2007 U.S Rugby Team Tryouts

Posted by Ralph | 12:08 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-The 2007 U.S. Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby National Team selection camp will be held at the Lakeshore Foundation U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Site January 5-7, 2007.

Twenty-five athletes have been invited to the camp, including all 12 athletes that won a gold medal at the 2006 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships this past September in Christchurch, New Zealand, as well as
13 additional athletes looking to make this year's squad. Head Coach James Gumbert (Austin, Tex.) has said he will select up to 18 athletes at this camp, though the team roster will be cut down to 12 later in the year.

"While it was a great thrill to win the World Championships this past September, we can't be satisfied with what we accomplished there," said Gumbert. "This camp is the next step in our 21 month journey to win the gold medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China."

Training sessions will be held on Friday, January 5 from 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. On Saturday, January 6 the team will train from 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Players and coaches will be available to media at the conclusion of each training session. All media inquires and requests can be sent to Susan Katz, Communications Coordinator at (205) 313-7434, (205) 381-0600 (cell), or susank@lakeshore.org.

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