Germany

Germany qualified for the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships at the European Zone Championships in Hillerod, Denmark. Though they are currently ranked 8th, they are looking to best their 6th-place finish at the 2008 Paralympics. Germany is coached by Joe Soares, who coached Canada in the documentary “Murderball.”

Team Highlights

1998: 6th – World Championships, Toronto, CAN
2000: 8th – Paralympics, Sydney, AUS
2002: 9th – World Championships, Gothenberg, SWE
2004: 7th - Paralympics, Athens, GRE
2006: 7th – World Championships, Christchurch, NZL
2008: 6th – Paralympics, Beijing, CHN

Game Schedule and Results

Game Court Date Teams Results Stats
Game 2 2 Sep. 21, 9:30 am USA vs GER USA 54 - GER 37 Download
Game 13 1 Sep. 22, 7:00 pm CAN vs GER CAN 47 - GER 39 Download
Game 21 1 Sep. 23, 7:00 pm GER vs GBR GER 46 - GBR 48 Download
Game 25 1 Sep. 24, 12:00 pm SWE vs GER SWE 51 - GER 41 Download
Game 30 2 Sep. 24, 7:00 pm GER vs FIN GER 49 - FIN 47 Download
Game 31 1 Sep. 25, 10:00 am GER vs ARG GER 56 - ARG 18 Download
Game 37 1 Sep. 25, 4:00 pm GER vs NZL GER 44 - NZL 50 Download

Team Roster

Maik Baumann

Maik Baumann
Athlete Photo
3.0
Fuldatal, GER
Fuldatal, GER
2006
His proudest sport moment is going to the Beijing Paralympics.

Artur Bertram

Artur Bertram
Athlete Photo
35
3.5
Faid, GER
Faid, GER
2010
Sport motto: "Fighting and learning."

Christian Gotze

Christian Gotze
Athlete Photo
35
1.0
Hannover, GER
Hannover, GER
2008
He loves rock n' roll.

Max Haberkorn

Max Haberkorn
Athlete Photo
25
2.5
Munich, GER
Munich, GER
2010
He is an industrial business management assistant.

Salih Köseoglu

Salih Köseoglu
Athlete Photo
2.5
Epfenbach, GER
Epfenbach, GER
2005
He started his sports career as a swimmer and his nickname is "Peaceman."

Andrej Leonhard

Andrej Leonhard
Athlete Photo
2.0
Falkensee, GER
Falkensee, GER
2003
He is a grandpa.

Nacer Menezla

Nacer Menezla
Athlete Photo
2.0
Petersfehn, GER
Petersfehn, GER
1994
His biggest supporters are "all the girls" and his nickname is "Womanizer."

Christian Ridel

Christian Ridel
Athlete Photo
0.5

Wolfgang Schmitt

Wolfgang Schmitt
Athlete Photo
0.5
Dieblich, GER
Dieblich, GER
Sport motto: "Never give up."

Peter Schreiner

Peter Schreiner
Athlete Photo
0.5
1995
He has played in the USA and on teams across Europe.

Thomas Schuwje

Thomas Schuwje
Athlete Photo
26
1.5
Saran, GER
Lenningen, GER
2009
Though he's a joker most of the time, he's a fighter on the court.

Artan Selmanaj

Artan Selmanaj
Athlete Photo
3.5
London, GBR
1998
His sport motto is "Never give up. Fight as a lion."

Joe Soares

Joe Soares
Athlete Photo
Coach
He coached Team Canada in the documentary "Murderball."

Heiko Striehl

Heiko Striehl
Athlete Photo
Assistant Coach