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    April 12-15, 2018 in Louisville, KY

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    Make sure to vote for Co-Captain Steve Serio

    Three-time U.S. Paralympian Steve Serio of Westbury, New York, and co-captain of the 2016 Paralympic gold-medal winning men's wheelchair basketball team, is a finalist for an ESPY Award. 

    Serio's performance at the Paralympic Games was superb in all aspects of the game, earning him recognition as a finalist for the ESPY Best Male Athlete of the Year with a Disability. His unselfish play led Team USA back to the podium for the first time since the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games. The Rio U.S. Men's Team led eight of 12 statistical categories, with Serio choreographing it in Team USA's 8-0 run to the gold medal position. 

    Team USA led 8 of the 12 stat categories: Field goals percentage at 53.2; points for at 614 (76.8/game); points against at 349 allowed points (43.6); assists with 226 (28.3); least called fouls at 79 (9.9/game); least turnovers at 63 (7.9/game); steals with 76 (9.5/game); and 145 fast break points. 

    Serio said the following after defeating Spain for the 2016 Paralympic Games gold medal.

    "This is an incredible moment for our team, and to do it in this way, where it wasn't just one guy - Jake had a great game today for sure - but it was a full team effort to get the win. I couldn't think of a better group of guys that I'd want to share this experience with. I'm so incredibly happy right now," said Serio. "I just found out that this was the first time that Team USA swept the men's and women's gold for the Olympics and Paralympics. So all four gold medals - that is quite the accomplishment, and I think it speaks to how popular and awesome our sport is in our country. Hopefully this medal for both our men's and women's Paralympic teams increases the awareness for our sport and we can take the momentum from here and go on to Tokyo."

    Click here to vote:  http://www.espn.com/espys/story/_/page/voting35/best-male-athlete-disability

     

     

    The NWBA continues its successful Operation Rebound program this summer as the NWBA will host three clinics around the country. Operation Rebound clinics are for active duty or injured service veterans only. Each Operation Rebound Clinic will provide assistance with chair fitting, wheelchair basketball instruction from coaches on game fundamentals, introduction to classification, an opportunity to view elite competition and participation in games.

    Douglas Garner, head coach at the University of Texas at Arlington will lead a host of coaches in bringing knowledge and camaraderie to the camp participants. “​Basketball is the perfect vehicle for our veterans to not only push themselves physically and mentally, but also as a tool to help them find their new team, their new band of brothers - a group who has each other’s backs when they cross those lines into a new battleground on the hardwood,” said Garner.

    Some of the other coaches include former U.S. Men’s Head Coach and current Edinboro Head Coach James Glatch, current U.S. Men’s Assistant Coach and Seattle Sonics Head Coach Christian Burkett, Miami Heatwheels Head Coach Parnes Cartwright, and current U.S. Men’s athlete Jorge Sanchez. Some of the NWBA’s top players will be on hand at different clinics to share their skills and knowledge include Kevin Atherley, Will Speed, Steve Smutak, Bobby Nickelberry, U.S. Paralympic medalist Jason Nelms and former U.S. Women’s athlete Andrea Woodson-Smith.

    Camp Dates and Location

    July 26-30 in Dallas, TX
    University of Texas-Arlington
    Registration Deadline: Friday, July 7

    August 10-13 in Seattle, WA
    Seattle Adaptive Sports

    Registration Deadline: Friday, July 21

    September 6-10 in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Belvoir
    Registration Deadline: Friday, July 28

    The NWBA will provide lodging, meals, basketballs and uniforms for the duration of each clinic. A stipend for travel will be available.  Space is limited to for each clinic.

    If interested in attending a clinic submit a completed registration form to Brandon McBeain at brandonmcbeain@nwba.org. Please use the contact information below for more questions.

    The NWBA Operation Rebound provides veterans and active duty service members with disabilities a menu of services that will encourage their training, participation and competition in the Paralympic sport of wheelchair basketball.  The collective services for Operation Rebound include the coordination of activities, Paralympic classification of players, player assessment, sport-specific training techniques, program development (including programs at the local level), introduction to sports equipment, supplies, program evaluation, and other activities related to the implementation and operation of the program. Operation Rebound consists of four core components: Military Outreach Program, Coaches Development Program, Player Development Camps and the High Performance Program.

