USADSF Statement on the US Deaflympics Centennial Celebrations Reunion

2023 Mar 17
USADSF Statement on the "US Deaflympics Centennial Celebrations Reunion"
Liz Matthews, Winter NSO Chair

Larry Smith and Elizabeth Matthews Elected NSO Council Chairs

2023 Mar 05
NSO Council elects Lawrence “Larry” Smith of USA Deaf Track and Field as the Summer NSO Chair and Elizabeth “Liz” Matthews of USA Deaf Curling as the Winter NSO Chair.
Graphic showing Carli Cronk holding up 12 medals

ICSD Honors Carli Cronk with the 2022 Sportswoman of the Year Award

2023 Feb 24
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND—The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) yesterday announced that 17-year old American swimmer Carli Cronk has been named the 2022 ICSD Sportswoman of the Year Award. The Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year awards comprise the ICSD’s highest recognition for “exemplary sport achievements” by a deaf female athlete and a deaf male athlete.

Ralph Fernandez Joins ICSD Secretariat

2023 Feb 10
The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) announced on Saturday February 4 that Ralph Fernandez has been selected to join the ICSD Secretariat as an International Sports Director to assist with the organization of ICSD-sanctioned events. With this move, Fernandez departs his Member at Large post on the USADSF Board of Directors.

USADSF Leadership Update

2023 Feb 09
USADSF wishes to thank Jameson Crane for all his contributions to USA Deaf Sports and to our sporting community over the last 5 years as he steps down from his Executive Director post.

Orienteering Training in DC/MD/VA area

2022 Nov 17
Want to spend a Fall day outdoors? Here is your opportunity to experience Orienteering - Sunday November 20 at Cabin John Regional Park in Bethesda MD. Our Orienteering Team Leader, Tom Wells will be there!

Deaf Winterfest 2023

2022 Oct 26
The United States Deaf Skiers & Snowboarders Association is pleased to announce Deaf WinterFest 2023, featuring a 7‐day ski and snowboard week with activities, evening programs and more! The event will take place from February 27th to March 5th, 2023 at Heavenly Valley, South Lake Tahoe, CA. *50 % of all proceeds goes to the events and USA Deaflympics Ski & Snowboard Team 2023.
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2022 Hall of Fame nomination - OPEN

2022 Sep 15
The USADFS is currently accepting HOF nominations until September 22, 2022. To learn more about the selection criteria and to download the nomination form, please visit

Introduction to Orienteering

2022 Sep 07
Come and Try Orienteering for FREE! Direct instruction in ASL provided. Registration is OPEN now for this Saturday in Rockville, Maryland. Click on title for more information and to register.

Hall of Fame - Nominations now OPEN

2022 Aug 25
The Hall of Fame award is to honor those who have displayed exceptional performance or service to the deaf in the world of sports as athletes and leaders. Deadline to submit nominations is September 22.
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USA Deaf Sports Federation NSO Representative Nomination Announcement

2022 Aug 25
Actively seeking TWO NSO Representatives, representing our National Deaf Sports Leaders on the USADSF Board. Our outgoing NSO representative, Stacy Nowak describes the responsibilities of a NSO Representative. Deadline for Nominations is this Monday, August 29.

USADSF Press Release - New President - Mr. Jeffrey Mansfield

2022 Jul 14
Exciting changes come to USADSF as Board members elect Jeffrey Mansfield as the next USADSF Board President, with much appreciation to outgoing President Danny Lacey for his services during his term.
Nina Cutro-Kelly waves to the crowd after winning Gold in the Women's +78kg Judo at the 24th Summer Deaflympics

Team USA Celebrates its Medals and Wins on the Fourth Day of the Deaflympics

2022 May 07
CAXIAS DO SUL, BRAZIL — The fourth day of the Deaflympics was full of wins and medals for the United States. For the first time in American history, the United States was represented in Judo. International level Judoka Nina Cutro-Kelly made her Deaflympic debut in the +78kg category, and captured the hearts of American fans who showed up to cheer her on.
Carli Cronk swims during a preliminary heat of the Women's 200M Individual Medley in Caxias do Sul, Brazil on May 2, 2022.

Team USA Wins 5 Medals on the First Day of Competition

2022 May 03
CAXIAS DO SUL, BRAZIL — In the first full day of competition, Team USA swimmer Carli Cronk won her heat in the Women’s 200m Individual Medley preliminary two separate times after the officials’ timers malfunctioned during the first heat. Competing in the finals later in the day, she exhibited mental toughness despite having to swim twice earlier in the morning, and went on to win her first-ever Deaflympic Gold in record-breaking fashion.
Parade of Nations

24th Summer Deaflympics Declared Open

2022 May 02
CAXIAS DO SUL, BRAZIL — Speaking in front of a raucous crowd at the Centro Esportivo SESI, Gustavo Perazzolo, the President of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf signed, in International Sign, the long awaited words: “I declare the 24th Summer Deaflympics open!”
Six curling members show off their medals with Banff sign behind them

USA Wins Gold in Banff

2022 Mar 31
The USA Deaf Curling Men Team won over the undefeated Ukrainian team to win their first-ever gold in Banff, Canada.