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21 October 2013

United States secures Gold at IWRF Americas Championship

USA cemented their position as the world’s best wheelchair rugby team by winning a third successive IWRF Americas Championship on Saturday (19 October) at the Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama.

 

In winning gold, USA defeated Canada 63-40 to finish the competition undefeated and secure a small amount of revenge for their shock semi-final loss to Canada at London 2012.

 

The defending world champions never looked troubled in the final and led 34-25 at half-time.

 

A spirited rivalry has formed since Canada beat the United States 50-49 knocking them out of the gold medal game in the 2012 Summer Paralympics. The US team got a rapid eight-goal lead and Canada trailed the entire game.
 

"Three tournaments this summer, three gold medals. @usawchrugby=#1 team in the world! Love this team,” USA player Chuck Aoki tweeted shortly after the game.

 

In the bronze medal match, Rio 2016 Paralympic Games host Brazil defeated Argentina 67-44.

 

Five teams – Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia and USA – took part in the competition which started on Wednesday 16 October and served as a qualifier for the 2014 IWRF World Championships, which will be held in Denmark.

 

Americas Championship Results
2013 - Birmingham, Alabama USA

United States - Gold

Canada - Silver

Brazil - Bronze

Argentina - 4th Place

Colombia - 5th Place

2013 Americas Championship Team

Best Low Pointers

1.0 - Trevor Hirschfield - Canada
1.0 - Chad Cohn - United States

1.0 - Carlos Neme - Colombia

Best Mid Pointer

2.0 - Derrick Helton - United States

Best High Pointer

3.0 - Chuck Aoki - United States

MVP

3.5 - Zak Madell - Canada

Full results are as follows:
 
IWRF 2013 Americas Championship Results
Lakeshore Foundation - Birmingham, Alabama

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Time

Center Court

Score

Court One

Score

3:00 PM

Opening Ceremony 

4:00 PM

USA vs. ARG

61-14

CAN vs. BRA

79-31

Thursday, October 17, 2013 

 

10:00 AM

COL vs. USA

18-57

 

 

11:00 AM

   

ARG vs. CAN

12-84

1:00 PM

BRA vs. USA

32-72

 

 

3:00 PM

Open Court

 

CAN vs. COL

76-13

4:00 PM

BRA vs. ARG

57-27

 

 

Friday, October 18, 2013

10:00 AM

   

ARG vs. COL

46-42

11:00 AM

USA vs. CAN

53-44

 

 

1:00 PM

COL vs. BRA

49-62

 

 

3:30 PM

CAN vs. BRA

70-36

USA vs. ARG

52-26

Saturday, October 19, 2013

10:00 AM

Bronze - ARG vs. BRA

44-67

 

 

11:30 AM

Gold -  CAN vs. USA

40-63

 

 

 

Americas Championship Results
2013 - Birmingham, Alabama USA

United States - Gold

Canada - Silver

Brazil - Bronze

Argentina - 4th Place

Colombia - 5th Place

 
2011 - Bogota, Colombia

United States - Gold

Canada - Silver

Brazil - Bronze

Argentina - 4th Place

Colombia - 5th Place

Mexico - 6th Place

 

2009 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

United States - Gold

Canada - Silver

Argentina - Bronze

Brazil - 4th Place