COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Chayse Wolf is one the 12 members of the 2017 U.S. Men’s U23 World Championships Team, announced by the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.
Wolf, a Clinton-Massie High School graduate, and his teammates will compete in the 2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships in Toronto, Canada, June 8-16.
Team USA won the International Basketball Federation Continental Qualifier in January by going undefeated in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the Qualifier, Team USA outscored its competition 438-171 over six games with an average of 73 points per game while holding its opponents to 28.5 points per game.
The United States was drawn into Pool B for the 12-team World Championships in Toronto. They will start pool play on June 8 against Great Britain at 10 a.m.
The rest of Pool B includes Japan, France, South Africa and Germany.
Pool A is Turkey, Iran, Brazil, Australia, Italy, and host country Canada.
Quarterfinals for the World Championships is slated for June 14, followed by 5th-10th place games and semi-finals on June 15. The gold and bronze medal games are scheduled for June 16.
The U23 men’s wheelchair basketball program is an international development team that serves as NWBA pipeline to the U.S. Men’s National Team. This program provides elite youth athletes the opportunity to compete at the international level. Team USA has reached the championship game in three of the last five U23 World Championships, having won in 2005 and 2009. The United States claimed a bronze medal in 2001, and did not participate in 2013.