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Oldest competitor [Photo]

Abraham Bahghet, 73, walks up to the stage to compete in the bench press at Lange Middle School on Saturday. Bahghet was the oldest competitor in last year’s powerlifting competition.

Fight for the ball [Photo]

Ryder Timmins, of the Waynesville Hurricanes, scrambles for the ball with Alex McDonald, of the Boone County Tornadoes, Saturday morning at a soccer match at the Show-Me State Games located at Cosmo Park. The Tornadoes went on to win the game, 4-0. It was a hot day in Columbia and the players jerseys were drenched. "You may want to wash those things, those things are gross," Tornadoes Coach Ron Schmidt said.

Preparing for powerlifting [Photo]

Bill Clark, right, explains the rules of the powerlifting competition at Lange Middle School on Saturday. Clark, who founded Clark’s Champion Gym near Columbia, has set several records in powerlifting and other sports, but will not compete this year due to injuries.

Under the arm [Photo]

Jesse Kalliangos, of The Cleveland Steamers, narrowly throws a forehand under the arm of his mark, Nathan Freeman, of Sweet Action, at the Show-Me-State Games Ultimate tournament on Saturday at Hinkson Fields. Sweet Action went on to win the game on a final, tiebreaking point.

Dodging the defense [Photo]

Bethany Lindaman, of Sweet Action, throws a forehand under the arm of her defender, Mira Barasch, of The Cleveland Steamers, during the third game of the day at the Show-Me-State Games Ultimate tournament on Saturday at Hinkson Fields.

Leaping ahead [Photo]

Dan Schisler, of The Cleveland Steamers, leaps forward to catch a disc as his trailing defender, Calvin Maginel, of Sweet Action watches at the Show-Me-State Games Ultimate tournament on Saturday at Hinkson Fields.

Blocking a throw [Photo]

Nathan Freeman, of Sweet Action, extends his arm to try and block a backhand throw from Greg Trotts, of The Cleveland Steamers, at the Show-Me-State Games Ultimate tournament on Saturday at Hinkson Fields.

Biking the loop [Photo]

Cyclists sport their various colors and affiliations on their jerseys as they bike the 28-mile loop near Interstate 70 and Highway DD in Auxvasse. Raymond Sapp, the event's commissioner, said that race is great for "amateurs or people who want to see what cycling is about."

Rounding a curve [Photo]

Ronald Davis and others round a corner along the path of the 19-mile loop in the 2010 Show-Me State Games road cycling event.

Ready to start [Photo]

Henry Stansfield, 13, Micah Bennett, 11, Adam Lehman, and John McNail await the start of the 2010 Show-Me State Games road cycling race outside Rising Sun Baptist Church, which is located near Auxvasse, on Saturday. There were two different length races, 19 and 28 miles, and a total of 66 cyclists entered the competition.

Cheering on his team [Photo]

John Hay, head coach of the Gators, cheers on his team after their victory over the California Blue Crushes in the 9-and-under league game of the Show-Me State Games on Saturday at Cosmo Park.

Celebrating victory [Photo]

From Left, Jack Fischer, 9, Bryce Rauba, 9, Zack Hay, 9, and William McCormick, 9, celebrate their victory over the California Blue Crushes in the 9-and-under league baseball tournament of the Show-Me State Games on Saturday at Cosmo Park.

Watching the game [Photo]

Mason Boussad, 9, of the Gators watches the game from the dugout during a 9-and-under league baseball game of the Show-Me State Games at Cosmo Park on Saturday.

Running for home [Photo]

Mason Boussad, 9, of the Gators runs for home plate during a 9-and-under league baseball game of the Show-Me State Games on Saturday at Cosmo Park.

Shaking hands [Photo]

The Boone County Bad Boys and the St. Charles Rottweilers shake hands after the game on Saturday. The Rottweilers won the game 12-2.

Ducking a pitch [Photo]

Sammy Modica, of the Rottweilers from St. Charles, ducks out of the way of a stray pitch during the Show-Me State Games on Saturday. The Rottweilers won the game against the Boone County Bad Boys, 12-2.

Ed Robb [Photo]

Ed Robb

Volleying for a play at Show-Me State Games [Photo]

Rachael Oziomek of the Kansas City Forbes volleyball team hits the ball against blocker Sara Lowe of the Waynesville YaYa's during the Show-Me State Games on Saturday at Columbia College.

Setting up [Photo]

Aaron Boone sets up a sign on Saturday in preparation for the public grand opening of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's new office near Rock Bridge High School in Columbia. "It just stick's with ya," said Boone referring to his volunteering experience. "Six hours turns into 10 years."

J. Scott Christianson [Photo]

J. Scott Christianson
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