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Josiah Sullivan #11 Class 0.5
Josiah Sullivan is co-captain of the Boise Bombers and started playing wheelchair rugby in late 2011. Josiah graduated in the Spring of 2014 from Boise State University with a Business degree. After earning his degree Josiah worked at Mission Aviation Fellowship as a Business Analyst but is now focusing on being a motivational speaker inspiring students to overcome life’s struggles. He is a C-5 quadriplegic after being involved in a rollover car accident in 2007.
Tracy Lewis #13 Class 1.5
Tracy Lewis started playing quad rugby with the Bombers on their very first day of practice. He enjoys the intensity of the game. “We hit hard and we play hard.” He earned an AAS Degree in Technical Drafting from Boise State University in 2008. He is a full-time parent that also enjoys concerts, museums, road trips and shooting pool. He also enjoys the camaraderie and exercise with the team. He has learned a lot on and off the court, which has made him more independent. Tracy is a C 6/7 quadriplegic as a result of a rollover car accident in August of 1996.
Kory Puderbaugh #10 Class 3.0
Kory Puderbaugh is a Silver Medalist from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. He started here in Boise and was introduced to rugby by teammate Spencer Larimore while he was wrestling. After playing for two years in Boise, Kory played for San Diego Sharp, then went on to play for the Phoenix 360 Heat. Kory has returned to Boise and currently works in accounting. When not training or playing, he enjoys aviation, games, and stocks.
Nicholas Miller #22 Class NA
Nick Started playing with the Bombers in 2015.
Spencer Larimore #8 Class 1.0
Spencer Larimore is co-captain of the Boise Bombers wheelchair rugby team. He started playing wheelchair rugby in 2008 for the North Texas Cowboys when he was living in Texas. He moved back to Boise in 2011 and started the Boise Bombers Wheelchair Rugby Team. His other interests are off road hand cycling, weight training, no limit Texas Holdem, RC car racing, photography, shooting video and editing and hanging out with his dog Rusty. He is a C-6 incomplete quadriplegic as a result of a mountain bike accident in 2000.
Steve Baxter #14 Class 2.5
Steve Baxter has participated in the rugby event at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games multiple times, as well as attending several practices of other USQRA teams. He is also actively playing wheelchair tennis. Steve is a C 6/7 quadriplegic as a result of an accident in the summer of 2004.
Nick Heiner #7 Class N/A
Nick Heiner started playing Wheelchair Rugby in 2017 and started going to tournaments in 2018. He loves playing Wheelchair Rugby because it keeps him active. It has also opened his eyes to how many different adaptive sports there are out there. He also loves doing marathons/races. In his spare time, he likes to volunteer at St. Al’s hospital and to make things out of Paracord. For example, people key chains, bracelets, and all kinds of other things.
Jeff Christensen #21 Class 1.0
Jeff Christensen was born and raised in Southern California, north of LA in the San Fernando Valley. Jeff married Pamela Zeyer of Melba Idaho in 1980 and established their home in Santa Clarita CA, where they raised 4 children. Jeff was in a construction accident where he fell 18 feet breaking his neck, severing the spinal cord paralyzing 80 percent of his body.Currently Jeff spends his time volunteering in his community and church,and speaks often to people and groups about facing and overcoming trials and challenges in life.