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2019 Demolition Derby

Mark your calendar for the 22nd edition of Lakeshore’s Demolition Derby Wheelchair Rugby Tournament, February 1-3. Top wheelchair rugby teams from across the country will compete for the 2019 title. All games are free and open to the public. Invite your friends, bring your family and cheer on the teams!

  • Day One Recap
  • Day Two Recap
  • Day Three Recap

The 22nd edition of Lakeshore’s Demolition Derby Wheelchair Rugby Tournament is officially underway, and opening day of competition did not disappoint. All eight teams hit the court in the hopes of clinching the 2019 tournament title. Today saw strong performances from top seeded teams as well as a few surprising upsets.

After one day of action, all of the teams are chasing down the home team, Lakeshore Demolition, and top seed Texas Stampede. Both of whom ended the day 2-0. It was a tough start to the tournament for the MedStar Punishers and Canada Lumberjacks, who went 0-2 for the day. The remaining teams broke even with a 1-1 record and look to make a comeback on day two.

TIRR Texans vs. Texas Stampede, 44-61
MedStar Punishers vs. Ottawa Stingers, 50-60
Canada Lumberjacks vs. Cumberland Quadcrushers, 0-1
Tampa Generals vs. Lakeshore Demolition, 45-52
Ottawa Stingers vs. TIRR Texans, 42-51
Texas Stampede vs. MedStar Punishers, 55-32
Cumberland Quadcrushers vs. Tampa Generals, 23-56
Lakeshore Demolition vs. Canada Lumberjacks, 48-47

With two days remaining in the tournament, it is anyone’s game. Find out which teams make a run at Championship Sunday, and which teams fall short of the mark.

View tomorrow’s schedule here. Games listed in red on the tournament schedule will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Come by and check out the competition! Don’t forget to follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for photos from the tournament.

Day two of Demolition Derby 2019 began with the final pool play games and transitioned into competitive crossover matchups in the afternoon. In the first set of crossover games between the number three and four seeded teams, the Ottawa Stingers beat their Canadian rivals the Lumberjacks to advance to tomorrow’s fifth place game. They will take on the MedStar Punishers who defeated the Cumberland Quadcrushers. The Lakeshore Demolition and Texas Stampede entered their afternoon games as the number one seeds from their respective pools. They continued their strong team play and cruised to victories against TIRR Texans and Tampa Generals, who will match up for third. To cap off a competitive weekend of wheelchair rugby Lakeshore’s Demolition and the Texas Stampede will battle for the Demo Derby title.

Cumberland Quadcrushers vs. Lakeshore Demolition, 24-45
Tampa Generals vs. Canada Lumberjacks, 54-37
TIRR Texans vs. MedStar Punishers, 54-34
Ottawa Stingers vs. Texas Stampede, 47-63
Ottawa Stingers vs. Canada Lumberjacks, 54-46
Cumberland Quadcrushers vs. MedStar Punishers, 37-54
Texas Stampede vs. Tampa Generals, 54-46
Lakeshore Demolition vs. TIRR Texans, 51-39

The final day of the 2019 Demolition Derby did not disappoint with tightly contested games across the board.  The Texas Stampede were crowned the 2019 Derby Champions with Lakeshore taking second and the Tampa Generals capturing third.

Congratulations to the teams and athletes, many thanks to the sponsors, volunteers and fans who helped make the 2019 Demolition Derby a success!

Seventh Place Game
Canada Lumberjacks vs. Cumberland Quadcrushers, 49-39

Fifth Place Game
Ottawa Stingers vs. MedStar Punishers, 45-46

Third Place Game
Tampa Generals vs. TIRR Texans, 51-49

Championship Game
Texas Stampede vs. Lakeshore Demolition, 49-48

All Tournament Team
Best in Class

0.0  Sid Christian, Lakeshore Demolition
0.5 Jeff Butler, Texas Stampede
1.0 Gabriel Garcia, Texas Stampede
1.5 Bob Lujano, Lakeshore Foundation
2.0 Ben Perkins, Ottawa Stingers
2.5 Rob Deller, TIRR Texans
3.0 Yukinobu Ike, Lakeshore Demolition
3.5 Anthony McDaniel, Tampa Generals

  • Tournament Info
  • Demo Derby Teams
  • FAQ’s

  • Please do not use tobacco products or vape while on Lakeshore’s campus. Alcohol use is also prohibited.
  • Pets are not allowed in the facility. Service animals are permitted.
  • The concession stand is located by court one and is cash-only.
  • Lost & Found is located at the concession stand.
  • Accessible locker rooms are located on the south side of the Fieldhouse, on the opposite side from the main Fieldhouse entrance. Locks for the lockers are not provided and must be removed at the end of the day.
  • Games highlighted in red will be livestreamed on Lakeshore’s YouTube channel.
  • Daily tournament updates will be provided on Lakeshore’s website and social media. You can also sign up to receive updates through our e-newsletter.
  • Follow us on social media and tag us in your photos. Don’t forget to use #DemoDerby2019 
  • Facebook: @lakeshorefoundation Twitter: @lakeshorefound Instagram: @lakeshorefoundation
  • Lakeshore’s track remains open for member use during tournament events. Please do your best to keep the track clear.
  • An athletic trainer is on site at all times and is located at the first aid table.
  • The nearest ATM to Lakeshore Foundation is the BBVA Compass Bank at Brookwood Village.
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