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U.S. Goalball Teams Announced For Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games


FORT WAYNE, INDIANA (June 9, 2021) – The United States Association of Blind Athletes has revealed the 12 athletes selected to represent Team USA at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in the sport of goalball. The announcement was made Wednesday at Turnstone Center, an official U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Site in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and home to the Goalball Center of Excellence and the USA Goalball Resident Athlete Training Program. Named to the men’s team were Zach Buhler (Huntington, Ind.), John Kusku (Commerce Township, Mich.), Tyler Merren (Coral Springs, Fla.), Matt Simpson (Smyrna, Ga.), Daryl Walker (Jacksonville, Fla.) and…  Read More

Goalball Gametime with Libby Daugherty


Libby Daugherty poses for a photo at the U.S. Paralympic Training Site at Turnstone in Fort Wayne, Indiana. (photo by Julie Larame) Libby Daugherty was introduced to goalball after being seen by a coach at a track and field event. Now, she is training with the USA Women's Goalball National Team in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as she finishes up her college courses in kinesiology with graduation in May. Find out more about this Paralympic hopeful from Texas in this Q&A: Q: How were you first exposed to goalball? At the age of 10, I was at a track and field-type…  Read More

Goalball Gametime with Amanda Dennis


Amanda Dennis poses for a photo at the U.S. Paralympic Training Site at Turnstone in Fort Wayne, Indiana. (photo by Julie Larame) Aiming for her third straight Paralympic Games, 27-year-old Amanda Dennis spent the past year getting married to German goalball player Michael Feistle and training for much of the year in Berlin. Find out more about this ambidextrous lover of sweets in this Q&A: Q: How were you first exposed to goalball? A: When I was little I played soccer for a season, because my older brother did that, and I wanted to be like him. I got enrolled…  Read More

Goalball Gametime with Josh Welborn


Josh Welborn makes a stop with his legs during the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (photo by Shannon Galea/Wheelchair Sports USA) Did you know Josh Welborn was a guitarist and singer in a "past life"? And that if he makes the U.S. Paralympic Team this year it won't be his first trip to Tokyo? Find out more about this entrepreneur and pizza lover in this Q&A: Q: How were you first exposed to goalball? A: I was first exposed to goalball by (seven-time Paralympian) Jen Armbruster when I was 6 years old at a sports camp for the…  Read More

Goalball Gametime with Lisa Czechowski


Lisa Czechowski at home at the U.S. Paralympic Training Site in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Lisa Czechowski has competed in the last five Paralympic Games, winning three medals in goalball and one in the discus. She has also added four world championship medals to her collection. Find out what has motivated Lisa during the pandemic, what living at the U.S. Paralympic Training Site in Fort Wayne means to her, and more in this Q&A: Q: How were you first exposed to goalball? A: I was exposed to goalball in high school by an adaptive physical education teacher from the New Jersey…  Read More

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