Wheelchair Rugby Nationals set for Phoenix

PHOENIX — The nation’s the top 16 wheelchair rugby teams will compete at the 2017 United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA) National Championship Tournament, April 20-22, 2017 at the Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center .

The tournament is presented by Vantage Mobility International of Phoenix, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of wheelchair van conversions.

Tournament teams will be seeded in two divisions following regional and sectional tournaments in February and March across the country involving 45 teams in eight divisions.  At the national tournament, teams will compete in preliminary round robin formats with national champions to be determined through single elimination contests in the final round.

The defending 2016 Division I national champion is the Texas Stampede from Cedar Park, TX while the Brooks Bandits from Atlantic Beach, FL are the defending Division II champions.

For more information about the United States Quad Rugby Association, visit www.usqra.org.  For more information about Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center, visit www.ability360.org.