About Us

"HIT HARD AND HAVE FUN'" - JUSTIN HILLMAN #1

We are the Bears, Chicagoland's premier wheelchair rugby team. Founded in the early 2000s we have been competing at a high level for more than 20 years. Made up of individuals from all backgrounds, walks of life, and levels of function, we offer both recreational and competitive opportunities for local athletes. We compete in the USWRA's Great Lakes division along with Midwest based teams, and travel around the country to play with the best of the best. Our mission is to expose and promote adaptive sports and provide a foundation on which to grow both as an athlete and a person.

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Meet The Team

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Joe Gerardi #4

3.0** 

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Josh Chuboff #3

2.0

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Rick Guardino #7

1.5

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Justin Hillman #1

1.0

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Tummy

Team mascot

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Jay Robinson #20

2.5

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Marty Ewing #9

2.0

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Will Hanson #15

1.5

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Support Staff (left to right)

Kyle Hitzelberg - Team Coordinator

Marty Ewing Sr. - Support Staff

Brad Peterson - Head Coach

Dave Chuboff - Equipment Manager

Martha Smith - Team Manager

* - 0.5 point on court allowance
** - 1.0 point on court allowance

Extra 0.5 given for ages 45 and 55, as well as for female gender