Courtesy of David Wallace/The Arizona Republic

Crack. Groans erupted from one team, shouts from the other as the hit reverberated through the nearly empty gym. The player grabbed the loose ball and blasted his wheelchair away down the court. He scored a point, and his three teammates cheered before quickly regrouping for the next play.

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KPNX NBC-12 coverage of USA Wheelchair Rugby

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