Wheelchair Basketball - Team Canada

Team Canada Men's Results

Opponent Event Date Result
Japan Aug 30 W - 68-53
Great Britain Aug 31 W - 70-54
Poland Sept 1 W - 83-65
Germany Sept 2 W - 73-66
Colombia Sept 3 W - 68-42
Spain - Qtr Final Sept 5 W - 77-51
Great Britain - Semi Final Sept 6 L - 52-69
Australia - Gold Medal Match Sept 8 W - 64-58 - GOLD!

Team Canada Women's Results

Opponent Event Date Result
Netherlands Aug 31 L - 70-59
Australia Sept 1 W - 57-50
Brazil Sept 2 W - 65-51
Great Britain Sept 3 W - 67-50
USA - Qtr Final Sept 4 L - 55-67
Mexico - Class Crossover Sept 6 W - 74-53
China - Class Playoff Sept 7 L - 70-73

Tracey Ferguson

Tracey FergusonTracey Ferguson has been a member of five Paralympic Teams and is no newcomer to high performance sport on the world stage. As a key member of the gold medal-winning wheelchair basketball teams in 1992, 1996, 2000 and of the bronze medal-winning team in 2004, she knows what it takes to reach the podium.

Always a competitor, Ferguson notes that she grew up playing street hockey and competing in everything she did, including “Easter egg hunts.” Her competitive spirit and love of winning fuelled her dream of one day representing Canada on the Olympic Podium.

That dream wasn’t derailed by a spinal surgery that left her paralyzed at the age of nine. Four years later, Ferguson returned to competitive sport when she discovered wheelchair athletics through a local fitness centre. Her dream of standing on the podium and representing Canada at the international level was renewed. Read complete bio at http://www.wheelchairbasketball.ca/Tracey_Ferguson.aspx

Adam Lancia

Adam LanciaLancia began shooting hoops in 1989 after discovering wheelchair basketball at Variety Village, a local community centre in his hometown of Toronto, ON. He grew up playing with the Variety Village club and ultimately made his way to the Canadian national team.

Lancia made his Team Canada debut in 1997 at the first-ever Junior Men’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in front of a hometown crowd in Toronto, ON. Lancia and his teammates won the gold medal and successfully defended their title at the next edition of the tournament in 2001.

He joined the Sr. Men’s National Team in May 2001, and would eventually help Canada claim gold at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens as well as silver at the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008. Read complete bio at http://www.wheelchairbasketball.ca/Adam_Lancia.aspx

Brandon Wagner

Brandon WagnerBrandon Wagner was introduced to wheelchair basketball in his hometown of Burlington, ON, where he learned to appreciate the uniqueness of the game.

He is a competitive person who enjoys the physicality involved and the challenge of matching up against bigger and stronger players. Given the opportunity he will thrive on the defensive mistakes of his opponents. Brandon is a good team player who rises to the challenge of becoming the best in the world.

Brandon’s progress in the sport has been rapid. He began with the Burlington Vipers club team and made the Men’s U23 National Team in 2005. Before long he was accepted to play at the University of Illinois where he won the collegiate championships in 2008. In 2009, he was named Student-Athlete of the Year. Read complete bio at http://www.wheelchairbasketball.ca/Brandon_Wagner.aspx

Patrick Anderson

Patrick AndersonPatrick Anderson is largely considered to be the best wheelchair basketball player in the world and one of the greatest to have ever played the game. His talents on and off the court have garnered him international fame as a great role model and fabulous ambassador of the sport. He is well known for his basketball flair and charismatic personality.

With Paralympic aspirations fuelling his competitive fire, Anderson worked his way up to the National Team in 1997. He also earned a wheelchair basketball scholarship to the University of Illinois.

Anderson wasted little time making a name for himself on the international stage. His exceptional talents, unmistakable style, and dangerous combination of height and speed were on full display as he led the Canadian Junior Men’s National Team to back-to-back World Championships in 1997 and 2001. He was named the most valuable player of both tournaments. Read complete bio at http://www.wheelchairbasketball.ca/Patrick_Anderson.aspx