2014 USA Games

June 14 - 21, 2014
Mercer County, New Jersey

Every four years, Special Olympics conducts a national summer games in the United States that includes athletes from all 52 US Programs. New Jersey is proud to have been selected as host of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, the Games of Welcome and Acceptance.

The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games will showcase athletes competing in 14 official and 3 demonstration sports. Competitions will be offered in both traditional and Unified play, bringing together the community to support and play side-by-side with our athletes, in what expects to be the most inclusive Games in Special Olympics History.

While the Games will highlight competition, special events including Opening and Closing Ceremonies, athlete events and educational programs throughout the week, will create an experience of a lifetime for all athletes, families and volunteers in attendance … leading to a change in understanding and acceptance of persons with intellectual disabilities in communities throughout New Jersey and throughout the United States.

Team Missouri Fact Sheet 

Meet Team Missouri.

WHO: 
3,500 athletes from all 50 states
10,000 volunteers
coaches and official delegates
family members and friends of athletes
spectators

TEAM MISSOURI: 
Team Missouri will consist of the following sports: Aquatics, Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Flag Football, Golf, Powerlifting, Tennis, and Volleyball. 

Special Olympics Missouri athletes train year-round for sports competitions. With training and competitions in 21 Olympic-style sports, our athletes push hard and play harder. They strive to beat their personal bests, defying the odds again and again. From the local ballfields to the shining stage of the USA Games, from swimming to basketball, our athletes showcase the talents and triumphs of people with intellectual disabilities. You can be part of this exciting program, too.

Please donate to the training of Team Missouri athletes now and into the future by becoming a Team Missouri donor. You can donate online or by mailing your donation to: Special Olympics Missouri - Team Missouri, 1001 Diamond Ridge, Suite 800, Jefferson City, MO 65109.  

AQUATICS: 

• Cody Anderson
• Nathan Baldwin
• Kirstin Carlson
• Logan Hulett
• Jennifer Neihouse
• Elizabeth Waddell
• Terri Hilt-Coach
• Amy Wurst-Coach

ATHLETICS: 
• Shelley Antle
• Maria Arnett
• Jason Coffman 
• Paige Hall
• Jane Highland
• Allen Tobin
• Octavio Daniel Topete
• Eric Wright
• Julia Busken-Coach
• Genice Fisher-Coach
• Irvin Jones-Coach

BASKETBALL:

Boys: 
• Patrick Andrews
• Lucas Blattel
• Daniel Fultz
• Landon Hume
• Tim Kunz
 Alex Kunz
• Eric Leslie
• Paul Mize
• Dalton Myers
• Scott Wright
• Robin Anderson-Coach
• Jeff Fugett-Coach
• Stan Smith-Coach

Girls: 
• Dominque DeChant
• LaShayla Gillespie
• Kaitlin Nugen
• Dakota Perkins
• Raquel Raney
• Azalea Ray
• Makayla Slawter
• Samantha Snow
• Tabitha Wheeler
• Amy Grace-Coach
• Keith Patterson-Coach
• Emily Reyes-Coach

BOCCE:
• Melissa Buss
• Matthew Cepeda
• Morgan Coombe
• Pierce Rash
• Lonnie Thornton
• Rebecca Tincknell
• Jeanie Byland-Unified Partner
• Scott Copeland-Unified Partner
• Mike Lowry-Unified Partner
• Courtney Patton-Unified Partner
• William Reese-Unified Partner
• Linda Tyler-Unified Partner
• Kathy Lowry-Coach

BOWLING: 
• Ryan Fant
• Lindsey Hawkins
• Tanya Johnson
• Michael Lunceford
• Chris Miller
• Tiffany Wright
• Amanda Geno-Unified Partner
• CJ O'Neal-Unified Partner
• Mandi Steward Ballinger-Coach
• Berma Webb-Coach

FLAG FOOTBALL: 
• Simon Caldwell
• Gary Crossfield
• Cody Curran
• Joseph Hochard
• Tanner Hrenchir
 Jared Niemeyer
• Brandon Simmons
• Matthew Waelterman
• Jason Wilmesherr
• Chase Crane-Coach
• Kaylee Schoenfelder-Coach
• Steve Wilmesherr-Coach

GOLF: 
• Thomas Cleek
• Tina Jones
• Stephanie Littrell
• Nicholas McMullen
• Chris Ringot
• Tere’e Trussell
• Jocelyn Diehl-Unified Partner
• Jerry McMullen-Unified Partner
 Terry Ringot - Caddy
 Eric Martin - Caddy 
• Ken Neff-Coach
• Steven Wiederholt-Coach

POWERLIFTING: 
• Brianne Chavez
• Dary McIntyre
• Ed Blaylock-Coach
• Linda Wiederholt-Coach

TENNIS: 
• Brittany Selken
• Bobby Williams
• Jeremie Ballinger-Unified Partner
• Ashley Wurst-Unified Partner
• Peggy Llewellyn-Neff-Coach
• Linda Wiederholt-Coach

VOLLEYBALL:
• Harry Besleme
• Jason Boyd
• Jean Buersmeyer
• Shaina Galloway
Mark Harris 
• Matthew Hood
• Matthew Montgomery
• Arthur Murphy
• Dena Muskopf
• George Richardson
• Kendall Scheidt
• Larry Stephens
• Diane Brimer-Coach
• Brittany Busken-Coach
• Curt Yaeger-Coach

STAFF:
• Susan Shaffer
• Tim Schuster
• Johnathon Hankinson
• Gary Brimer
• Renee Abbott
• Brandon Schatseik
• Rachel Antal 

CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE SELECTED!

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