Posts by Christopher Di Virgilio

The Road to IWAS – Ming Davis

New York resident, Ming Davis, recalls his first track and field event ahead of the 2018 IWAS Junior World Games   Online Exclusive posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 – 10:51am   Run as fast as you can! Sound advice from a track and field event volunteer that served Ming Davis well during his first-ever track […]

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The Road to IWAS – Cody McCasland

Texas teen gets ready to represent the United States at the 2018 IWAS Youth Games   Online Exclusive posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 – 10:42am Breathe deeply and count backward from 100. Those are typically the words someone would hear before being put to sleep during a surgical procedure.   For 16-year-old Cody McCasland, those […]

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The Road to IWAS – Josh Winsper

From field of dreams to international track and field athlete, one Rochester resident is about to take center stage at the IWAS Youth Games   Online Exclusive posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 – 10:52am By Jenna Ciccotelli Josh Winsper was a baseball player. He had every intention of continuing his childhood baseball career at Old […]

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The Road to IWAS – Mikayla Chandler

More than 20 athletes are getting ready to head to Ireland to represent the USA at the 2018 IWAS Youth Games.   Online Exclusive posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – 10:19am By Jenna Ciccotelli Sometimes, a little peer pressure can be a good thing. Just ask 17-year-old Mikayla Chandler, one of 29 athletes headed to […]

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Mother’s Day Then and Now

A mother and daughter share their perspectives on life with a spinal-cord injury throughout the years Online Exclusive posted Friday, May 11, 2018 – 8:44am By Cindy and Beth Kolbe     Mother’s Day 2001   Beth: Accepting my new disability never was a real issue for me. The issue was what needed to be done […]

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Ground Up

Adaptive climbing is reaching new heights thanks to specialty equipment and accessible sites across the country   Online Exclusive posted Thursday, May 3, 2018 – 3:55pm By Brittany Martin At first, Art Torrey didn’t really have any interest in adaptive rock climbing. But when a climbing gym opened next door to the makerspace where he […]

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New USQRA Champions Crowned

University of Arizona takes down in-state rival for Division I title.   Online Exclusive posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 – 9:14am By John Groth PHOENIX – The University of Arizona dethroned the defending champ for the United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA) Division I title Saturday afternoon. Even sweeter, its championship game victory came over […]

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Wolfpack Roll To Title

It was a night of champions at the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament   Online Exclusive posted Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 8:54pm By John Groth DIVISION II The Division II’s top seed cruised to the National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament’s Division II title. The No. 1 seed NMCSD Wolfpack took home the […]

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Shootout at the NWBT

A last-minute persuasion paid off in a major way at the NWBT   Online Exclusive posted Friday, April 13, 2018 – 8:53pm By John Groth Josie DeHart’s last-minute persuasion paid off in a major way Friday afternoon. After convincing her coach Justin Obermyer to let her compete in the Per4Max Shootout at the National Wheelchair […]

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