry Davis, Director of Communications, terry.davis@usacurl.org, 608-338-9900 (mobile) or 715-344-1199, Ext. 202 (office). Follow USA Curling on Twitter for daily updates (@usacurl).