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WCMX World Championships: Kimberly Ocampo
Audrey Nissen

One week ago, Kimberly Ocampo would not have believed she’d be competing in the qualifying rounds at the RISE Adaptive Sports 2016 WCMX World Championships


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RISE Adaptive Sports 2016 WCMX World Championships
More than 80 athletes from across the globe recently met in Texas for the RISE Adaptive Sports 2016 WCMX World Championships. Here, program manager Beth Foster talks about the sport of WCMX, or wheelchair skating and the rules of competition
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Calif., resident Robert Thompkins hits the rainbow rail during the RISE Adaptive Sports 2016 WCMX World Championships. (Photo Christopher DiVirgilio).

March 2016 Table of Contents

Lacrosse Sticks Out

Over the past seven years, the action-packed, fast-paced sport of wheelchair lacrosse has started to come into its own.

Rio Water Worries

The Rio de Janeiro Paralympics are only six months away and there's serious concern over dirty and infected water that’s set to host events, such as the swimming portion of the paratriathlon.

Get Your Motor Runnin'

With adaptive off-road vehicles, people with spinal-cord injury and disease can find an outlet that brings freedom and fun.

Shifting Gears

Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports USA is getting a makeover as Adaptive Sports USA. Entering its 60th year, the nonprofit is ready to focus on the future of adaptive sports competition while honoring achievements of the past.

Also in this issue:

Look, Ma! No Hands!

Segway yourself to a hands-free, battery-powered wheelchair

U.S. Women's Team At 11

Eleven members picked for Paralympic women's wheelchair basketball team

U.S. Men's Team Trimmed

Wheelchair basketball roster has one more cut before final 2016 Paralympic team named

U.S. National Cycling Team Named

Five world title winners head team

U.S. Repeats At World Hockey Challenge

Josh Pauls nets another overtime game-winner

NWSA Names Team USA

National Wheelchair Softball Association announces first Team USA

U.S. National Track and Field Team Named

Former Sports 'N Spokes Junior Athlete of the Year award winner Raymond Martin leads the way

Powerlifter Felipe Dies

Joseano Felipe passes Jan. 27

Sydney Open Champs

Peifer, Griffioen and Alcott emerge as individual wheelchair tennis champs

Great Britain Nets History

Country shares European Tennis Trophy with the Netherlands

Griffioen Repeats

Jiske Griffioen nets another Australian Open women's wheelchair singles title

March Spokes Stars

Pauls, Reid and Landeros earn honors

Going Dutch

's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, will host three archery championships in 2019

Madison To Host Junior Nationals

Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals will take place July 16-22 in Wisconsin

NVWG Registration

National Veterans Wheelchair Games registration closes April 15

Molten Makes It

NWBA chooses Molten as its official basketball

Arena Unveiled

Carioca Arena 1 opened in January

New Development Program

U.S. Paralympics launches The American Development Model for Paralympic Sport

Kaiser Honored

Emmy Kaiser named Professional Tennis Registry 2015 Female Player of the Year

Letters

Readers share thoughts on Tim Nugent

Focusin On Water

Water troubles could affect Paralympians' performance



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