    Photo Courtesy of Wheelchair Basketball Canada

    TORONTO, CANADA – The U.S. Men’s U23 National Team finished strong at the 2017 U23 Men’s World Championships by winning its last two games. Team USA started strong against Italy in the 9th-place game at the Mattamy Centre in downtown Toronto, and commanded the tempo from the tip for the 65-48 victory.

    After the first quarter, the United States was up 16-12, and held a slight 31-28 lead at the half. In the last two quarters, the U.S. pulled away by scoring 34 points, and holding Italy to only 20 points.

    University of Missouri’s Marshall Lindsay of Stansbury Park, Utah, paced the United States this morning by putting up 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in the game. Joining Lindsay with double digits were University of Wisconsin-Whitewaters’ Kyle Gribble of Elmhurst, Illinois, and University of Texas-Arlington’s Fabian Romo of Missouri City, Texas, who each scored 15 points apiece. Jeromie Meyer of Woodbine, Iowa, and a starter for the University of Nebraska-Omaha, put up 11 points on the day.

    Leading the way for Italy were three athletes with double digits in scoring: Sabri Bedzeti (15 pts.); Dario Di Francesco (11 pts.); and Alessandro Nava (10 pts.).

    The U23 U.S. Men’s National Team finished the tournament with a 2-4 record. The U23 Men’s World Championships will conclude on Friday with the bronze medal and gold medal games.

    Paralympic medalist Jeremy Lade of Whitewater, Wisconsin served as the U23 Men’s Head Coach and was his first international coaching assignment. Joining Lade on the sidelines were assistant coaches Christian Burkett of Seattle, Washington, and Scott Meyer of Columbia, Missouri. Kelly Fischbach will serve as the Team Leader, with Mike Lenser of Whitewater, Wisconsin working at the athletic trainer.

    The U23 men’s wheelchair basketball program is an international development team that serves as NWBA pipeline to the U.S. Men’s National Team. This program provides elite youth athletes the opportunity to compete at the international level. Team USA has reached the championship game in three of the last five U23 World Championships, having won in 2005 and 2009. The United States claimed a bronze medal in 2001, and did not participate in 2013. 

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Results

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16

    Pool Play – USA record, 1-4

    Great Britain def. USA, 87-50

    Germany def. USA, 75-51

    France def. USA, 62-54

    Japan def. USA, 64-57

    USA def. South Africa, 76-17

    9th Place Game

    USA def. Italy, 65-48

    Schedule

    June 16

    Bronze Medal Game at 10 a.m.

    Gold Medal Game at 12 p.m.

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Pools

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16

    Pool A: Turkey, Iran, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Italy

    Pool B: Great Britain, Japan, United States, France, South Africa, Germany

    Photo Courtesy of Wheelchair Basketball Canada

    TORONTO, CANADA – The U23 U.S. Men’s National Team finished pool play with a 1-4 record at the 2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships, by defeating South Africa, 76-17. The U.S. Men will next play for 9th/10th place on Thursday. The United States commanded a lead from the first quarter and never looked back for its first victory of the tournament.

    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater athlete Drew Selz of Waterford, Wisconsin, paced Team USA with 16 points against South Africa, with a pair of his college teammates Kyle Gribble of Elmhurst, Illinois, putting up 15 points, and Collin Evans of Mondovi, Wisconsin, scoring 10. To close out the American’s scoring leaders with 10 points was Brent Regier of Henderson, Nebraska, who plays collegiately for the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

    Team USA put up a strong defensive game, keeping South Africa players to only shooting single digits. For South Africa, Simingaye Shabalala led the offsense with 8 points, and Ayabongo Jim with 5 points.

    Up next, the United States will tip-off on Thursday against Italy at 10 a.m. EDST.

    Paralympic medalist Jeremy Lade of Whitewater, Wisconsin is the U23 Men’s Head Coach and is his first international coaching assignment. Joining Lade on the sidelines are assistant coaches Christian Burkett of Seattle, Washington, and Scott Meyer of Columbia, Missouri. Kelly Fischbach will serve as the Team Leader, with Mike Lenser of Whitewater, Wisconsin working at the athletic trainer.

