Homestead grad Jeff Butler helps Team USA to silver medal in Wheelchair Rugby

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Team USA finished with the silver medal in Wheelchair Rugby after falling to Australia in double overtime in the championship, Team USA played well over the five games they had and remained undefeated going into today’s match. Jeff Butler is a native of Fort Wayne and graduated from Homestead High School. He contributed to Team USA’s success through strong defensive play in this hard-hitting and fast paced sport. The Championship match against Australia ended with Australia defeating Team USA by one point, after two overtimes.

You can download stats of the silver medal match here: https://smsprio2016-a.akamaihd.net/_odf-documents/W/R/WRX400101_Results_2016_09_18_93fda9a7_6ba1_49f3_83e9_0c144f100959.pdf

You can see highlights from the games: http://www.teamusa.org/Rio-2016-Paralympic-Games/Paralympic-Live-Stream-Landing/Paralympic-Video/2016/08/14/Wheelchair-Rugby–2016-Paralympic-Games

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