Team Invacare's Scott McNeice Wins Rocky Mountain Omnium Championship; Sherry Ramsey Takes Third in Women's


ELYRIA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 6, 2002--Team Invacare athlete Scott McNeice won the overall championship in the men's division of the United States Handcycling Federation's Rocky Mountain Omnium race series, held in Denver May 31-June 2.

McNeice claimed second place in the 10.5-mile Time Trial, with a time of 30:37, and second in the 25-mile Road Race with a time of 1:13:08. He finished first in the 30-minute Criterium, for an overall first-place score of 119.

Michel Bond of Team Invacare placed sixth overall, with a sixth-place finish in the Criterium, a seventh-place finish in 1:24:48 in the Road Race, and a 33:45 time for a fifth-place ranking in the Time Trial. Scott Gilger, also of Team Invacare, finished ninth overall.

In women's competition, Team Invacare's Sherry Ramsey finished third overall with a score of 90. She claimed third in all three individual events, with a 43:50 time in the Time Trial and a 1:53:56 finish in the Road Race.

Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC) is the global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative home medical products which promote recovery and active lifestyles through more than 25,000 providers. The company, which had 2001 revenues of $1.05 billion, goes to market in the following channels of distribution: home care, mass retail and institutional. Within these channels of distribution, Invacare participates in the following product segments: Home Care, which includes rehab products, respiratory products, manual wheelchairs, home care beds, therapeutic support surfaces and personal care products marketed by Invacare's Home Care Group; Soft Goods and Supplies, which includes ostomy, incontinence, wound care and diabetic supplies marketed by Invacare Supply Group; and Institutional, which includes nursing home beds, patient lifts and slings, nursing home furniture and bathing systems marketed by Invacare Continuing Care Group. The company's headquarters are in Elyria, Ohio, and the firm has manufacturing plants in the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, France, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. For more information about the company, visit Invacare's website at www.invacare.com.
Invacare Corporation's Team Invacare sponsors approximately 75 wheelchair athletes and teams, including wheelchair tennis, basketball (the Cleveland Cavaliers wheelchair team and individuals as well as Dallas Mavericks), quad rugby teams, and individual track and racing athletes.

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Invacare Corporation

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SOURCE: Invacare Corporation

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