    The U23 men’s wheelchair basketball program is an international development team that serves as NWBA pipeline to the U.S. Men’s National Team. This program provides elite youth athletes the opportunity to compete at the international level. Team USA has reached the championship game in three of the last five U23 World Championships, having won in 2005 and 2009. The United States claimed a bronze medal in 2001, and did not participate in 2013. 

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Results

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16

    Pool Play – USA record, 1-4

    Great Britain def. USA, 87-50

    Germany def. USA, 75-51

    France def. USA, 62-54

    Japan def. USA, 64-57

    USA def. South Africa, 76-17

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Schedule

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16 (All Times EDST / Home Team Listed Last)

    June 14

    11th/12th Place Game at 10 a.m.

    Quarterfinals at 12 p.m.; 3 p.m.; 6 p.m.; 8 p.m.

    June 15

    9th/10th Place Game at 10 a.m.

    7th/8th Place Game at 12 p.m.

    5th/6th Place Game at 3 p.m.

    Semi-Finals at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    June 16

    Bronze Medal Game at 10 a.m.

    Gold Medal Game at 12 p.m.

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Pools

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16

    Pool A: Turkey, Iran, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Italy

    Pool B: Great Britain, Japan, United States, France, South Africa, Germany

    Photo Courtesy of Wheelchair Basketball Canada

    TORONTO, CANADA – The 2017 U.S. Men’s U23 National Team has dropped to 0-4 in pool play, with one game remaining against South Africa on Monday, at the 2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships. The United States, who got down in the first quarter, were never able to get on top to Japan. Team USA lost 64-57 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in downtown Toronto.

    Japan started off hot in the first quarter with an 18-6 lead to close out the first, and then Team USA came back in the second quarter with 23 points, to be behind, 36-29. The next two quarters belonged to Japan scoring enough to come away with the victory.

    Leading the way for Team USA was Kyle Gribble of Elmhurst, Illinois, with 19 points on the day. Fabian Romo of Marshall City, Texas, and Marshall Lindsay of Stansbury Park, Utah, tabulated 12 and 10 points respectively.

    Takuya Furusawa paced Japan with 21 points, with Renshi Chokai contributing 13 points.

    Up next, the United States will tip-off on Monday against South Africa at 12 p.m. EDST.

    Paralympic medalist Jeremy Lade of Whitewater, Wisconsin is the U23 Men’s Head Coach and is his first international coaching assignment. Joining Lade on the sidelines are assistant coaches Christian Burkett of Seattle, Washington, and Scott Meyer of Columbia, Missouri. Kelly Fischbach will serve as the Team Leader, with Mike Lenser of Whitewater, Wisconsin working at the athletic trainer.

    The United States was drawn into Pool B for the 12-team World Championships. Quarterfinals for the World Championships is slated for June 14, followed by 5th-10th place games and semi-finals on June 15. The gold and bronze medal games scheduled for June 16.

    The U23 men’s wheelchair basketball program is an international development team that serves as NWBA pipeline to the U.S. Men’s National Team. This program provides elite youth athletes the opportunity to compete at the international level. Team USA has reached the championship game in three of the last five U23 World Championships, having won in 2005 and 2009. The United States claimed a bronze medal in 2001, and did not participate in 2013. 

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Results

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16

    Pool Play – USA record, 0-4

    Great Britain def. USA, 87-50

    Germany def. USA, 75-51

    France def. USA, 62-54

    Japan def. USA, 64-57

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Schedule

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16 (All Times EDST / Home Team Listed Last)

    June 12 at 12 p.m.

    South Africa vs. USA

    June 14

    11th/12th Place Game at 10 a.m.

    Quarterfinals at 12 p.m.; 3 p.m.; 6 p.m.; 8 p.m.

    June 15

    9th/10th Place Game at 10 a.m.

    7th/8th Place Game at 12 p.m.

    5th/6th Place Game at 3 p.m.

    Semi-Finals at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    June 16

    Bronze Medal Game at 10 a.m.

    Gold Medal Game at 12 p.m.

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Pools

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16

    Pool A: Turkey, Iran, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Italy

    Pool B: Great Britain, Japan, United States, France, South Africa, Germany

    Photo Courtesy of Wheelchair Basketball Canada

    TORONTO, CANADA – The U.S. Men’s U23 team ran out of time in a second half surge, falling short to France, 62-54, at the 2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships, held at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in downtown Toronto. The United States fell to 0-3 in pool play, and is in a must-win situation against Japan on Sunday.

