Bo Hedges and his teammates with the Canadian wheelchair basketball team are in Toronto for the start of the Parapan Am Games tomorrow. The team is in a transitional phase with some new players but that hasn’t dampened the expectations for Hedges who serves as a co-captain on the team.
As a co-captain it falls on Hedges to support both the players and the coach in making sure that everyone is on the same page come game time.
“I’m one of the co-captains on the team. It means just helping out the coaches as well as the players in bridging the gap there as well as helping the players helping the players figure out how to be a pro and learning how to compete at this level and be prepared every day.”
Despite being ranked 16th overall heading into the round robin portion of the games, Hedges said the team won’t be happy with simply making an appearance on home soil in Toronto.
“We’re going into this tournament with the expectation of qualifying for the Rio de Janeiro games, he said. “The top two teams do that. We’re in it to win. We have high expectations of ourselves and the group we have.”
The Canadian wheelchair basketball team will play their first game tomorrow afternoon against Venezuela.