Posts by Courtney Cooper

Wheels UP! Photo Contest Celebrity Judge – Clint Cook

Clint Cook is a former quad rugby player, lover of billiards and a peer mentor. Online Exclusive posted Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – 2:40pm As a lover of being active, Clint Cook encourages all wheelchair users to be active, whether its playing sports, traveling or finding a hobby that gets you out of the house. […]

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Eyes Set On 2020

Nelya Schasfoort is only 15-years-old and she’s already broken world records and has a mindset of making Tokyo 2020.   Online Exclusive posted Monday, June 25, 2018 – 1:23pm 15-year-old Nelya Schasfoort has some advice for kids who grow up with a disability, from personal experience. Sports have helped her throughout her life and she […]

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15-Year-Old Athlete Goes International

Kasey Nickell is thrilled to represent the U.S. at the IWAS Games this year for her first time.   Online Exclusive posted Friday, June 22, 2018 – 2:16pm Before Kasey Nickell took her first breath of air, she experienced a tragedy that most people don’t experience in their lifetime. She had a stroke at birth […]

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The Rhodes to IWAS

Sammy Rhodes has made some amazing achievements in her athletic career, and she is on her way to compete internationally.   Online Exclusive posted Friday, June 22, 2018 – 2:25pm Sammy Rhodes has always been a multi-athlete who loves staying active. Although growing up with Spina Bifida was tough at times for the 18-year-old, she […]

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Lifetime of Opportunities

Amanda Malawski talks about appreciation for her disability, how she mentally prepares for a competition and competing at IWAS.   Online Exclusive posted Friday, June 22, 2018 – 10:28am The word “disability” may bring sadness to some, but to 18-year-old Amanda Malawski, it brings a lifetime of opportunities. Malawski has traveled the world, tried new […]

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Cancer Survivor Headed to IWAS

Tyler Jones is making his way to the IWAS Games this summer to represent Team USA.   Online Exclusive posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 10:24am Being active and playing sports has always been important for 15-year-old Tyler Jones. At the age of nine, Jones got involved in track and he’s been competing ever since. […]

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Running on Speed

Catarina Guimaraes talks about life with cerebral palsy, being a student athlete, her journey to IWAS and her love of going fast.   Online Exclusive posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 10:08am Catarina Guimaraes has a serious need for speed. The 14-year-old loves to go fast, whether its running, riding or even talking. She’s always […]

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What is the Club Throw?

There’s more to field than the discus, shot put and javelin.   Online Exclusive posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 – 10:39am   For athletes with a very high level injury, it’s difficult to get a good grasp on objects such as the discus or shot put. Fortunately, there is another option for a throwing event, […]

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