    Team USA was paced by NWBA collegiate stars Kyle Gribble of Elmhurst, Illinois (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater) and Marshall Lindsay of Stansbury Park, Utah (University of Missouri), who scored 24 and 12 points, respectively. University of Texas at Arlington’s Fabian Romo of Missouri City, Texas, contributed 10 points as well.

    The United States was close in the first, only down 18-16, however the French pulled away in the second quarter with a 19-point scoring run, for a 40-24 lead going into halftime. The Americans were unable to break down France’s lead in the third playing to a 13-13 quarter, 53-37. In the fourth, Team USA ran out of time shutting down France with a 17-9 advantage.

    “We put ourselves behind in the first half and ran out of time to catch up in the second half,” said U.S. U23 Head Coach Jeremy Lade of Whitewater, Wisconsin. “The team has improved as the tournament progresses and we are looking ahead to tomorrow knowing we will need to play our best game yet.”

    Louis Hardoin led France with 27 points, with Alexis Ramonet putting up 16 points for the win.

    For the first time in the tournament, Team USA led in shooting percentage with 46 percent, while France was 38 percent from the floor. Team USA led the rebound game, 37-31.

    Up next, the United States will tip-off on Sunday against Japan at 12 p.m. EDST.

    Joining Lade on the sidelines are assistant coaches Christian Burkett of Seattle, Washington, and Scott Meyer of Columbia, Missouri. Kelly Fischbach will serve as the Team Leader, with Mike Lenser of Whitewater, Wisconsin working at the athletic trainer.

    The United States was drawn into Pool B for the 12-team World Championships. Quarterfinals for the World Championships is slated for June 14, followed by 5th-10th place games and semi-finals on June 15. The gold and bronze medal games scheduled for June 16.

    The U23 men’s wheelchair basketball program is an international development team that serves as NWBA pipeline to the U.S. Men’s National Team. This program provides elite youth athletes the opportunity to compete at the international level. Team USA has reached the championship game in three of the last five U23 World Championships, having won in 2005 and 2009. The United States claimed a bronze medal in 2001, and did not participate in 2013. 

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Results

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16

    Pool Play – USA record, 0-3

    Great Britain def. USA, 87-50

    Germany def. USA, 75-51

    France def. USA, 62-54

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Schedule

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16 (All Times EDST / Home Team Listed Last)

    June 11 at 12 p.m.

    USA vs. Japan

    June 12 at 12 p.m.

    South Africa vs. USA

    June 14

    11th/12th Place Game at 10 a.m.

    Quarterfinals at 12 p.m.; 3 p.m.; 6 p.m.; 8 p.m.

    June 15

    9th/10th Place Game at 10 a.m.

    7th/8th Place Game at 12 p.m.

    5th/6th Place Game at 3 p.m.

    Semi-Finals at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    June 16

    Bronze Medal Game at 10 a.m.

    Gold Medal Game at 12 p.m.

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Pools

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16

    Pool A: Turkey, Iran, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Italy

    Pool B: Great Britain, Japan, United States, France, South Africa, Germany

    Germany Stuns Team USA at U23 World Championships

    06/09/2017, 7:00pm CDT
    By NWBA

    Photo courtesy of Wheelchair Basketball Canada

    TORONTO, CANADA – For the second consecutive day, Team USA was defeated in pool play at the U23 Men’s World Championships at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in downtown Toronto. Team USA faced off with Germany, the 2013 U23 World Champions, this afternoon, and were unable to get momentum, losing 75-51. After the first two days, the U.S. Men’s U23 Team is 0-2 overall in pool play.

    The first half, the United States was within striking distance down 12 at the half, 38-26. The second half, Germany was stingy on defense only allowing the United States to score eight points. This allowed a surge by the Germans who appeared back in World Championship form with a 24-point victory.

    Leading the way for Team USA was Kyle Gribble of Elmhust, Illinois, with 18 points, and Marshall Lindsay of Stansbury Park, Utah, with 14 points. Also contributing were Jeromie Meyer of Woodbine, Iowa, with 12 points and 4 assists, while Fabian Romo scored four points, and snagged six rebounds.

    Germany had four athletes in double digits scoring on the day, led by Mattias Guntner with 17 points; Leon Schoneberg with 16 points; Marvin Malsy with 12 points; and Nico Dreimuller with 11 points.

