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Bruce Karr

National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame Member Details

Year Inducted:

1999

 

 

 

Name:

Bruce Karr

 

 

Hometown:

 

 

 

Team History:

Chicago Sidewinders

 

 

NWBA Service:

NWBA Vice President

 

 

Sports Biography:

Played for University of Illinois Gizz Kids, Champaign-Urbana Black Knights and Chicago Sidewinders. Selected to 13 All-Conference Teams & NWBT All-Tournament Team 3 times. Competed on 4 USA Paralympic Teams (1960-Rome, 1964-Tokyo, 1968-Tel Aviv, 1972-Heidelburg). Team Member of 3 Pan American Games & Stoke Mandeville squads. Played on first USA Gold Cup Team (1975). Head Coach of 1983 Gold Cup Team & numerous International Competitions. Multi-Sport Athlete who has won medals in Basketball, Archery, Table-Tennis, Swimming and Track & Field events. Served on NWBA Executive Committee. Member of NWAA Hall of Fame.

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