USA

The Americans are the defending Canada Cup champions and bring a very balanced team to the 2018 Canada Cup. Nine of their twelve team members have Paralympic experience led by 2016 Canada Cup MVP Chuck Aoki. Look for the Americans to spread out their attack and share the ball as they aim to claim a sixth Canada Cup.

History at the Canada Cup

The United States have competed at 5 Canada Cups and have won all five, only losing one match during that time.

2016: 1st 2012: 1st
2008: 1st 2006: 1st
2004: 1st  

Team Highlights

2018:-1st Quad Nations, Leicester, Great Britain
2016: 2nd- Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015: 2nd- Parapan Am Games, Toronto, Canada
2014: 3rd- World Championships, Odense, Denmark
2012: 3rd- Paralympic Games, London, Great Britain
2010: 1st- World Championships, Richmond, Canada
2008: 1st- Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
2006: 1st- World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand
2000- 1st - Paralympic Games, Sydney, Australia

Team Staff

Head Coach: James Gumbert
Assistant Coach: Sue Tucker
Team Leader: Mandy Goff
Team Staff (Equipment): Chuck French
Team Staff (Medical): Jim Murdock
Team Staff (Support): Lexi Coon
Other: Sharon Moskowitz
Other: Meg Smith

Team Roster

#5: Chuck Aoki

Age: 26
Class: 3.0
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
On National Team Since: 2009
Club Team: Minnesota Wheelchair Rugby Club
Favorite Rugby Memory:
Winning the 2010 World Championship.

#6: Jeffrey Butler

Age: 27
Class: 0.5
Hometown: Austin, Texas
On National Team Since: 2015
Club Team: Texas Stampede
Favorite Rugby Memory:
Silver medal at the 2016 Paralympics

#8: Ernie Chun

Age: 36
Class: 2.0
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
On National Team Since: 2013
Club Team: Phoenix Heat
Favorite Rugby Memory:
Being named to the national team for the first time in 2013

#12: Chad Cohn

Age: 34
Class: 1.0
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Club Team: University of Arizona Wildcats
Favorite Rugby Memory:
Winning the 2010 World Championship

#15: Jake Daily

Class: 2.5
Hometown: Lakewood, Colorado
On National Team Since: 2017
Club Team: Denver Harlequins

#14: Joe Delagrave

Age: 32
Class: 2.0
Hometown: Holmen, Wisconsin
On National Team Since: 2009
Club Team: Minnesota Wheelchair Rugby Club
Favorite Rugby Memory:
Winning the 2010 World Championships

#11: Lee Fredette

Age: 35
Class: 1.0
Hometown: East Moriches, New York
On National Team Since: 2016
Club Team: University of Arizona Wildcats
Favorite Rugby Memory:
Being named to the 2016 Paralympic team.

#13: Talbot Kennedy

Age: 32
Class: 1.5
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
On National Team Since: 2017
Club Team: Shepherd Smash

#2: Charles Melton

Age: 39
Class: 2.0
Hometown: Richview, Illinois
On National Team Since: 2012
Club Team: St. Louis Spartans
Favorite Rugby Memory:
Having my family in Rio to watch the games.

#22: Matt Millstead

Age: 40
Class: 1.0
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Club Team: Grand Rapids Thunder
Favorite Rugby Memory:
Making the national team and winning the national championship in the same year.

Adam Scaturro

Age: 39
Hometown: Lakewood, Colorado
Club Team: Denver Harlequins
Favorite Rugby Memory:
Winning the 2010 World Championships

#10: Josh Wheeler

Age: 37
Class: 2.5
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
On National Team Since: 2009
Club Team: University of Arizona Wildcats
Favorite Rugby Memory:
Winning the 2018 USQRA Championships with my loved ones there.