    Overall, Germany shot 63 percent from the floor, with the United States at 53 percent.

    Up next, the United States will tip-off on Saturday against France at 8 a.m. EDST.

    U.S. Paralympic medalist Jeremy Lade of Whitewater, Wisconsin, is serving as head coach and this is his first international coaching assignment. Joining Lade on the sidelines are assistant coaches Christian Burkett of Seattle, Washington, and Scott Meyer of Columbia, Missouri. Kelly Fischbach will serve as the Team Leader, with Mike Lenser of Whitewater, Wisconsin working at the athletic trainer.

    The United States was drawn into Pool B for the 12-team World Championships. Quarterfinals for the World Championships is slated for June 14, followed by 5th-10th place games and semi-finals on June 15. The gold and bronze medal games scheduled for June 16.

    The U23 men’s wheelchair basketball program is an international development team that serves as NWBA pipeline to the U.S. Men’s National Team. This program provides elite youth athletes the opportunity to compete at the international level. Team USA has reached the championship game in three of the last five U23 World Championships, having won in 2005 and 2009. The United States claimed a bronze medal in 2001, and did not participate in 2013. 

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Results

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16

    Pool Play

    Great Britain def. USA, 87-50

    Germany def. USA, 75-51

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Schedule

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16 (All Times EDST / Home Team Listed Last)

    June 10 at 8 a.m.

    France vs. USA

    June 11 at 12 p.m.

    USA vs. Japan

    June 12 at 12 p.m.

    South Africa vs. USA

    June 14

    11th/12th Place Game at 10 a.m.

    Quarterfinals at 12 p.m.; 3 p.m.; 6 p.m.; 8 p.m.

    June 15

    9th/10th Place Game at 10 a.m.

    7th/8th Place Game at 12 p.m.

    5th/6th Place Game at 3 p.m.

    Semi-Finals at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    June 16

    Bronze Medal Game at 10 a.m.

    Gold Medal Game at 12 p.m.

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Pools

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16

    Pool A: Turkey, Iran, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Italy

    Pool B: Great Britain, Japan, United States, France, South Africa, Germany

    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – On Friday, the NWBA Board of Directors and President Sarah Castle selected long-time Olympic and sports administrator Anthony Bartkowski of Colorado Springs, Colorado, as its next Executive Director, effective June 12. Bartkowski first joined the NWBA in September 2015 as a volunteer and was named the Director of Marketing, Communications and Events in January 2016. Bartkowski possesses expansive experience in the Olympic movement, serving in numerous capacities during his career.

    He has worked closely with Jim Scherr, the past NWBA Executive Director for the last 21 months, increasing the publicity of the athletes and the NWBA. Additionally, Bartkowski solidified Louisville, Kentucky, as the host of the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament following a competitive bid process. He has also worked closely with the board in updating the NWBA governance documents.

    “The Board of Directors and I are pleased to maintain consistency and the progress with the appointment of Anthony Bartkowski as the Executive Director,” said Sarah Castle, NWBA President. “He has worked closely with us since coming to the NWBA and understands our key priorities and further expanding our programs for success, especially with grassroots opportunities.”

    As the NWBA Executive Director, Bartkowski will oversee all management functions, including the day-to-day operations, budget, strategic planning, business development, and staffing.

    “First, I want to thank Sarah Castle and the board of directors for providing this opportunity to expand and grow the NWBA,” said Bartkowski. “The NWBA is a great organization that has established itself as a leader among all disabled sport organizations. I look forward to furthering the new programs and initiatives that we have recently developed that could drive grassroots growth. I have a passion for sports and want to provide our athletes with the necessary resources for success at all levels.”

    Bartkowski was the Executive Director for USA Boxing from 2010-2014. Bartkowski’s most notable achievement was bringing the organization into financial positive assets in 2012. He left the organization with nearly $2.5 million in cash assets. In total, it was a $4.2 million net change in assets.

    In 2013, Bartkowski re-organized and selected a new high performance team that excelled in obtaining 83 medals in 19 international competitions with 128 athletes, the most since the late 1990s. He also provided USA Boxing its first four-year calendar of national events, and negotiated the largest host fee for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

    From 2009 to late 2010, Bartkowski was a consultant for a variety of Olympic sports in communications and event management, which included the public and media relations for the 2010 Archery World Cup that resulted in a sold-out finals venue. He also was the event director for the 2010 USA Boxing National Championships. Prior to serving as an independent consultant, Bartkowski held positions with ESPN, USA Hockey, USA Boxing, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, USA Wrestling and USA Weightlifting.

