UroMed Supports 20th Coloplast International Quad Rugby Tournament

UroMed's Nicole White with some of the Tampa Generals Quad Rugby Team: Justin Stark and Charles Wood.

UroMed's Nicole White with some of the Tampa Generals Quad Rugby Team: Justin Stark and Charles Wood.

On the weekend of January 13-15, 2012, The Tampa Generals and Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay teamed up to host the one of the most recognized Quad Rugby tournament in the world, the 20th COLOPLAST INTERNATIONAL QUAD RUGBY TOURNAMENT.  UroMed founder Bert Burns, UroMed representative Nicole White and Coloplast representative Keith Marosek, Ph.D also attended the event.

Every January, wheelchair athletes gather in Tampa to compete in the most recognized quad rugby tournament in the world. The Coloplast International began in 1992 with a modest 6 team tournament, but it didn’t stay that way for long. In 1993, the tournament doubled in size to include 12 teams, and include for the first time, international competition. Since then, the tournament has had competitors from over 10 countries and provided a springboard for the enormous and rapid growth the sport has seen in the past decade. The tournament is attended by hundreds of people each year and has been covered not only by local news outlets, but also has been seen on ESPN. This year’s tournament featured 8 teams from around the country, as well as teams from Canada and Brazil.  See the 2012 tournament results at: http://www.quadrugby.com/node/1852

Competition was intense at the 20th Coloplast International Quad Rugby Tournament.

Competition was intense at the 20th Coloplast International Quad Rugby Tournament.

About Quad Rugby, aka Murderball:

 In 1988, the United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA) was formed to help regulate and promote the sport on both a national and international level. Since its introduction, Quad Rugby has grown to become a truly international sport, with teams now competing from around the globe. There are now more than forty-five organized teams in the United States with many others in the developmental stage. In addition to the teams in the US, there is estimated to be at least twenty international teams from as far away as Australia. Without question, quad rugby is the fastest growing wheelchair sport in the world today.

Coloplast representative Keith Marosek, Ph.D. catches up with some of the Tampa Generals Quad Rugby Team: L to R – Justin Stark, Ryan Lindstrom, and Charles Wood.

Coloplast representative Keith Marosek, Ph.D. catches up with some of the Tampa Generals Quad Rugby Team: L to R – Justin Stark, Ryan Lindstrom, and Charles Wood.

Rules of the Game:

 Four players from each team are allowed on the court at a time. Classifications of the four players on the court must total no more than 8.0 points at one time. The action occurs on a regulation-sized basketball court with some minor changes. During the games team players pass a volleyball back and forth while advancing into the opponent’s half court and then crossing over the goal line with the ball in one player’s possession. While the offense is trying to advance the ball, the defense is trying to take it away and keep the opposing team from scoring.  For more about the sport, go to www.quadrugby.com

For more information on quad rugby events, visit the Tampa Generals Wheelchair Rugby Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/tampagenerals or email them at tampagenerals@aol.com.

UroMed Offers Coloplast’s SpeediCath Compact

UroMed also partners with Coloplast to provide catheter users with SpeediCath Compact, a convenient, discreet catheter for women who self-catheterize. It is the first catheter designed to suit the anatomy of the female body, about the same size as a lipstick. And it is safe and easy to use.

SpeediCath Compact is a hydrophillic catheter and has the same low-friction coating as other SpeediCath products from Coloplast.  For more information, visit: http://www.uromed.com/Catheters/SpeediCath

About UroMed Catheters
Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is one of the nation’s leading providers of single-use catheters, urological and disposable medical supplies, including intermittent catheters, closed system catheters, condom catheters, pediatric catheters and continence care products. UroMed is nationally accredited for Medicare reimbursement and most state Medicaid plans, and partners with private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products. UroMed also has seven staffed regional offices located in Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Carlsbad, CA; Knoxville, TN; Richmond, VA; and Baton Rouge, LA; enabling next-day delivery after a customer’s initial medical supply order. For more information, please visit http://www.uromed.com or call 1-800-841-1233.

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