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ROHO Elite Interview: John McRoberts

John McRoberts

Meet John McRoberts, a medal-winning Paralympic Sailor for Canada.  John splits time between Victoria, British Columbia and St. Petersburg, FL.  Always an active person, John participated in everything from wheelchair rugby to racing before finally settling on sailing. To John sailing has longevity, “Other sports have a shelf life because of your age. Sailing can…

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SCI, Scuba Diving and the Art of Cognitive Restructuring

Guest blog post by Bob Vogel In my pre-SCI (spinal cord injury) days I competed on the professional freestyle snow skiing circuit. Vying for the upper echelon of the sport, I soon discovered the difference between top athletes is as much mental as it is physical. I also had a few hurdles to overcome, not…

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Dan Buchanan, International Airshow Performer, Mentor, ROHO User

Guest blog post by Bob Vogel Friends and mentors are priceless. In 1985, while still coming to grips with my spinal cord injury in the rehab hospital, a fellow hang-glider pilot named, Dan Buchanan, who is also a T8 complete para came to visit me. Dan’s visit helped me a great deal, mainly because in…

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Try Out a New Adaptive Sport this Winter Season

Guest blog post by Bob Vogel Winter is here, temperatures are falling and so is the snow. This is Mother Nature’s way of telling wheelchair users “I’ve covered the outdoors with an amazing accessible blanket of snow and ice. Switch from wheels to skis or skates, and come out and play!” Adaptive gear for winter…

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Dad’s Dream Road Trip

by Bob Vogel This past summer I was able to relive one of my favorite childhood memories of a family camping trip — at age 51 — when I took my 10-year-old daughter Sarah and my German shepherd service dog Schatzie on a 21-day 3000-mile road trip from California to Colorado. In addition to packing…

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New show dedicated to athletes with disabilities airs on FSN, CSN

A new show titled Exceleration that is dedicated to showcasing athletes with disabilities. The show, which first aired in November, is presented by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. The show airs on Fox Sports Network and Comcast Sports Network. The first episode featured wheelchair rugby with footage of the recent World Wheel Chair Rugby Championships…

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Cheer on the Crazy 8s at the St. Louis Rams Wheelchair Rugby Crazy 8s Tournament

Cheer on the Crazy 8s at the St. Louis Rams Wheelchair Rugby Crazy 8s Tournament sponsored by the Saint Louis Wheelchair Athletic Association. The tournament will be in Perryville, MO on December 4th & 5th at the Perry Park Center (800 City Park Drive). To volunteer at the tournament contact Meghan Gottlieb (gottliebm@wustl.edu) or Lindsey…

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Congratulations to ROHO Elite athletes

November’s issue of Sport ‘N Spokes Magazine includes two articles that feature ROHO Elite athletes. “Smashing Success: Although rain delayed some of the action, topnotch tennis competitors kept the on-court play fast and furious” by Richard Dedor “Fourth Time’s a Charm” by Arley McNeney The ROHO Group congratulates Team USA for winning its fourth world…

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