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Special Olympians Bring Home 22 Medals At OSU Summer Games

Members of the Fulton County Jaguars Special Olympics team who competed in the State Summer Games are, sitting from left: coaches Annette Shotwell, Lynlee Reinking, Celia Wilson, Emily Stockham, Teri Vansickle, Brayden Marshall, and Marissa Campos. Standing: Taylor Hartman, coach; Ben Clausen, Wauseon; Megan Marini, Archbold; Brad Damman, Aric Gurzynski, Josh Parran, Joel Reinking, all of Wauseon; Nick Denn, Archbold; Shawn Summers, Dillon Hayward, both of Wauseon; Hannah Shotwell, Delta; Corey Hite, Wauseon; Jenny Whaley, Delta; Morgan Wagner, Fayette; Nathan Schaefer, Archbold; Danni Smith, Wauseon; Ann Schroeder, Amber Pursel, both of Archbold; MayLynn Sterrett, Swanton; Tim Rettig, Archbold; Austin Double, Wauseon; Keerston Volkman, Delta; Danelle Bodette, Archbold; Xavier Bustamante, Delta; Nick Weigand, Archbold; Nick Wilson, coach.– courtesy photo

Members of the Fulton County Jaguars Special Olympics team who competed in the State Summer Games are, sitting from left: coaches Annette Shotwell, Lynlee Reinking, Celia Wilson, Emily Stockham, Teri Vansickle, Brayden Marshall, and Marissa Campos. Standing: Taylor Hartman, coach; Ben Clausen, Wauseon; Megan Marini, Archbold; Brad Damman, Aric Gurzynski, Josh Parran, Joel Reinking, all of Wauseon; Nick Denn, Archbold; Shawn Summers, Dillon Hayward, both of Wauseon; Hannah Shotwell, Delta; Corey Hite, Wauseon; Jenny Whaley, Delta; Morgan Wagner, Fayette; Nathan Schaefer, Archbold; Danni Smith, Wauseon; Ann Schroeder, Amber Pursel, both of Archbold; MayLynn Sterrett, Swanton; Tim Rettig, Archbold; Austin Double, Wauseon; Keerston Volkman, Delta; Danelle Bodette, Archbold; Xavier Bustamante, Delta; Nick Weigand, Archbold; Nick Wilson, coach.– courtesy photo

The Fulton County Jaguars Special Olympics team traveled to Columbus to compete in the 50th annual Special Olympics Ohio State Summer Games, June 28-30, at The Ohio State University.

More than 2,800 athletes from around the state traveled to compete in the threeday competition.

The Jaguars took track and volleyball teams.

Gold medal winners in track included Danelle Bodette and Tim Rettig, Archbold; Aric Gurzynski and Shawn Summers, Wauseon; Xavier Bustamante, Delta; and MayLynn Sterrett, Swanton.

Twenty-two gold, silver, and bronze medals were won by the track team.

The volleyball team also placed first, beating their opponents 4-1.

Tim Rettig, Archbold, starts the first leg of the 4x100- meter relay race. The team of Rettig, Shawn Summers, Aric Gurzynski, and Xavier Bustamante placed fourth.– courtesy photo

Tim Rettig, Archbold, starts the first leg of the 4×100- meter relay race. The team of Rettig, Shawn Summers, Aric Gurzynski, and Xavier Bustamante placed fourth.– courtesy photo