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Quad rugby on display at UM Medical System
Quad rugby on display at UM Medical System

First, there's the metal-to-metal smacking sound of wheelchairs colliding at top speed. You hear it every few moments during quad (short for quadriplegic) rugby, an international sport for players that have a disability affecting at least three limbs. Then there's the scoring: fast-paced, as the wheelchair-riding players must cross the halfway mark of a basketball-length court every 12 seconds and execute a goal every 40 seconds. The rough, rugged and rapid sport was on display Saturday at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute's inaugural Crab Pot Tournament. The West Baltimore institute is part of the University of Maryland Medical...