Tokyo Paralympian Zach Buhler

Tokyo Paralympian Zach Buhler of Huntington, Ind., is among the 52 athletes competing this weekend in Phoenix.

The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes is hosting its Southwest Regional Goalball Tournament Jan. 20-22 at the Ability 360 Sports & Fitness Center this weekend.

Six men's teams and six women's teams are slated to compete.

Four Paralympians are on the rosters for this weekend's event, including three-time Paralympian Daryl Walker (Jacksonville, Fla.), two-time Paralympian Karen Zabel (Yorktown, Ind.), and Tokyo Paralympians Zach Buhler (Huntington, Ind.) and Mindy Cook (Columbus, Ohio).

The competition will be from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The medal matches are slated to begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The Ability 360 Sports & Fitness Center is located in Phoenix at 5031 E. Washington St.

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