Bowling enthusiasts collect medals, ribbons at state meet

It’s been a great year for the Rockford Special Olympic team. In November, members participated in the State Bowling Meet at the Brunswick Zone in Blaine.

Rockford’s Special Olympic Team had a great showing at the recent State Bowling Meet. Representing the team (left to right) are: Ryan Bolduc with a first place gold medal, Tim Buoy with a fourth place ribbon, Natasha Big with a fourth place ribbon, Tiana Carlson with a second place silver medal, Nick Schiltz with a second place silver medal, Cole Mounthachak with a third place bronze medal, Erik Thomas with a second place silver medal and Brody Clark with a second place silver medal.

Rockford’s Special Olympic Team had a great showing at the recent State Bowling Meet.
Representing the team (left to right) are: Ryan Bolduc with a first place gold medal, Tim Buoy with a fourth place ribbon, Natasha Big with a fourth place ribbon, Tiana Carlson with a second place silver medal, Nick Schiltz with a second place silver medal, Cole Mounthachak with a third place bronze medal, Erik Thomas with a second place silver medal and Brody Clark with a second place silver medal.

The Rockford team has experienced growth with 17 athletes, .8 of whom attended the meet. There were over 1,800 athletes who competed in this event.

Special Olympics Minnesota serves 7,100 athletes with intellectual disabilities, providing them with year-round sports training and competition opportunities. In all, more than 2.5 million athletes from nearly 200 countries around the world benefit from participation in Special Olympics.

Being in Special Olympics, the athletes build self-esteem, teamwork and experience personal growth.

Congratulations go out to the team and it coaches for a successful meet and great results.

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