WSU’s Ratzlaff prepares to immerse himself in Paralympics experience

Handcycling did not interest Casey Ratzlaff on that hot July day in 2011. Neither did bocce ball.

“Nothing was exciting to him,” said Tammy Ratzlaff, Casey’s mother.

Casey Ratzlaff wanted to join the rest of the family fishing for catfish and crappie at Marion Reservoir. Then, Nick Taylor spoke up, just before Ratzlaff departed a wheelchair sports introductory session in Maize without finding a sport that grabbed his attention.