Team Missouri 2014

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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. 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.

Awards Results

Aquatics:

Cody Anderson (St. Joseph): Silver in 200 yard freestyle; bronze in 100 yard individual medley; silver in the 100 yard backstroke
Nathan Baldwin (Kansas City): Fourth in 25 yard backstroke; gold in the 100 free; silver in the 50 free; gold in 4 X 50 freestyle relay
Logan Hulett (Moberly): Bronze in 200 yard freestyle; bronze in the 200 back; bronze in the 100 fly; gold in 4 X 50 freestyle relay
Libby Waddell (St. Louis): Bronze in 100 yard individual medley; bronze in 200 yard freestyle; bronze in the 100 backstroke; gold in 4 X 50 freestyle relay
Jennifer Neihouse (Lee’s Summit): Gold medal in the 25 fly; 8th in the 50 free; gold in 25 breast; gold in 4 X 50 freestyle relay
Kirstin Carlson (Kansas City): 4th in the 100 backstroke; silver in the 1,000 free; silver in the 500 free

Athletics:
Octavio Daniel Topete (Carthage): Silver in 400M run; gold in the running long jump; gold in the mini javelin; 4th in the 4x100 relay
Eric Wright (Camdenton): Gold in 50M run; gold in 100M walk; 4th place in the softball throw; gold in the 50m walk
Shelly Antle (Marionville): Silver medal in the softball throw; bronze in the 100M walk; gold in the 50m walk; gold in the standing long jump
Allen Tobin (Independence): Bronze in the men’s shot put; 4th in the running long jump; 5th in the 100m run; 4th in the 200m run
Jason Coffman (Mexico): 6th place in the men’s shot put; bronze in the running long jump; gold in the 200m run; 4th in the 4x100 relay
Maria Arnett (Noel): 5th in the 200m run, silver in the 100m run; bronze in the running long jump; 4th in the 4x100 relay
Paige Hall (St. Charles): 4th in the 100m run; gold in running long jump; silver in the shot put; 4th in the 4x100 relay
Jane Highland (Columbia): Gold in the 100m run; 7th in the running long jump; bronze in the mini javelin; gold in the shot put

Basketball:
Men’s (Cape Girardeau) -- Patrick Andrews, Lucas Blattel, Daniel Fultz, Landon Hume, Tim Kunz, Alex Kunz, Eric Leslie, Paul Mize, Dalton Myers and Scott Wright:  Fourth place
Women’s (Players from Neosho and Marshall) – Dominique DeChant, LaShayla Gillespie, Kaitlin Nugen, Dakota Perkins, Raquel Raney, Azalea Ray, Makayla Slawter, Samantha Snow and Tabitha Wheeler: Silver medal

Bocce:
Melissa Buss (Festus): Silver in Unified doubles; silver in Unified teams; silver in singles
Matthew Cepeda (Independence): silver in Unified doubles; 4th place in Unified teams; silver in singles 
Morgan Coombe (Kansas City): Gold in Unified doubles; gold in Unified teams; gold in singles 
Pierce Rash (Trenton): 4th place in Unified doubles; 4th place in Unified teams; 4th place in singles 
Lonnie Thornton (West Plains): Bronze in Unified doubles; silver in Unified teams; gold in singles
Rebecca Tincknell (High Ridge): Silver in Unified doubles; gold in Unified teams; 4th place in singles 
Jeanie Byland (Unified Partner) (Columbia): Silver in Unified doubles; silver in Unified teams
Scott Copeland (Unified Partner) (St. Joseph): 4th place in Unified doubles; 4th place in Unified teams 
Mike Lowry (Unified Partner) (Independence): Bronze in Unified doubles; silver in Unified teams 
Courtney Patton (Unified Partner) (Urbana): Silver in Unified doubles; gold in Unified teams 
William Reese (Unified Partner) (Warrenton): Silver in Unified doubles; 4th place in Unified teams 
Linda Tyler (Unified Partner) (Wentzville): Gold in Unified doubles; gold in Unified teams 

Bowling:
Ryan Fant (Urbana): Silver in singles; gold in doubles; 4th place in regulation team
Lindsey Hawkins (Fenton): Bronze in singles; bronze in doubles; bronze in Unified team
Tanya Johnson (Kansas City): Eighth in singles; 4th place in Unified doubles; 4th place in regulation team
Michael Lunceford (Independence): Gold in singles; gold in doubles; 4th place in regulation team
Chris Miller (Cape Girardeau): Gold in singles; silver in Unified doubles; bronze in Unified team
Tiffany Wright (Kansas City): 4th place in singles; bronze in doubles; 4th place in regulation team
CJ O’Neal (Kansas City) (Unified Partner): Silver in Unified doubles; bronze in Unified team
Amanda Geno (Lee’s Summit) (Unified Partner): Silver in Unified doubles; bronze in Unified team

Flag Football (players from Washington, Savannah, St. Joseph) – Simon Caldwell, Gary Crossfield, Cody Curran, Joseph Hochard, Tanner Hrenchir, Jared Niemeyer, Brandon Simmons, Matthew Waelterman and Jason Wilmesherr: 5th place

Golf:
Thomas Cleek (Columbia) – Gold in 18 holes 
Tere'e Trussell (Columbia) – Silver in individual skills
Tina Jones (Rhineland) - 4th place in individual skills
Jocelyn Diehl (St. Louis) (Unified Partner) and Stephanie Littrell (Washington) - participation ribbons in Unified doubles  
Chris Ringot (Savannah) – Silver in 9 holes 
Nick and Jerry McMullen (St. Charles) (Unified Partner) – Silver in Unified doubles 

Powerlifting:
Brianne Chavez (Cape Girardeau): Gold in squat; gold in deadlift; gold in bench press; gold in combination
Dary McIntyre (Cape Girardeau): Gold in squat; bronze in deadlift; fourth in bench press; silver in combination

Tennis: 
Ashley Wurst (Kansas City) (Unified Partner): Gold medal in Unified doubles
Jeremie Ballinger (St. Louis) (Unified Partner): Gold medal in Unified doubles
Brittany Selken (Kansas City): Gold medal in Unified doubles; bronze in singles
Bobby Williams (Kansas City): Gold medal in Unified doubles; bronze in singles

Volleyball (players from Columbia, Jefferson City and Kansas City) – Harry Besleme, Jason Boyd, Jean Buersmeyer, Shaina Galloway, Mark Harris, Matthew Hood, Matthew Montgomery, Arthur Murphy, Dena Muskopf, George Richardson, Kendall Scheidt and Larry Stephens: Bronze

Updated 6/24/2014 at 1:30 p.m.

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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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