Steven Toyoji says attending the 2008 Paralympics, above, was an experience of a lifetime. He's even more excited for Rio.
Steven Toyoji had the experience of a lifetime at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing but missed out on going to London last summer.
The Arizona Wildcats came out firing Sunday in Tempe, but needed Alex Smith's goal on a penalty kick in the 67th minute to defeat Houston 2-1 at the Sun Devil Desert Classic soccer tournament.
Runner Oscar Pistorius is classed as a double amputee below the knee and is eligible to compete only against others in the same category.
LONDON - Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius hasn't been able to skip one of the games' biggest bureaucratic hurdles: the Paralympics disability classification system.
Bryan Barten, who coaches the UA's wheelchair tennis team, is a veteran of the U.S. national team but has never been to the Paralympics.
Noah Yablong, who played wheelchair tennis at the UA and graduated this year, will join coach Bryan Barten in London next week. Both are first-time Paralympians.
Bryan Barten had called "shotgun," entitling him to a spot in the front passenger seat of his friend's Dodge Stealth twin turbo. But it was dumping rain in Michigan that day in 1997, and another buddy sent him to the backseat rather than debate and get wet.
Bryan Barten had called “shotgun,” entitling him to a spot in the passenger seat of his friend’s Dodge Stealth twin turbo. But it was dumping rain in Michigan that day in 1997, and another buddy sent him to the backseat rather than debate and get wet.
You can get to London from Tucson by bus. Don't believe me? Ask Tanner Gers, who, for months last year, spent his Saturdays waking up an hour before the sun rose and riding shotgun in his wife's car toward the Greyhound station downtown.