Illinois’ Megan Blunk helps USA women’s wheeelchair team defeat Algeria

The Daily Illini Illinois’ Megan Blunk helps USA women’s wheeelchair team defeat Algeria Austin Yattoni Illinois' Megan Blunk gets ready to take a shot during the game against Alabama at the Activities and Recreation Center on Feb. 12. The Illini won 56-47. Ryan Wilson, Staff writer September 13, 2016 Megan Blunk turned 27 Monday, and … Continue reading Illinois’ Megan Blunk helps USA women’s wheeelchair team defeat Algeria

U.S. Women Finish Paralympics Pool Play Undefeated

U.S. Paralympics U.S. Women Finish Paralympics Pool Play Undefeated SEPT. 12, 2016, 4:02 P.M. (ET) RIO DE JANEIRO – The U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team came out of the first half of the Paralympic Games Tournament with an unblemished record and the No. 1 seed following its defeat of Algeria, 65-15, in the Rio Olympic … Continue reading U.S. Women Finish Paralympics Pool Play Undefeated

Gig Harbor Athlete Makes Paralympic Team

South Sound Magazine Gig Harbor Athlete Makes Paralympic Team By Karen Miller | September 1, 2016 A motorcycle accident eight years ago didn’t stop Gig Harbor’s Megan Blunk from following her Olympic dreams. Blunk, 26, is a member of the United States Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team competing in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. The team’s first game … Continue reading Gig Harbor Athlete Makes Paralympic Team

Sunrise Medical- THEIR JOURNEY

MEGAN BLUNK WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL THEIR JOURNEY "My accident gave me a second chance at life, so I want everyone to know that you can fight it - and you can be happy. No matter what happens in life, don't ever let it hold you back." Born on the 12th September 1989 and raised in Gig … Continue reading Sunrise Medical- THEIR JOURNEY

Harbor Ridge hosts send-off event for Paralympian Megan Blunk

The News Tribune: Harbor Ridge hosts send-off event for Paralympian Megan Blunk   Joshua Bessex jbessex@gateline.com BY JOSHUA BESSEX jbessex@gateline.com   The Harbor Ridge Middle School gym was filled with sounds of laughter, clanking and dribbling on Friday night as community members tried their hand at wheelchair basketball — many for the first time. Paralympian … Continue reading Harbor Ridge hosts send-off event for Paralympian Megan Blunk

Metro Parks athlete to compete in Rio

The Daily Index: Metro Parks athlete to compete in Rio Posted on August 31, 2016 by davidguest By Metro Parks Tacoma Megan Blunk didn’t see much of a future for herself after she broke her back in a motorcycle accident eight years ago. At Gig Harbor’s Peninsula High School, she’d been a five-sport player, but … Continue reading Metro Parks athlete to compete in Rio

Long Road to Rio for Illinois Wheelchair Basketball Players

Medill Olympic Media Project: Long Road to Rio for Illinois Wheelchair Basketball Players August 18, 2016  By: Maddie Lee University of Illinois wheelchair basketball player Megan Blunk dribbled to her right, then crossed over to her left. Three defenders blocked her way, the wheels of their chairs practically touching. She pivoted and slung the ball … Continue reading Long Road to Rio for Illinois Wheelchair Basketball Players