Gem State Falcons

The Gem State Falcons are a professional National Wheelchair Basketball (NWBA) division 3 team, from Boise, Idaho.

Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with physical disabilities through adaptive sports and recreation, empowering them to lead independent and fulfilling lives. 

The Falcons are proud to be part of Idaho Adaptive Sports. Our goal is to use the sport of basketball to break down the barriers people associate with disabilities and to build skills and strength that translates on and off the court. We are not just a team of players but a group of people wanting to help bring a new look on life, excitement, appreciation, and self confidence. 

We currently have 10+ active players on the team. Age range is from 16 to 69. We plan to help develop several teams throughout the state from juniors through collegiate in the next 5 years. If you know of someone who wants to be involved or is trying to start a team please have them contact us.

Last season we hosted the City of Trees Basketball Tournament in Boise Feb 18-19, 2023 at the Salvation Army Gymnasium on Emerald Street in Boise. We had teams from Arizona, California and Washington attending. We had great crowds that learns a lot about Wheelchair Basketball and were amazed at the pace and ability of the players.

Meet the Team


Tommy Schroeder #42 | Head Coach

Tommy Schroeder, head coach and co founder, grew up in Wisconsin and has actively participated in adaptive sports since the age of 10. With a basketball background spanning various levels, including college and international play, his extensive experience contributes significantly to the adaptive sports community.

Trent Duenas #00

Trent Duenas #00

Hometown: Boise, ID
Disability: Amp AK Right


Elijah Elsberry #10

Hometown: Meridian, Idaho 
Disability: Spina Bifida 


Kari Bird #12

Hometown: Boise, ID
Disability: Left Below Knee Amputee


CJ Brown #13

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM |
Current: Boise, ID
Disability: C-6 quad


Jake Simmons #15

Hometown: Nampa, Idaho
Disability: Spina Bifida


Ally Mauck #19

Hometown: Meridian, ID
Disability: Bilateral Clubfoot


Sam Seminar #18

Hometown: Hollister, CA |
Current: Kuna, Idaho
Disability: Spina Bifida


Kevin Falk #21

Hometown: Boise, ID
Disability: Right above knee Amputee since 2008


William Negri - Assistant Coach

Hometown: Mountain Home, ID
Graduated from BSU where I had my first encounter with Wheelchair Basketball playing pickup games at the Rec Center.


James Rawson - Assistant Coach

Hometown: Corona, CA
James Rawson is an assistant coach for the Gem State Falcons. He earned a degree in Health Education and Promotion from Boise State University. James currently works as a clinical coordinator at Delta Dental Idaho


Tom Schroeder

Tom is the co-founder of Idaho Adaptive Sports and the Gem State Falcons. Tom is now eligible for wheelchair basketball after having a hip replacement.


Saturday night at Fort Boise Community Center

You are welcome to join the team at the Fort Boise Community Center Gym.
Wheelchairs are provided so it is a great opportunity to learn about the sport. The team does scrimmage so be ready for some fast pace play

Team practice at the Salvation Army Gym in Boise , Thursdays

Practice starts at 7:00 every Thursday on Emerald St. Visitors are welcome to come and watch.