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Throwing the competition [Photo]

Abbie Meyer attempts to throw Vanessa Mahan during a Judo match at Smithton Middle School on Saturday during the Show-Me State Games. “It was my first match, but it felt really good,” Meyer said.

Resting his foot [Photo]

Andrew Dodd, 9, rests after hurting his foot in a Judo match at Smithton Middle School on Saturday.

Loading his gun [Photo]

Joe Dominique loads his gun for the black powder event of the Show-Me State Games at Prairie Grove Shooting Sports on Saturday afternoon. Dominique packs equal parts of powder to shot.

Collecting the gold [Photo]

James Hayhurst collected gold medals for the 5 stand as well as the sporting clays shooting competitions from Ralph Gates for the Show-Me State Games at Prairie Grove Shooting Sports on Saturday afternoon. Hayhurst hit 48 out of 50 targets in 5 stand and 49 our of 50 in sporting clays.

Hitting his target [Photo]

James Hayhurst hits his target during the 5 stand shooting competition for the Show-Me State Games at Prairie Grove Shooting Saturday. Hayhurst hit 48 out of 50 targets and won the gold.

Waiting for scores [Photo]

Dave Quevreaux waits for an official determination about his lift during the Powerlifting event on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Lange Middle School.

Warming up for lifting [Photo]

Anchana Heng of Heng’s Gym in Jefferson City spots Frank Gilder as he warms up for the 65-69 year old bench press division.

Powerlifting oldest competitor [Photo]

Dave Quevreaux, 78, talks about his exercise routine during the powerlifting event on Saturday, July 17. Quevereaux is this year’s oldest competitor.

Attempt on goal [Photo]

Eli Sherman of the Boone County Tornadoes, left, grapples with Jake Hale of the Waynesville Hurricanes for an attempt on goal and Waynesville Hurricanes goalie Karl Dupont on Saturday morning at a Show-Me State Games soccer match in Cosmo Park. The Tornadoes went on to win the game, 4-0.

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.
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