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  • Reid Richard


    Personal Info:

    Resides: Regina, SK
    Birthplace: Weyburn, SK
    Born: October 10, 1994
    Height: 3'11"
    Occupation: Student


    Athletic Info:

    Club Team: Regina Paratroopers
    Coach: Steve Bialowas
    National Team: 2013-Present
    Began Wheelchair Basketball: 2007
    Classification: 3.5

    Reid Richard

    Biography:

    Reid Richard discovered wheelchair basketball in 2007. He saw wheelchair basketball as an opportunity to not only fuel his competitive fire, but also as a sport at which he could excel with hopes of one-day playing for Team Canada.

    He honed his basketball skills while competing with the local club team in Regina, before he was ultimately invited to play for the Saskatchewan junior provincial team. In 2011, he and his Saskatchewan teammates earned national success by capturing the bronze medal at the Canada Games.

    Richard propelled his game to the next level in 2013 by seizing a roster spot on the Canadian national junior team. According to him, the opportunity to don the maple leaf is a great accomplishment. “It is the fulfillment of a dream that I’ve had since I started playing wheelchair basketball,” he says. “To me, there is no greater honour than to be able to represent my country.”

    When he is not competing or training for basketball, Richard enjoys hunting, fishing, knee boarding, badminton and golf. He also attends the University of Regina and plans to pursue a career in prosthetics and orthotics.

    Interesting Facts

    • Richard grew up in a small town in Saskatchewan of less than 50 people
    • His role model is former NBA superstar Michael Jordan

    Awards / Highlights

    • Bronze medallist with Team Saskatchewan at the Canada Games (2011)

    Reid Richard

    Competitive Teams

    Level Team Location Year(s)
    International Team Canada (Jr. Men) Canada 2013
    Club (domestic) Regina Paratroopers Saskatchewan 2007-Present

     

    Career Notes

    2014: 8th place at CWBL National Championship with the Saskatchewan Paratroopers in Burlington, Ont. (domestic)… 1st place at Junior National Championship with Team Saskatchewan in Edmonton, Alta. (domestic)…

    2013: 6th place at Men’s U23 World Championship in Adana, Turkey (Team Canada)... 1st place at Men's U23 Americas Zone Qualification Tournament in Mexico City, MEX (Team Canada)... 

    2012: 2nd place at Junior West Regional Championship with Team Saskatchewan in Regina, SK (domestic)...  

    2011: 3rd place at Canada Games with Team Saskatchewan in Halifax, NS (domestic)…

    2010: 5th place at National Junior Championship with Team Saskatchewan in Montreal, QC (domestic)…


     

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