Dedication. Athleticism. Pride.

With 10 national championships, the men's wheelchair basketball team is a force to be reckoned with. This year's team is a young squad with 10 freshmen looking to build on that tradition of excellence.

Photography by CRAIG SCHREINER

Dave Fleming gets himself upright during a team practice.
Dave Fleming gets himself upright during a team practice.
Players listen as coach Jeremy Lade breaks down a play.
Players listen as coach Jeremy Lade breaks down a play.

The Warhawks will face tough competition at a home tournament Nov. 16-17 at Kachel Fieldhouse. Players and coaches are excited to see Warhawk fans fill the stands at these games, which are as intense and enthralling as any stand-up sports.

"I think when fans see it for the first time, they see the wheelchair and they see people falling over and it's all a little bit shocking," said Jeremy Lade, head coach. "But then by the end of the game, they're excited about the sport -- not the wheelchair, not the equipment, not people falling down, but the sport itself -- and we always get people coming back. They absolutely love it."

Battle wounds.
Battle wounds.

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