July 22, 2007
Teams from across the state fill basketball courts at the Rec Center, working on their skills.
During the champion chant competition, the girls perform the cheer they worked on throughout the week for all the other squads.
During the champion chant competition NCA staff members judge performances from a perch above the cheerleaders. According to Jefferson Jr. High coach Jill Villanasa, the younger girls really look up to the older, more experienced NCA staff members.
The Jefferson football squad adds their “superior” ribbons to others in their hair. “Superior” is the highest award possible, crediting the squad for significant improvement over their prior performances during the week.
Lily Smith strikes a pose as the girls play around during buddy practice.
McKenzie Price, far left, Caroline Brumfield, Sarah Kaplan and Tara Baker cheer along with hundreds of others during a group spiriting activity led by their camp leaders.
Robert Hanley, an NCA staffer, leads the group in spirit exercises.
A VeriChip, held by a pair of tweezers, is displayed in Boca Raton, Fla.
On the last day of camp, teams are awarded trophies for their performances in the final competition champion chant—the only time in the week when teams compete against each other rather than challenge themselves to improve.
Steve Schmidt, a 52-year-old beef farmer from Leslie, bites into a license plate Saturday at a demonstration he put on at the Show-Me State Games’ powerlifting competition. He has been competing as a strongman since 1977.
All sorts of items, including steel rods and horseshoes, succumbed to Steve Schmidt’s strength. He also pulls trucks and railroad freight cars.
July 21, 2007-- Steve Schmidt, 52, of Leslie demonstrated his strength by bending a nail with his hands while holding it with his teeth during the Show Me State Games power lifting competition at Lange Middle School Saturday.
July 21, 2007-- Steve Schmidt prepares to bend a nail during his performance at the Show Me State Games Power Lifting Competition.
Ovalta Bell benches 510 lbs to win his class at the power lifting competition. This was the most benched during the entire competition at the Show-Me State Games on July 21, 2007.
Shannon Kirk of Midnight Deadline waves teammate Leah Beal toward homeplate during the opening game of the Show-Me State Games’ kickball competition.
David Boyd, the second baseman for Midnight Deadline, steps into his kick at the Rainbow Softball Center in Cosmopolitan Park on Saturday morning.
Mark Harris and nine year old David Huddleston (both from Tuscumbia) discuss Sandy Furgison 's bowling technique. Furgison is a participant in the parent/grandparent/child doubles in the Show Me State Games. Her grandson and bowling partner is Huddleston's good friend.
Atlanta’s Willie Harris hits a three-run triple in the fourth inning as Cardinals catcher Gary Bennett looks on. Harris was 6-for-6 on Saturday with two triples and six RBIs.
July 21, 2007
Bryan Hopkins demonstrates his paddling skills along the Missouri River in preparation for the upcoming 2nd Annual Missouri River 340. The race is the world's longest non-stop river race.