WDSRA?s Windy City Warriors Place Fourth at Nationals PDF Print E-mail
The Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) Windy City Warriors took fourth place in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s (NWBA) Junior Varsity Championship held this past weekend (March 7-9th) in Omaha Nebraska.

The Warriors won their first two games against the Houston Hotwheels and Wisconsin’s Mad City Badgers.  Once in the final four, they lost to the Charlotte Bobcats.  The final playoff game against the Grand Rapids Pacers was tight with it coming down to the last 2 minutes of the game.  The Pacers beat out the Warriors by three points.  A total of 16 teams qualified for nationals.

“This has been a terrific season.  We loss the majority of our seasoned players at the end of last year,” recaps Trent Thenhaus, WDSRA adapted sports and recreation coordinator.  “We came into the season knowing that we were a young team.  These guys really stepped up.  I am thrilled with were we ended our season and look forward to a strong season next year.”


In addition, WDSRA Warrior John Ruiz was named to the all tournament team. Ruiz is the only returning player. For more information about the Warriors or the tournament, contact Trent Thenhaus, WDSRA adapted sports and recreation coordinator at 630-681-0962 ext. 114.

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