Tampa, Florida -- One of the most recognized Wheelchair Rugby tournaments in the world is being hosted right here in Tampa Bay.
Tampa General is welcoming teams from Germany, Brazil, Alabama, Missouri, Arizona, and Georgia for the 22nd Annual International Quad Rugby Tournament.
The co-ed sport has four players from each team on the court at a time where they have to dribble or pass the ball every 10 seconds and must score within the 40-second shot clock.
The unique characteristic to this game: they're allowed to run into one another, knocking each other over.
The tournament director says athletes train all year for this.
"It's absolutely a blast, going out there and being able to compete against athletes," said tournament director Justin Stark. "At the end of the day you can hold up the trophy and say you're the tournament champion."
Justin expects 150 people to attend between teammates, staff and spectators.
The tournament is being held at the All People's Center at 6105 E. Sligh Avenue in Tampa. Games are scheduled for Friday, Saturday with the finals Sunday. For more information, click here.
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