Prague, CZ (WIBX) - The USA Wheelchair Curling Team is on its way to the Czech Republic ahead of next week's 2011 World Championships.

The five member team is comprised of athletes from the Sitrin STARS (Success Through Adaptive Recreation & Sports) program. Last year, Team USA was unable to obtain a spot on the podium, losing in the bronze medal game. Team officials are shooting for gold this year.

The championships are being held February 21st through March 1st.

(photo from left: Augusto Perez- Syracuse, Jim Pierce-Syracuse, Jim Joseph-New Hartford, Jacqui Kapinowski-Point Pleasant, NJ, and Penny Greely-Green Bay, WI)