July 18, 2010
Tyler Loethen, 17, of Helias High School in Jefferson City grips Michael Rodgers, 17, of St. Clair High School in St. Clair at the Show-Me State Games wrestling competition Saturday at the Hearnes Center. Loethen, who won the match, said of wrestling at the Show-Me State Games, “I love the sport. It’s always a good tournament. I love the competition.”
The Hearnes Center is filled with activity as 493 wrestlers participate in the Show-Me State Games wrestling competition on Saturday. This year’s turnout was the largest yet. Eight matches were held simultaneously on the arena floor from 10 a.m. until about 7 p.m. for some age groups.
Club Como 13-2, left, plays against CMVBC of Jefferson City during the Girl's 7th-grade division volleyball games of the Show-Me State Games.
From left, Deidra Mattson and Bailey Lawson of the Club Como volleyball team play the ball against the Stars from St. Peters during the Girl's 7th-grade division volleyball games of the Show-Me State Games.
Nicole Kumar, left, and Kate Floros compile results of the Show-Me State Games 5K, 10K, and race walk after the event at Bethel Park in southwest Columbia on Sunday. Discussing why they volunteer, Kumar said, “because I hurt my ankle and couldn’t run.” Floros explained,” I want to be a race planner when I grow up.”
Deja Dennis, left, of the Club Como 13-2 volleyball team blocks the ball against Sydney Bennett of Xplosion from Hannibal during the Girl's 7th-grade sivision volleyball games of the Show-Me State Games at the Columbia Armory on Sunday.
Tom Allen, a Show-Me State Games volunteer, records and prints racers’ times at the 5K, 10K, and race walk on Sunday at Bethel Park in southwest Columbia. About 120 people competed in the event, which was delayed by an hour due to heavy thunderstorms early that morning.
Kyle Lisnbey of Columbia receives a popsicle stick from a volunteer after completing the 10K race of the Show-Me State Games on Sunday at Bethel Park in southwest Columbia. Volunteers recorded statistics on such popsicle sticks, so that racers could turn them in and have their results compiled. Lisenby said he likes to listen AC/DC and Bon Jovi while running.
From left, Anna Noble, Deidra Mattson and Hannah Hensel of the Club Como volleyball team listen carefully as coach Lei Wang discusses strategies right before their match with the Xplosion from Hannibal at the Columbia Armory on Sunday. Club Como 13-1 of Columbia won a bronze medal in the Girl's 7th-grade division.
Cindy Boyer, left, assists Debbie Simon in getting the last drops of water from a cooler after the Show-Me State Games’ 5K, 10K, and race walk at Bethel Park in southwest Columbia on Sunday. Boyer said she and a friend, Nancy Mueller, do a 5K every month.
Gage Hill, 3, shoots his grandfather Spencer Barron's arrows at the Show-Me State Games 3D archery competition. Barron is president of the NOMO Bowhunters Archery Range in Moberly where the events took place.
Richard Potter of Huntsville judges the yardage of the target during the Show-Me State Games 3D archery competition on Sunday. At this particular target site, archers competing in the Men's Open, which Potter did, had to shoot from the top of a bridge at the target approximately 32 yards away. Potter received first place in the class.
Becca Nowlin, 16, hangs up her bow after shooting at the Show-Me State Games 3D archery competition. Nowlin placed third in the young adult, age 15 to 17 female class.
Kelsey Brandkamp, 16, finds her mark during the Show-Me State Games 3D archery competition on Sunday. Brandkamp has been archery shooting since age 4. "I will continue to do it for the rest of my life if I can," Brandkamp said. She placed first in the young adult, age 15 to 17 female class.
Kelsey Brandkamp, 16, aims her arrow at the target on Sunday at the Show-Me State Games. The games were held at the NOMO Bow Hunters Archery Range in Moberly.
Lynda Hodges, left, shoots at a target as Kelsey Brandkamp converses with friends and opponents during the Show-Me State Games 3D archery competition on Sunday. Hodges has been shooting for four years and took the gold medal in the women's open event.
Bill Crawford, 93, showing historical newspaper clippings of The Walters-Boone County Museum's grand opening that took place 20 years ago. The museum celebrated its two decades with a party on Sunday afternoon.
Despite early thunderstorms on Sunday, participants still came out for the second day of the Show-Me State Games golf tournament.
Prairie Grove Shooting Sports hosted the shooting competitions throughout the weekend for the Show-Me State Games.
The road cycling portion of the Show-Me State Games includes both individual and tandem events, each grouped by age and gender. Brent Young is a six-time participant in the individual race, and this year will ride with his son, Brandon, 10, in the tandem event.