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Courage Center Jr. Rolling Timberwolves to Defend #1 Ranking at National Tournament March 18-22

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Courage Center's Jr. Rolling Timberwolves team includes some of the best young wheelchair basketball players in the nation. The team is ranked #1 in the

nation and will defend their title at the national tournament March 18-22, in Denver, Colo. The tournament features the top 16 teams in the country.

The Jr. Rolling Timberwolves are led by a group of high school seniors, all three of whom are Academic All Americans who have played together for many years, and who are Tri-Captains of this year's team:

  • Chuck Aoki, Minneapolis South High School. Aoki is one of the top student athletes in the country and was recently named to the 2009 USA Wheelchair Rugby National Team. He has been accepted to the University of Arizona after being offered multiple academic and athletic scholarships from colleges across the nation.
  • Connor Downes, Rosemount High School. Downes is ranked among the top big men in wheelchair basketball in the country. Connor's family moved to Texas in 2007, but he returned to Minnesota to finish high school with his classmates and play for the Jr. Rolling Timberwolves.
  • Ben Kenyon, Minnetonka High School, is a standout on the basketball court and also competes in track and field and swimming. Ben was MVP of the Courage Center Jr. Rolling Timberwolves in 2008, as well as MVP of the national championship tournament game last year. He is ranked one of the top three prep wheelchair basketball players in the nation. He recently returned from Beijing, China, where he was a participant in the Paralympic Academy.

Other members of Courage Center's 2008-09 Jr. Rolling Timberwolves team are:

  • Derrick Bisnett of Bismark, N.D., a sophomore at Century High School
  • Lucas Braun, of Mounds View, a freshman at Irondale High School
  • Mark Braun of Mounds View, Minn., a freshman at Irondale High School
  • Rose Hollerman, of Elysian, Minn., a 7th grader at Elysian Middle School
  • Guthrie Lindquist of Lake City, Minn., a freshman at Lincoln Secondary
  • Josh Scanlan of Delano, Minn., a sophomore at Watertown-Mayer High School
  • Robbie Wilhelm of New Brighton, Minn., a junior at Irondale High School

The team is coached by Mike Bauler, Minneapolis, sports coordinator at Courage Center.

About Courage Center: Courage Center is a nonprofit rehabilitation and resource center that advances the lives of children and adults experiencing barriers to health and independence. At Courage Center, we specialize in treating brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, chronic pain, autism, and disabilities experienced since birth. Founded in 1928, Minneapolis-based Courage Center offers advanced technologies and innovation provided in part through the efforts of thousands of volunteers and donors. For more information visit

    Contact:    W. Mike Bauler, Courage Center, 612-388-4689
                Erin Peterson, Nemer Fieger, 651-247-4023

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