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NWBA Junior ’10 rankings updated

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Yesterday, the United States’ NWBA updated its Junior ’10 rankings, with Houston TIRR Hotwheels claiming the top spot in the rankings, Courage Center Jr. Timberwolves in second, Milwaukee Heat in third, Seattle Jr. Sonics in fourth and Dallas Jr. Mavericks – White rounding out the top five. These rankings are important because the top 32 teams in good standing with the NWBA qualify for the 2015 NWBA National Tournament scheduled to take place in Louisville, Kentucky in mid-April.  Currently six of the top forty teams do not qualify as a result of this.

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Seattle Jr. Sonics team. Image credit: Seattle Adaptive Sports

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The fourth ranked  Seattle Jr. Sonics have been busy recently.  In November, the  Seattle Jr Sonics swept away the competition at wheelchair basketball’s Utah Turkey Shootout to finish first, where one of their victories was a 40 – 37 victory against the seventh ranked Utah Rush.

 

"Because of Zech Steger's wish we are thrilled to be able to provide you with the enclose uniforms.  We hope wearing them brings you many wins in the future and, more importantly, lots of fun on the court!  Go Mavericks!" Image credit: "Because of Zech Steger's wish we are thrilled to be able to provide you with the enclose uniforms.  We hope wearing them brings you many wins in the future and, more importantly, lots of fun on the court!  Go Mavericks!

“Because of Zech Steger’s wish we are thrilled to be able to provide you with the enclose uniforms. We hope wearing them brings you many wins in the future and, more importantly, lots of fun on the court! Go Mavericks!” Image credit: Dallas Jr. Wheelchair Mavericks

The fifth ranked Dallas Jr. Mavericks – white team has also been in the news recently when in December team member Zach Steger used his Makes-A-Wish for new jerseys for everyone on his wheelchair basketball team.

 

 

The full NWBA Junior ’10 rankings are:

1 Houston TIRR Hotwheels
2 Courage Center Jr. Timberwolves
3 Milwaukee Heat
4 Seattle Jr. Sonics
5 Dallas Jr. Mavericks – White
6 Grand Rapid Jr. Pacers
7 Utah Rush
8 Turnstone Flyers
9 Atlanta Jr. Wheelchair Hawks
10 Nebraska Red Dawgs
11 Tulsa Jammers
12 Phoenix Jr. Suns
13 LWSRA Falcons
14 Rockford Jr. Chariots
15 Parasport Spokane
16 Katie’s Komets- White
17 New Jersey Jr Nets
18 Rancho Renegades
19 Bennett Blazers
20 BORP Cruisers
21 Chicago Skyhawks
22 Lakeshore Lakers
23 Richmond Sportable Spokes
24 Mad City Badgers
25 Mississippi Wheelcats
26 Missouri Express
27 Jr. Sioux Wheelers
28 RHI Indy Racers
29 Courage Center Jr. Gophers
30 Michigan Rollin’ Pistons
31 Synergy Jr Bulls
32 Michigan Challengers
33 New York Rolling Furry
34 Southwest Jr Lobos
35 San Diego Hammer
36 Fairfax Falcons
37 Denver Jr. Nuggets
38 Achievement Center Cavaliers
39 GLASA Wave
40 Peoria Wildcats

 

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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