Quick facts

Birthdate

May 29, 1996

Birthplace

Edmonton, AB

Residence

Edmonton, AB

Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

In 2016, Ben Moronchuk was named to the Canadian senior men’s national team for the first time. He made his major international debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Moronchuk was first introduced to wheelchair basketball in 2010 after an injury prompted family friend and world-class player Danielle Peers to recommend it. He fell in love with the sport after witnessing the speed of the game and getting to know the great wheelchair basketball community.

Since taking to the courts the Edmonton native has displayed a solid two-way game while playing for the Alberta Northern Lights as well as the Alberta junior team, competing for the province at the 2011 and 2015 Canada Winter Games.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 Paralympic Games… 2011 and 2015 Canada Winter Games.

PERSONAL

He goes by the nickname Willy and outside of basketball he is avid music fan who enjoys both listening to music and playing the guitar.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 World Championships 12th

2016 Paralympic Games 11th