Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center will play host to nation’s the Top 16 wheelchair rugby teams at the 2017 United States Quad Rugby Association National Championship Tournament, April 20-22, 2017.
The tournament is presented by Vantage Mobility International of Phoenix, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of wheelchair van conversions. Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center is located at 5031 E. Washington St.
Tournament teams will be seeded in two divisions following regional and sectional tournaments in February and March across the country involving 45 teams in eight divisions. At the national tournament, teams will compete in preliminary round robin formats with national champions to be determined through single elimination contests in the final round.
The defending 2016 Division I national champions are the Texas Stampede from Cedar Park, Texas, while the Brooks Bandits from Atlantic Beach, Fla. are the defending Division II champions.
The Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center is a 45,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility located in Phoenix., Formerly Arizona Bridge to Independent Living, Ability360 continues a 35-year tradition of empowering programs for people with all disabilities.
The United States Quad Rugby Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit which provides oversight, development and administration to the sport of wheelchair rugby across the United States.
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