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USA team announced for 2015 IWAS World Junior Games

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Last night, Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports, USA announced the team selected to compete at the 2015 IWAS World Junior Games which are scheduled to get underway in Stadskanaal, Netherlands from July 2 to 8. Sports on the program include amputee football, athletics, swimming and archery.



Those selected include Nicholas Badeaux, Mark Braun, Curran Brown, Phillip Croft, Trey Davis, Brendan Driscoll, Lauren Gates, Katrina Gerhard, Sam Grewe, Garrison Hayes, Aubrey Headon, Miguel Jimenez-Vargara, Eric Johnson, Spencer Kimbro, Stephen Koziel, Jessica Larsen, Michael Magin, Amanda Malawski, Stephanie Marquez, Kevin Messner, Mitchell Miles, Isaiah Rigo, Elisabet Ruiz-Torres, Daniel Velasquez, and Amy Watt. Noah Barbnecht and Cierra Belsan were selected as alternatives.


Many of the athletes selected competed at the 2014 USA National Junior Disability Championships. Archer Ruiz-Torres won the cadet event as a member of the North Jersey Navicators PSC. ST class Belsan won the junior archery event using a compound bow. Belsan is a member of the Arizona Heat. Swimming while representing the Georgia Blazers, S10 classified Davis had seven first place finishes including in the 100 meter backstroke, 100 meter freestyle, 200 meter freestyle, 4 x 50 meter IM, 50 M backstroke, 50 meter fly and 50 meter freestyle.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 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. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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