Sharp Shadow 2.5 Rick Draney was named Athlete of the Year, Angle Seals was honored with the 1999 Spirit of Achievement Award, and Brad Mikkelsen received an engraved rugby ball honoring his ten years' service as USQRA commissioner.
For complete coverage of this tournament, see "The Ultimate Test," SPORTS 'N SPOKES (June 1999) and the USQRA Web site, www.quadrugby.com.
In recent years the United States Quad Rugby Association's (USQRA's) national tournament was a two-team race.
This year featured the strongest semifinal field in USQRA national tournament history.
Ibarra predicts there will be at least six new teams rostered with USQRA by next year.
The 1993 USQRA National Championships will be played April 1-4 at an as yet undecided location.
Terry Hanson, a 1B player for the Rolling Gophers and president of USQRA, said of his team's effort, "We played as a unit.
USQRA would be happy to supply a few experts to do commentary.