The Texas Stampede will open their 2020 campaign in Tampa Florida. The team will be playing in the division one Tampa invitational. This is a Premier division one tournament, said James Gumbert
We are excited to be able to work with our emerging athletes in tournaments like this. It truly shows what areas of need the individual athlete has and gives us enough time to work on direction and correction he went on to say.
It truly shows what areas of need the individual athlete has and gives us enough time to work on direction and correction, he went on to say.
The tournament schedule and daily updates can be found at www.fearthesteer.com.
Breaking – five members of the TEXAS STAMPEDE have been selected to the USAWR training squad for Tokyo 2020. Jeff Butler, Elizabeth Dunn, Joe Delagrave. Ray Hennagir, and Montrerius Hutcherson have been picked from a group of 37 candidates from across the United States.
Joe Delgrave who was selected as cocaptain for the squad said “it’s always an honor and privilege to be selected to the national team. I’m excited for the next 9 months and what this journey has to offer. Being selected as the co-captain is a great privilege and I am excited to do my part in leading this team to the top of the podium at Tokyo 2020”, he explained.
The five day tryout was held at the Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham Alabama. James Gumbert head coach of the Stampede and USAWR commented, “it was one of the most difficult trials we’ve ever had. The level of athletes and their skill sets impressed everyone on the committee. We had such a tough time choosing 16 when there were so many great candidates”.
The squad will get to work early in January with its first camp at Colorado Springs Colorado at the US Olympic Paralympic training center.
For more information on the Stampede go to www.fearthesteer.com.
This weekend 35 athletes from across the nation will travel to the Lakeshore Foundation Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Birmingham, AL, with hopes of trying out and making the 2020 US National Team Training Squad. Eight of those athletes are from our Stampede family.
When all said and done, 16 athletes will be selected to the training squad and eventually 12 who will represent the US in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.
This is a huge opportunity and honor for each athlete. We wish them all the best of luck! Go Stampede!