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Nominations Now Being Accepted For 2014 Sports 'n Spokes Athlete of the Year

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Sports 'n Spokes Junior Athlete of the Year. This honor is given to a a junior athlete age 18 or younger. In order to nominate a deserving  athlete, go to http://pvamag.com/sns/community/nominate_jr_athlete/ and complete the online form. The deadline for submission is 

June 15, 2014

42nd Annual Mid Atlantic Games in Richmond VA a big success!

Kudos to the folks at Sportable in Richmond VA for the outstanding job hosting the 42nd Annual Mid Atlantic Games April 4th - 6th on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University and multiple community facilities.  Great job by first time Games Director Becky Lehman and Executive Director Kristen Lessig and her staff!  The community support for this Games and the program is commendable and WASUSA looks forward to supporting Sportable in the future to make the Mid Atlantic Games the best around!

  • Cindy Housner, 2013 recipient of the Jan Elix Award
    Cindy Housner, 2013 recipient of the Jan Elix Award

Congratulations 2014 IWAS World Junior Games Team! 

Stoke Mandeville, UK - August 3-7, 2014

WASUSA will once again take a team to the IWAS World Junior Games. Athletes from around the world will compete in Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Paratriathlon, Powerlifting, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis and Wheelchair Fencing. WASUSA is excited to announce the team of athletes and staff that will represent the United States of America!


Athletes Selected                                                                                              Staff Selected

  1. James Adams
  2. Megan Absten
  3. Michael Assefa
  4. Nicholas Badeaux
  5. Kristian Bellard
  6. Ja-Que Billingsley
  7. Mark Braun
  8. Curran Brown
  9. AJ Digby
  10. Erik Doty
  11. Brendan Driscoll
  12. Lauren Gates
  13. Kyle Gribble
  14. Alexa Halko
  15. Garrison Hayes
  16. Aubrey Headon
  17. Jessica Heims

  1. Desmond Jackson
  2. Anastazia Kohout
  3. Stephen Koziel
  4. Jessica Larsen
  5. Amanda Malawski
  6. Stephanie Marquez
  7. Mitchell Miles
  8. Nishan Patel
  9. Bryan Powell
  10. Jessica Rogers
  11. Daniel Romanchuk
  12. Isaiah Rigo
  13. Elisabet Ruiz-Torres
  14. Matthew Tohon
  15. Daniel Velasquez
  16. Alexander Xue

  • Team Leader: Barbara Chambers
  • Asst Team Leader: Tomie Zuchetto
  • Medical: Dr. David Driscoll
  • Archery Head Coach: Ken Bagala
  • Archery Asst Coach/Field Asst Coach: Tim Baumgarten
  • Swim Head Coach & Paratri Head Coach: Glen O'Sullivan
  • Ambulatory Track & Field Head Coach: Dave Bogenschutz
  • Wheelchair Track & Field Head Coach & Powerlifting Head Coach: Mike Burns

WASUSA Welcomes Mike Mushett as Executive Director

Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports USA is pleased to announce the hiring of Mike Mushett as the new Executive Director of the organization. Mike will be tasked with leading the ongoing programming initiatives, including the expansion of chapters and regional membership, the implementation of the Disabled Youth Sports Initiative, developing new funding sources and many other assignments.

Mike has a long history within the disabled sports movement and brings a wealth of experience to his new job. He started as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in Michigan more than 35 years ago. Most recently, Mike comes to WASUSA from US Paralympics where he was the Director of Sport Outreach and Development. He has also held key administrative positions with BlazeSports, the United States Cerebral Palsy Athletic Association and Georgia State University. Mike also served as the Chief Games Operating Officer for the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. 

Mike’s official duties will begin on February 1, 2014. WASUSA is excited by the opportunities that the addition of Mike Mushett represents to the organization. If you would like to contact Mike, his new email address is mmushett@wasusa.org. Welcome Mike!

2014 WASUSA Membership

...OR...                         Download the 2014 Membership Form and mail to WASUSA

 This year, we are excited to announce the following: membership benefits:

 

  1. For the first time, we are offering multiple-year national (full) memberships
  2. All national members will be eligible to receive a subscription to Sports 'n Spokes at a 40% discount
  3. For the first time, all national (full)  members will be eligible for a membership drawing.  Our Board of Directors is awarding  $250.00 to 20 lucky general members to start up an Athlete Development Fund.  (eligible parents, coaches, officials and patrons winning may transfer their winnings to an athlete)
  4. Those choosing recreational membership will now be able to sign up online in advance of their regional meet.

 

For more information on membership, please review the Membership Q&A information page.

Looking to host a competition in 2014?

For sanctioning information and other resources to help you host a  meet in 2014, click here.

WASUSA Webstore!

The WASUSA webstore is up and running! If you're interested in getting WASUSA apparel and other goodies head on over to  http://www.cafepress.com/wasusashop

2014 National Junior Disability ChampionshipsTM

The 2014 NJDC will be held in Ames, IA July 5-12. For more information on the event, please go to  http://www.njdc2014.com/