United States men's national goalball team

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United States men's national goalball team
Sport Goalball
League IBSA
DivisionMen
RegionIBSA America
Location United States
ColoursRed, white, blue
   
ChampionshipsParalympic Games medals:

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World Championship medals:

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Parent groupUnited States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA)
Website www.usaba.org

United States men's national goalball team is the men's national team of the United States. It takes part in international goalball competitions. Goalball is a team sport designed specifically for athletes with a vision impairment. The team can consist of up to six athletes, and three team staff when on court, and may also have team managers.

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Paralympic Games

1976 Toronto

The 1976 Summer Paralympics were held in Toronto, Canada. The team was one of seven teams participating, and they finished seventh overall.

1980 Arnhem

At the 1980 Summer Paralympic Games in Arnhem, Netherlands, twelve teams took part. The team finished second.

1984 New York

New York hosted the 1984 Summer Paralympics where thirteen teams participated and the team finished first. [1]

2008 Beijing

The team did not compete in 2008 Summer Paralympics, from 6 to 17 September 2008, in the Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium 'bat wing' arena, Beijing, China.There were twelve men's and eight women's teams.

Athletes were: Steve Denuyl, Chris Dodds, Tyler Merren, Donte Mickens, Edward Munro, Daryl Walker. Coaching staff: Thomas Parrigin, Michael Lege', John Potts.

2016 Rio de Janeiro

The team competed in the 2016 Summer Paralympics, with competitionfrom Thursday 8 September to finals on Friday 16 September 2016, in the temporary Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There were ten men's and ten women's teams (a decrease of two men's teams from past years). [2]

Athletes were: Andy Jenks, Tyler Merren, Daryl Walker, John Kusku, Joseph Hamilton, and Matt Simpson, with coaches Michael Lege' and Matthew Boyle.

The following is the United States roster in the men's goalball tournament of the 2016 Summer Paralympics. [3]

No.PlayerClassDate of birth (age)
1 Andy Jenks B3 (1990-09-21)September 21, 1990 (aged 25)
2 Tyler Merren B2 (1984-05-29)May 29, 1984 (aged 32)
3 Daryl Walker B2 (1981-12-29)December 29, 1981 (aged 34)
4 John Kusku B2 (1984-08-06)August 6, 1984 (aged 32)
5 Joseph Hamilton B1 (1978-09-06)September 6, 1978 (aged 38)
7 Matt Simpson B1 (1990-03-30)March 30, 1990 (aged 26)
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 44003522+1312 Quarter-finals
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States 42022118+36
3Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 4202202336
4Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 4103252833
5Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 41032434103

2020 Tokyo

The team competed in the 2020 Summer Paralympics, with competition from Wednesday 25 August to finals on Friday 3 September 2021, in the Makuhari Messe arena, Chiba, Tokyo, Japan. Members were: Zach Buhler, John Kusku, Tyler Merren, Matt Simpson, Daryl Walker Calahan Young, with coaches Keith Young and James Wallace.

The following is the United States roster in the men's goalball tournament of the 2020 Summer Paralympics. [4]

No.PlayerClassDate of birth (age)
1 Daryl Walker B2 (1981-12-29)December 29, 1981 (aged 39)
2 Tyler Merren B2 (1984-05-29)May 29, 1984 (aged 37)
4 John Kusku B2 (1984-08-06)August 6, 1984 (aged 37)
7 Matt Simpson B1 (1990-03-30)March 30, 1990 (aged 31)
5 Zachary Buhler B2 (1997-01-05)January 5, 1997 (aged 24)
6 Calahan Young B2 (1995-02-23)February 23, 1995 (aged 26)
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 43013715+229 Quarter-finals
2Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 43013517+189
3Flag of the United States.svg  United States 42022535106
4Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 4112243174
5Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 40132043231
Source: TOCOG
Round-robin
26 August 2021
13:15
United States  Flag of the United States.svg8–6Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Makuhari Messe, Tokyo
Referees: Reza Dehghan (Iran), Robert Avery (Great Britain)
Young 4
Merren 1
Simpson 1
Walker 1
Sousa 1 (o.g.)
Report Moreno 3
Sousa 2
Marques 1
27 August 2021
13:15
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg11–1Flag of the United States.svg  United States Makuhari Messe, Tokyo
Referees: Reza Dehghan (Iran), Woradet Kultawongwattana (Thailand)
Sano 6
Miyajiki 3
Kaneko 2
Report Walker 1
29 August 2021
17:30
Algeria  Flag of Algeria.svg5–13Flag of the United States.svg  United States Makuhari Messe, Tokyo
Referees: Romualdas Vaitiekus (Lithuania), Warrick Jackes (Australia)
Belhouchat 4
Larbi 1
Report Young 8
Simpson 3
Walker 2
30 August 2021
13:15
United States  Flag of the United States.svg3–13Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania Makuhari Messe, Tokyo
Referees: Robert Avery (Great Britain), Bas Spaans (Netherlands)
Simpson 2
Young 1
Report Montvydas 5
Zibolis 4
Pavliukianec 2
Pazarauskas 2

World Championships

IBSA World Goalball Championships have been held every four years from 1978. The men's team has represented the USA for all these championships. Placing first, second or third in the tournament ensures a berth in the Paralympic Games goalball tournaments.

2018 Malmö

Representing the 2018 team for the championships were: Joe Hamilton, John Kusku, Grej Pesjaka, Daryl Walker, Josh Welborn and Calahan Young. Head coach was Matthew Boyle. Pesjaka, Welborn and Young were new to the team. Former national goalball high-performance director John Potts was appointed as team leader for both the men's and women's teams. [5]

Competitive history

See also

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References

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