Wheechair Rugby: Hard-hitting, murderball action at TO2015!

Wheechair Rugby: Hard-hitting, murderball action at TO2015!

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Parapan Am TORONTO 2015 When people come to watch our sport, the first time they come they think its amazing. Its hard-hitting, its loud. I guarantee a lot of entertainment. You can hit any player at any time with or without the ball; chair-to-chair contact. (David Willsie) So, you gotta have your head on a swivel. Its fast, its fun. It reminds me a lot of hockey, just with all the contact and everything. If they’re coming to hit you, it’s a little intimidating at times, but…that’s why we do it. (Zak Madell) It’s a sport with a lot of action and a lot of physical contact. (Patrice “Pico” Degenais) I guarantee that you’re going to enjoy yourself if you come see us play. We need you supporting us so that we can win the Gold medal. All the national team players are here playing for their respective provinces. We go hard against each other, and then after the game we’re buddies again, but not during. Yeah, it always fun, you know to get to play your teammates. (Cody Caldwell) We practice together all year, but, to get a competitive game and to really go at it, it’s a lot of fun. That being said, I mean, we’re all friends off the court so, you gotta take what happens on the floor and put it aside after the game. We’re all working together for the same goal and that’s to win a Gold medal at the PanAm and at the Paralympics in Rio. We don’t get the chance to play big tournaments in front of friends and family so, it’s going to be a really exciting time. The guys are pumped! It’s the USA…I mean they’re one of the top teams, they’re always going for gold, so its always one of our main rivals. It’s easy to get up for it and its always a good game. The history between the two…we’re usually in the top three teams in the world, always at world rankings. So yeah, there’s nothing left after that game. Definitely a team we want to beat, but we can’t look the other teams off either. There’s Brazil that’s coming up, who is playing really well, and so is Argentina, so we just got to make sure we win all of our games. We’d like to invite everyone from the Toronto region in Ontario… …to come support us and cheer us on at the Parapan American Games in Toronto in 2015. You’re really going to enjoy this experience. Parapans, 2015, Wheelchair Rugby…it’s fast and hard-hitting. If you’re Canadian, you’ve gotta get out there…you’ll love it. TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games (TORONTO2015.org)

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