Rolling Bears

Rolling Bears

The Rolling Bears were co-founded in 1988 by Larry Echols and Bill Ystad. We play in the Southern California Wheelchair Basketball Conference, which is sanctioned by the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. The Rolling Bears have won 6 conference championships and their highest finish at Division 3 Nationals was 3rd place.
Past and Present Rolling Bears players have moved on to college to play basketball and earn their college degrees. While in college they earned All-American status and have represented the United States in international competition and won National Championships at the collegiate level.
In May 2002 The Rolling Bears became a nonprofit public benefit corporation called the Rolling Bears Wheelchair Athletic Association (RBWAA).

Current officers are:
President: David Cazares
Vice-President: Eric Eblen
Treasurer: Eddie Ramirez
Secretary: Guy Perry

All Rolling Bear decisions are made by the officers of the RBWAA, not PossAbilities.
PossAbilities has been a sponsor and supporter of the Rolling Bears since their inception. The Rolling Bears were the first organization to join the family of PossAbilities! PossAbilities has helped the Rolling Bears in numerous ways:
1. Financially every year they fund approximately 30 percent of our yearly budget.
2. They provide a place to practice, the Drayson Center.
3. They provide an outlet for our players for other sport and recreational activities.
For more information on joining the Rolling Bears please email:


Comments (3)

  • Gideon Myburgh Reply

    Hi i am from south africa and i have played for the rolling beares in 1993 with larry, mike trujillo etc…there was a guy ruben played with us…where can i get his cell no

    August 7, 2019 at 3:28 pm
  • John Kim Reply

    Dear Eddie Ramirez,

    The World Special Federation is having our 8th Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament on September 7, 2019, 9AM.

    Location is at the Rita D. Walters Learning Complex on 915 W. Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90044.

    We have heard from Cotie Williams that we will be hearing from you? Can you please let us know the best way to contact you so we can discuss the tournament?

    Thank you so much for your time.

    John Kim

    August 8, 2019 at 6:29 pm
  • Ryan Baker Reply

    Looking for information for the primary contact, manager or coach for the basketball program.
    Thank you.

    September 16, 2019 at 9:09 pm

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