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Goalball Gametime with Matt Simpson


Matt Simpson (r) and teammate Tyler Merren combine to make a stop during the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru (photo by Shannon Galea/Wheelchair Sports USA) A recent law school graduate now working in a law firm...a husband...a new father...oh, and also training to represent Team USA at his second Paralympic Games in Tokyo this summer. You could say that Matt Simpson is a busy man. Find out more about Matt and what keeps him motivated in this Q&A: Q: How did you get started in goalball, and what sports did you play before? How did they help you…  Read More

Goalball Gametime with Asya Miller


Photo credit: Julie Larame Asya Miller is aiming to represent Team USA at an astounding sixth-straight Paralympic Games this August in Tokyo. In her five previous Paralympic Games, Asya has earned four medals. Her first medal, a bronze, came as a track and field athlete in the discus throw at the Sydney 2000 Games. The other three Paralympic medals all came in goalball, winning silver in 2004, gold in 2008, and bronze in 2016. Asya has also competed internationally in powerlifting. Find out more about Asya, including her fondness for tater tots and dinosaurs, in this Q&A: Q: How were…  Read More

Goalball Gametime with Daryl Walker


Photo credit: Shannon Galea, Wheelchair Sports USA As a kid, Daryl Walker dreamed about playing basketball and teaming up with Kobe Bryant. Since discovering goalball and making his first national team in 2003 when he was 21, Daryl has competed in 12 countries, won five national championships, and competed in two Paralympic Games, winning a silver medal in 2016. In the past year alone, he got married and became a certified yoga instructor. Find out more about Daryl in this Q&A: Q: How did you get started in goalball, and what sports did you play before? How did they help…  Read More

USABA Announces 2020 Hall of Fame Class


The United States Association of Blind Athletes is pleased to announce the members of the Class of 2020 who will be inducted into the USABA Hall of Fame. This year’s class is comprised of three athletes, one team, a coach and a special contributor, and were selected from a pool of nominations received during the open nominating period, and decided upon by the USABA Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The 2020 inductee list includes athletes Cody Colchado (powerlifting), Patti Egensteiner (athletics) and Tim Willis (distance running), the 2008 U.S. Women’s Paralympic Goalball Team, coach Angelo Montagnino and special contributor Dan…  Read More

The Unshakeable Focus of Josh Welborn and USA Men’s Goalball


article courtesy of International Blind Sports Federation Josh Welborn throws the goalball at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games. Photo by Mark Reis At the tender age of 22, Josh Welborn has seen his fair share of success on the goalball court. Having been part of the silver medal-winning team at last year’s Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, where he led the U.S. team with 19 goals, Welborn is now one of the team's hopefuls heading to next year’s Paralympic Games. As a finance student at the University of Utah, Welborn’s love and passion for the sport bodes well for the…  Read More

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