    As the Director, Communications for ESPN Outdoors and BASS, he was responsible for executing a successful communications plan around the Bassmaster Classic that resulted in 320 media members attending and delivering over $8.2 million in coverage. He received the APEX Award of Excellence for the 2009 BASS Media Guide.

    Bartkowski has a wealth of experience in developing, bidding and managing successful sporting events, including: U.S. Boxing National Championships; National Finals Rodeo; ProRodeo Tour championships; the first-ever Dave Schultz Memorial International; and numerous USA Wrestling age-group national championships.

    An avid angler, Bartkowski has been a fly fishing guide in Colorado since 2004, and recognized as the Guide of the Year for the Flyfisher Guide Service three times. He graduated from Edinboro University with a degree in communications, where he was a member of the NCAA Division I wrestling team that was coached by four-time U.S. Olympic medalist Bruce Baumgartner. He and his wife, Kimberly, reside in the Colorado Springs area. 

    Photo courtesy of Wheelchair Basketball Canada

    TORONTO, CANADA – Team Great Britain dominated the U.S. Men’s U23 Team in the first game of pool play at the 2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships, 87-50. Great Britain, who led the game for over 39 minutes, commanded the game with a 16-point run in the second quarter for a 45-17 lead at the half. Team USA went on a nine-point run in the third quarter, cutting into Great Britain’s advantage, 62-39, and could not break Great Britain’s press.

    Kyle Gribble of Elmhurst, Illinois and Fabian Romo of Missouri City, Texas, scored 16 points each to lead the U.S. team, with Lindsay Marshall of Stansbury Park, Utah, putting up 9 points in the game.

    “We played a very talented team in Great Britain today, and didn’t do the things needed to compete with a good team,” said U23 Men’s Head Coach Jeremy Lade of Whitewater, Wisconsin. “We had too many turnovers and missed too many layups to be competitive, but these are fixable things and we are looking to make improvements and move forward.”

    Great Britain had five players reach double figures with three scoring 14 points apiece: Jack Perry; Billy Bridge; and Ben Fox. Jake Robinson tabbed 13 points, and 2016 Paralympian Gregg Warburton scored 10.

    Team GBR shot 57.7 percent from the floor, while Team USA shot 43.4 percent on the day.

    The U.S. Men are still in contention, and will face defending champions Germany on Friday at 3 p.m. EDST. Germany and South Africa are scheduled to play later Thursday to open its tournament action.

    Joining Lade on the sidelines are assistant coaches Christian Burkett of Seattle, Washington, and Scott Meyer of Columbia, Missouri. Kelly Fischbach will serve as the Team Leader, with Mike Lenser of Whitewater, Wisconsin working at the athletic trainer.

    The United States was drawn into Pool B for the 12-team World Championships. Quarterfinals for the World Championships is slated for June 14, followed by 5th-10th place games and semi-finals on June 15. The gold and bronze medal games scheduled for June 16.

    The U23 men’s wheelchair basketball program is an international development team that serves as NWBA pipeline to the U.S. Men’s National Team. This program provides elite youth athletes the opportunity to compete at the international level. Team USA has reached the championship game in three of the last five U23 World Championships, having won in 2005 and 2009. The United States claimed a bronze medal in 2001, and did not participate in 2013. 

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Results

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16

    Pool Play

    Great Britain def. USA, 87-50

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Schedule

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16 (All Times EDST / Home Team Listed Last)

    June 9 at 3 p.m.

    Germany vs. USA

    June 10 at 8 a.m.

    France vs. USA

    June 11 at 12 p.m.

    USA vs. Japan

    June 12 at 12 p.m.

    South Africa vs. USA

    June 14

    11th/12th Place Game at 10 a.m.

    Quarterfinals at 12 p.m.; 3 p.m.; 6 p.m.; 8 p.m.

    June 15

    9th/10th Place Game at 10 a.m.

    7th/8th Place Game at 12 p.m.

    5th/6th Place Game at 3 p.m.

