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San Antonio Wheelers and Blade Runners

posted Mar 1, 2016, 8:42 AM by Paul Johnson

Hello Track and Field Enthusiast;

It’s beautiful Spring weather, so it must be Track & Field season.  Texas Regional Paralympic Sport (TRPS) will be hosting Track and Field training session for all athletes with physical disabilities.  Come out and learn Paralympic Sport from some of the top Paralympic Coaches in the San Antonio area. Everyone is invited, those that are 5 years old to our High school team members to our wounded service members; we can all help and learn from each other.  

TRPS is a program for athletes to learn and have a place to train.  We are not a team, however we do host the Texas Regional Games here in SA and we provide grants to the US Paralympic nationals (Trials) and Jr. Nationals.  Come out and Participate!!


James Madison HS

5005 Stahl Rd, San Antonio, TX 78247

Time: 5:30-7:30  (arrive at 5:15 pm)

We will be hosting 3 different practice groups.

Wheelchair Racing: Coaches: Wendy (US Paralympic Wheelchair Racing National Team Coach) or Saul (7 X Paralympian and 7 X Paralympic Medalist, World Record Holder in WC Racing), and David Smith (USAC LVL3 Coach and Competitive Cyclist)

Ambulatory Running & Jumps: Coaches Samantha Goldenstein (Pose certified & competitive track athlete)

Throws (Field Events): Coaches: Gabe Diaz de Leon (7 X Paralympic Field Athlete, 5 x Medalist) and Brooke Matula (STRAPS Sports Director, State Finalist in HS Throws)

Overall Track and Field assistant/ SAMMC Liason:  Illyssa Cruz (SAMMC-WTU Adaptive Sports Coordinator)

PLEASE Confirm your attendance - especially if you need a racing chair. 

Rain-plans: We will not have practice on inclement weather days.  I will send out an email, as well as post on STRAPS Facebook page after 2:00 pm of the day in question.  The decision will not be made until after 2:00 pm, as we all know how accurate the weatherman can be and how fast the weather can change. 

This is going to be a great year with some awesome competition opportunities: 

April 28-May 1: Texas Regional Games (Blossom Athletic Center, SA) - Registration OPEN, No qualification standards. 


May 13: UIL Track and Field State High School Meet (Austin, Tx) - Must be on your HS track/field team & you must Qualify

May 12-15: Desert Challenge Games (Phoenix, AZ) - Registration Open in March


June 9-12: Endeavor Games (Edmond, OK) - No qualification standards.


June 30-July 2: U.S. Paralympic Trials (North Carolina) - Must Qualify, 14 and older

TRPS Travel Grants Available - both Military and Community


July 16-23: Junior National Disability Championships (Middleton, Wisconsin) - Must Qualify, but not hard to qualify

TRPS Travel Grants Available 


We are looking forward to a great 2016 season. This is an exciting year, being a Paralympic year.  

I also want to thank our coaching staff, I am excited for our line-up of coaches. We have some amazing expertise and experience in this years coaching line-up. 

See you all next week, 


Manager, Texas Regional Paralympic Sport

14900 Ranch Rd. 12

Wimberley, TX 78676





South Texas Regional Adaptive Paralympic Sports (STRAPS)

STRAPS Program Advisor