The CanAm Rugby Tournament is hosting the 2nd Annual Quad Rugby Tournament for Thursday, July 31st and Friday, August 1st at the 41st Annual CanAm Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake.
Quad rugby, aka Wheelchair Rugby, features paralympic athletes who deliver the intensity, determination, and physical exertion/entertainment rugby is legendary for. It is the very game showcased in the famous documentary Murderball. This year’s bracket has more than doubled from last year’s and will be co-ed. Teams include the Montreal Maniacs, Quebec Nitros, Ottawa Stingers, Connecticut Yankees, Northeast Passage Wildcats, and the Western New York Wreckers.
All games are at the North Country Community College (NCCC) gymnasium and free to the public. In addition to the annual Friday night 7:00 pm Battle Across Borders Extravaganza featuring some of the top quad rugby players on the planet, games begin Thursday, July 31 at 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and resume Friday at 9:30 am through 4:30 pm, culminating with our first ever Quad Rugby Clinic from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The clinic is designed to give the public a chance to meet these incredible athletes and allow eligible area and/or visiting athletes to see if they qualify for and have what it takes to become a quad rugby player. Check out the custom-designed wheelchairs for attack and defense of this co-ed international paralympic sport.
The Quad Rugby Tournament is sponsored by NCCC, Paul Smith’s College, St.Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center, Taylor Rental, and Canterbury Rugby of New Zealand. Come see another chapter in the rival of the titans of Quad Rugby, USA and Canada, at the CanAm Rugby Tournament July 31 and August 1 in Saranac Lake.