Five Former UW-W Athletes Win Paralympic Gold in Wheelchair Basketball

Per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 5:

“USA Basketball domination in Tokyo continued into September.

Mere weeks after the U.S. men and women won basketball gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics, the men’s wheelchair team also laid claim to gold with a 64-60 win over host Japan on the final day of Paralympic competition Sept. 4.

It’s the second straight Olympics in which the men’s team secured a gold medal.

Four members of the 12-athlete team hail Wisconsin, including Milton native John BoieNate Hinze of Cedar Grove, Matt Lesperance of Coleman (now living in Sun Prairie) and Jake Williams of Milwaukee. All four came up through the powerful Wisconsin-Whitewater wheelchair basketball program.

A fifth, Matt Scott, hails from Detroit but also competed at Wisconsin-Whitewater.”

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