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UArizona will have plenty of connections to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

If you're going to watch the Paralympics this year, you won't have to look hard to find an athlete with University of Arizona roots.
Credit: AP
Germany's Mareike Miller, right, tries to block United States' Darlene Hunter, center, during the women's gold medal wheelchair basketball game against Germany at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. United States won the gold medal. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

TUCSON, Ariz. — The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics will feature incredible athletes from all across the world. From archery to wheelchair rugby, there will be some amazing performances in a variety of sports.

And if you're planning on watching any of the Games, chances are you won't have to look very far to find an athlete with connections to the University of Arizona.

RELATED: Here are the Arizonans competing in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

Here's a list of all of the UArizona athletes set to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

Adaptive Rowing

  • Kaitlyn Verfeurth | 3x Paralympian | UArizona ‘12, BA in Psychology 

Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team USA

  • Josie Aslakson | First-time Paralympian | New UArizona women’s basketball head coach
  • Darlene Hunter | 3x Paralympics, Won Gold in 2016 | UArizona '04 Psychology (undergraduate) 
  • Courtney Ryan | First-time Paralympian | UArizona '14, Special Education, and Assistant Coach for UArizona women’s basketball

RELATED: How to watch the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

Wheelchair Tennis

  • Bryan Barten | 3x Paralympian | UArizona ’02, M.A. Rehabilitation Counseling; UArizona ’99, B.S. Geography and Regional Development 
  • Dana Mathewson | 2x Paralympian | UArizona ’13, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences; UArizona ‘20, Audiology

Wheelchair Rugby

  • Chad Cohn | 3x Paralympian, winner of bronze (2012) and silver (2016) | Current head coach of UArizona wheelchair rugby program
  • Josh Wheeler | 2x Paralympian, winner of silver in 2016 | Full-time student at the University of Arizona

RELATED: Chandler man hopes to bring back Paralympics medal as member of US wheelchair rugby team

Good luck to all the Team USA athletes as they compete in this year's Paralympic Games. For more coverage of the Tokyo Paralympics, visit 12news.com/Paralympics.

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