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News : Galt Resident Competes In Special Olympics
Posted by Randy on 2014/6/19 7:42:29 (565 reads) News by the same author

A Galt-area resident, Pierce Rash, is among 125 delegates from Missouri Competing this week in New Jersey with nearly 35 hundred Special Olympics athletes from throughout the United States.
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According to the Missouri office for Special Olympics, Pierce Rash of Galt teamed with Scott Copeland of St. Joseph in Bocce Ball to place fourth in national competition in the category called “unified doubles”.– just missing out on a medal. 

Rash is representing Trenton and Grundy Countys’ organization known as DAWGS – Disabled Athletes with Grundy Support.

Special Olympics Missouri’s 125 athletes and coaches to have been competing in aquatics, track and field, basketball, bocce, bowling, flag football, golf, power lifting, tennis and volleyball. To meet some of the athletes from Team Missouri, visit

Competition results thus far include:

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

Octavio Daniel Topete (Carthage): Silver in 400M run
Eric Wright (Camdenton): Gold in 50M run; gold in 100M walk; 4th place in the softball throw
Shelly Antle (Marionville): Silver medal in the softball throw; bronze in the 100M walk
Allen Tobin (Independence): Bronze in the women’s shot put
Jason Coffman (Mexico): 6th place in the men’s shot put

Unified doubles --

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

William Reese (Warrenton), Scott Copeland (St. Joseph), Matthew Cepeda (Independence) and Pierce Rash (Trenton): 4th place
Linda Tyler (Wentzville), Courtney Patton (Urbana), Morgan Coombe (Kansas City) and Rebecca Tincknell (High Ridge): Gold
Mike Lowry (Independence), Jeanie Byland (Columbia), Lonnie Thornton (West Plains) and Melissa Buss (Festus): Silver
Ryan Fant (Urbana): Silver in singles; gold medal in regulation doubles (with Ryan Fant)
Lindsey Hawkins (St. Louis): Bronze in singles; bronze medal in regulation doubles (with Tiffany Wright)
Tanya Johnson (Kansas City): Eighth in singles; 4th place in Unified doubles (with Amanda Geno)
Michael Lunceford (Independence): Gold in singles; gold medal in Team Doubles (with Ryan Fant)
Chris Miller (Cape Girardeau): Gold in singles; gold medal in Unified doubles (with CJ O’Neal)
Tiffany Wright (Kansas City): Fourth in singles; bronze medal in regulation doubles (with Lindsey Hawkins)
Amanda Geno (Lee’s Summit) (Unified Partner): 4th place in Unified doubles (with Tanya Johnson)
CJ O’Neal (Kansas City) (Unified Partner): Gold medal in Unified doubles (with Chris Miller)

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

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) (Unified Partner): Gold medal in Unified doubles
Bobby Williams (Kansas City) (Unified Partner: Gold medal in Unified doubles

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