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2019 Team USA Wheelchair Softball members selected

By USA Wheelchair Softball, 04/05/19, 7:00AM CDT


The National Wheelchair Softball Association (NWSA) is very pleased and excited to have assembled this outstanding team of accomplished players to represent the United States and compete in the 2019 Wheelchair Softball World Series in Kansas City, Kansas and the 2019 Japanese National Wheelchair Softball Championships in Tokyo, Japan. This is only the fourth United States wheelchair softball team in NWSA’s 43-year history to compete in a foreign country.

The 2019 Team USA represents many of today’s most outstanding and accomplished players in wheelchair softball. The team and staff includes three members of NWSA’s Hall of Fame, player’s with twelve awards for Most Valuable Players of the Wheelchair Softball World Series(WSWS), and many all-tournament awards at the WSWS. The team will be coached and managed by Keith Wallace of the LWSRA Hawks. Sue Dineen, of LWSRA Hawks, will accompany the team as a staff member and Tom Pugil, NWSA and ASA umpire, will travel with the team to officiate and train umpires. Congratulations and here are the members of 2019 Team USA Wheelchair Softball:

2019 Team USA Wheelchair Softball

First Name: Last Name: Class NWSA Team: Years playing  City: State:
Ryan Anthony 3 Minnesota Rollin Twins 17 Marshall MN
Charles Armstead 2 San Antonio Parasports 2 Killeen TX
Doug Bargman 2 Nebraska Barons 11 Lincoln NE 
Terry Boyd 2 Columbus Reds 13 Dayton OH 
Paul Burley 1 Kansas City 20 Columbia MO
Ethan Eckelbarger 1Q Nebraska barons 3 Omaha NE
Jeffrey Garten 1Q Minnesota Flame Throwers 8 Bloomington MN
Brent Rasmussen 3 Nebraska Barons 17 Omaha NE
Greg Suing 2 Nebraska Barons 34 Elkhorn NE
John Teegarden 3 Kansas City Royals 12 Olathe KS
Joseph Wittkamp 1 Columbus Reds 23 Jackson OH 
Jeff Yackley 3 LWSRA Hawks 4 Lemont IL


Keith Wallace Coach LWSRA Hawks   Frankfort IL
Sue Dineen Mgr. LWSRA Hawks   Oak Lawn IL
Thomas Pugil Umpire     Houston TX

I want to thank and recognize NWSA’s Assistant Commissioner of International Development, Keith Wallace, for his continued extraordinary efforts in making this team a reality. This announcement will be published soon to NWSA’s Facebook page and Website. Congratulations again on your selection to NWSA’s 2019 Team USA Wheelchair Softball. Good luck!

Bruce Froendt
NWSA Commissioner