The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Adult Division National Championships tip-off this Fri., Mar. 31 at Wichita Hoops in Wichita, Kansas. 

A collection of decorated Paralympians and World Champions are set to compete for a national title in what promises to be a star-studded weekend of competition.

The event has attracted top-tier talent from around the country. Among the notable Paralympians competing are:

  • Pat Anderson (New York Rollin’ Knicks) 
  • Steve Serio (New York Rollin’ Knicks)
  • Matt Scott (Golden State Road Warriors) 
  • Trevon Jenifer (MedStar NRH Punishers) 
  • Brian Bell (Golden State Road Warriors)
  • Jorge Sanchez (Golden State Road Warriors) 
  • Ryan Neiswender (Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets) 
  • Paul Schulte (WWAR Generals)
  • Ian Lynch (Courage Kenny Rolling Timberwolves)
  • Aaron Gouge (Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks)
  • Gail Gaeng (Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets)

The tournament, which features 46 teams in total, will be divided into three divisions: Division I, Division II, and Division III. The FEBARISU Team, based out of Puerto Rico, will also participate in the event, with players from the Puerto Rico Wheelchair Basketball National Team.

All Adult Division national championship games will be held on Sun., April 2 on court eight and will be livestreamed on the NWBA Facebook Page. The championship games will start with the Division III Championship Game at 8 a.m., followed by the Division II Championship Game at 10 a.m. and the Division I Championship Game at 12 p.m.

The NWBA will livestream 13 tournament games occurring on court eight on the NWBA Facebook page, and all games will be saved on the NWBA Facebook page after they are complete for easy access.

Visit Wichita is hosting the event, while the Wichita Hoops will serve as the venue. The facility, which boasts a state-of-the-art 12-court basketball facility with over 100,000 feet of expansive hardwood basketball courts, also comes with other critical amenities, such as built-in shot clocks and scoreboards, as well as electronically adjustable rim heights for Junior Prep Division games.

The NWBA expressed excitement about the event, welcoming all athletes and showcasing the high level of talent participating in these national tournaments. While some athletes will return to defend a title in Wichita, others will visit for the first time, having not competed in this event in several years. The event promises to be an exciting showcase of skill, competition, and sportsmanship.