    Semi-Finals at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    June 16

    Bronze Medal Game at 10 a.m.

    Gold Medal Game at 12 p.m.

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Pools

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16

    Pool A: Turkey, Iran, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Italy

    Pool B: Great Britain, Japan, United States, France, South Africa, Germany

    TORONTO, CANADA – The rivalry across the pond will start the 2017 U23 Men’s Wheelchair Basketball World Championships on Thursday as Team USA will tip-off against Great Britain at 10 a.m. EDST from the Mattamy Athletic Centre in downtown Toronto. This will be the opening game of the tournament and the first game for Team USA in pool play.

    The United States was drawn into Pool B for the 12-team World Championships. Team USA will also roll Japan, France, South Africa and defending champion Germany. Pool A features Turkey, Iran, Brazil, Australia, Italy and host country Canada.

    The tournament will showcase the elite skill and athleticism that make wheelchair basketball a thrilling spectator sport and one of the most popular sports for athletes with a disability in the world It is anticipated that over 400 athletes, coaches, officials and delegates will attend the tournament, set for June 8-16.

    Quarterfinals for the World Championships is slated for June 14, followed by 5th-10th place games and semi-finals on June 15. The gold and bronze medal games scheduled for June 16.

    Team USA won the International Basketball Federation Continental Qualifier in January by going undefeated in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the Qualifier, Team USA outscored its competition 438-171 over six games with an average of 73 points per game, and holding its opponents to a tournament low 28.5 points per game.

    The United States has been a powerhouse in the U23 Men’s World Championships, having enjoyed success at four of the past five world championships. The American men have finished on the podium in all of their previous appearances at the World Championships, including back-to-back gold medals in 2005 and 2009. In 2013, Team USA did not attend.

    Great Britain has finished fourth in the last three World Championships, including 2005 when Great Britain hosted. Team GBR will feature Gregg Warburton, a Paralympic bronze medalists.

    Leading the way for Team USA are Kyle Gribble of Elmhurst, Illinois, and John Schwartz of Osceola, Indiana, who both helped the Warhawks to a National title in the 2015-16 season. Mark Krenz II of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Collin Evans of Mondovi, Wisconsin; and Drew Selz of Waterford, Wisconsin, round out the five athletes from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

    Representing the Mizzou Tigers are Marshall Lindsay of Stansbury Park, Utah; Tyler Malone of Arlington, Texas; and Joe Underwood of Phoenix, Arizona.

    The University of Nebraska at Omaha has two athletes on the team with Jeromie Meyer II of Woodbine, Iowa, and Brent Regier of Henderson, Nebraska.

    Rounding out the 12-athlete roster are Fabian Romo of Missouri City, Texas, who plays for the University of Texas at Arlington, and Chayse Wolf of Wilmington, Ohio, who rolls for Edinboro University.

    For more information on the 2017 U23 Men’s World Championships, visit:

    www.2017u23wwbc.com

    U.S. Paralympic medalist Jeremy Lade of Whitewater, Wisconsin, is the head cocah, and joining him on the sidelines are assistant coaches Christian Burkett of Seattle, Washington, and Scott Meyer of Columbia, Missouri. Kelly Fischbach will serve as the Team Leader, with Mike Lenser of Whitewater, Wisconsin working at the athletic trainer.

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Schedule

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16 (All Times EDST / Home Team Listed Last)

    June 8 at 10 a.m.

    USA vs. Great Britain

    June 9 at 3 p.m.

    Germany vs. USA

    June 10 at 8 a.m.

    France vs. USA 

    June 11 at 12 p.m.

    USA vs. Japan

    June 12 at 12 p.m.

    South Africa vs. USA

    June 14

    11th/12th Place Game at 10 a.m.

    Quarterfinals at 12 p.m.; 3 p.m.; 6 p.m.; 8 p.m.

    June 15

    9th/10th Place Game at 10 a.m.

    7th/8th Place Game at 12 p.m.

    5th/6th Place Game at 3 p.m.

    Semi-Finals at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    June 16

    Bronze Medal Game at 10 a.m.

    Gold Medal Game at 12 p.m.

    2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships Pools

    Toronto, Canada, June 8-16

    Pool A: Turkey, Iran, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Italy

    Pool B: Great Britain, Japan, United States, France, South Africa, Germany

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