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Welcome to FearTheSteer.com - home of the Texas Stampede, the 2004, 2005 and 2008 Division I USQRA National Champions and 2004 & 2005 USQRA Mountain Sectional Champions. The Texas Stampede is a wheelchair (quad) rugby team located in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1998, the ever changing squad of athletes and staff is a performance-based team committed to excellence in it's highest form.

The Texas Stampede is a wheelchair rugby team located in the heart of Central Texas. As a organization the Stampede relies on sponsorships and donations to cover operating costs, travel expenses and equipment needs. Founded 17 years ago, the ever changing squad of athletes and staff has been committed to excellence in its purest form. In addition to being a performance based team, the Stampede has worked to positively change the lives of individuals with disabilities through athletics, leadership and peer counseling.

 

Recent Player Profile News

Texas Seeded 4th at 2018 National Championships

04/09/2018, 11:30am CDT
By The Herd

Stampede ready for Big Dance

The Texas Stampede have been seeded 4th at the 2018 National Championships. The team will be attending their 20th Championship berth in their 21 year history.

"We are motivated heading in to nationals this year" said Coach James Gumbert. "We have an excellent team with good focus at the moment, and are expecting everyone to step up and compete for the title".

Follow the Championship April 19-21 at @TexasStampede and at www.fearthesteer.com

Texas Takes Third at Mountain Sectionals

03/22/2018, 9:00am CDT
By Daniel Curtis

Stampede advances to 2018 National Championship in April

The Texas stampe traveled to the University of Arizona Tucson last weekendto compete in the 2018 mountain sectionals. 

 

Six athletes arrived early Friday morning to take in some Tucson sun and get their equipment ready for competition on Saturday. The stampede came out against defending national champs phoenix heat and held them point for point until the fourth quarter. Ultimately, the stampede fell by 51 to 54.

 

The second game that day would put the stampede against the top-seeded U of A Wildcat collegiate rugby team. Again, the stampede took an early lead but things turned around late in the 2nd quarter. Stampede ended up dropping this game 60 to 49.

 

“Due to the cost of airfare this week, our full squad wasn’t able to travel so we don’t have the depth on our bench that we usually do “said Symmons. 

 

On Sunday morning the stampede faced the Denver harlequin squad and was able to edge out at one point victory despite our import 3.5 Moylan destroying his front caster halfway through the third quarter. Great job by our equipment team to take advantage of the bench time out to get that fixed as quickly as possible. 

 

“I was very impressed at how well we were able to run with these guys considering we were missing a starter and our head coach. I think it’s a good sign going to nationals and I really think we have a shot at this” said assistant coach/player Gabriel Garcia. 

Ultimately, all four teams were to qualify for nationals so the tournament, though not necessary, was a great opportunity to assess the top competition going into nationals next month.

Texas Competes in Mile High Classic

03/18/2018, 10:00pm CDT
By Daniel Curtis

Stampede development side brings home 3rd

The Stampede climbed high to Denver last week for the 5 team Mile High Mayham tournament. Texas came out strong against the Boise bombers led by  former USA player Cory but fell short by score of 48-44. They were able to rebound and defeat Phoenix 61-47 to end the day 1-1. 
 
Many teams, including the Stampede, were without some starters as team USA prepared to travel across the pond for a tough test against the worlds best teams in Leicester UK for the Quad national tournament. 
 
Saturday would put the Texas stampede against two different Denver squads. Led by Moyland, the stampede would win their first game 57-50 but the home crowd proved to be too much as the burnt orange lost the second game by a score of 47-38. “This was another great tournament to get more court time for our developing players “, said player coach Gabe Garcia. 
 
Sunday would have Texas play Phoenix again for 3rd place. The Stampede was able to rise to the occasion and went home with the third-place trophy.
 
Thank you to Craig hospital and the community in Denver for hosting such a great tournament and we can’t wait to go back next year.

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