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2010 Show-Me State Games

Shooting competition at the Show-Me Games

Adam Winter, 14, won a gold medal in Class B sporting clays this year. He competed in trap and sporting clays during this year’s Shooting Show-Me State Games at Prairie Grove Shooting. Winter has been playing for about four years.

 

Children get their chance in Show-Me State Games disc golf

Six children under age 12 competed in disc golf as part of the Show-Me State Games, the largest group since the sport was included over a decade ago.

Pitching key to success in Show-Me State Games slow-pitch softball

The Machens Hitmen won the Show-Me State Games men's slow-pitch softball tournament with good pitching and defense.

Brooklyn Cats speed to Show-Me State Games boys basketball title

The Brooklyn Cats use their fast-paced style of play to honor their coach's hometown near St. Louis. 

Jefferson City team second in Show-Me State Games adult football

Domination is a football team from Jefferson City made up of former high school and college athletes. They were able to adjust to the 7-on-7 game and finish second at the Show-Me State Games adult football tournament.

VIDEO: Food and fans of the 2010 Show-Me State Games

The Kids First Optimist Club of Columbia ran a concession stand in Cosmopolitan Park for competitors and spectators.

PHOTO GALLERY: Show-Me State Games holds track and field events

Sunday's events at the Show-Me State Games included track and field at Walton Stadium.

VIDEO: Show-Me State Games give sprinter second chance

Because of a senior prank, Derek Freeman, a 100-meter sprinter from Salem, was not allowed to run in his high school districts meet at the end of his senior year.

Variety of players part of Show-Me State Games coed volleyball

Team Quinn of Columbia brought a variety of players to Sunday's Show-Me State Games coed volleyball tournament. One was 17 years old and just starting to learn the game, and another was 51 and has played for more than two decades.

PHOTO GALLERY: Friends, families compete in Show-Me State Games miniature golf

The Perche Creek Golf Club hosted the Show-Me State Games' miniature golf event on Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Brooklyn Cats win in Show-Me State Games basketball

The Show-Me State Games held its 12th-grade competitive level championship game Sunday at the MU Student Recreation Complex. The Brooklyn Cats won the game 70-62 against the Mineral Area Panthers.

PHOTO GALLERY: Soccer at the Show-Me State Games

The Show-Me State Games adult coed recreational soccer final took place Sunday at Cosmopolitan Park. Florissant OBG defeated Ellisville PNH United 6-4 in penalty kicks to win its first Show-Me State Games title since it's started participating in the games.

Synchronized swimmers enjoy final performance together at Show-Me State Games

The Kansas City Sea Sprites' 18 to 19-year-old trio, a nationally recognized synchronized swimming team, performed for the last time together on Sunday before they head to college in the fall.

Show-Me State Games commissioners enjoy camaraderie of competition

Each Show-Me State Games competition has a commissioner and some have been doing it for decades. The games bring together people from all over the state, but also unite organizers and competitors.

Show-Me State Games gives father chance for bowling glory

Gerald Wills Sr. used the Show-Me State Games as an opportunity to get back to the sport he rarely gets to play.

St. Louis Big Ballers repeat as Show-Me Games kickball champs

The St. Louis Big Ballers is a traveling kickball team. They won their second straight Show-Me State Games kickball title Saturday at Cosmopolitan Park.

Gymnastics instructors coach and compete in the Show-Me State Games

Six gymnastics instructors from St. Louis traveled to Columbia Saturday to both compete in and coach at the Show-Me State Games.

Show-Me State Games martial arts a family event for Jefferson City father and sons

Rob Howard is the owner of three tae kwon do schools in Missouri, and both his sons compete in the Korean martial art.

PHOTO GALLERY: Track and Field at the Show-Me State Games

PHOTO GALLERY: Fifth/sixth grade volleyball matches at Show-Me State Games

The Jefferson City Elites volleyball team faced off against the Sizzles from Jefferson City during the Show-Me State Games on Saturday at Columbia College.

 


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Food and fans of the 2010 Show-Me State Games [Video]

As countless athletes and spectators packed Cosmopolitan Park this weekend for the Show-Me State Games, the task of keeping them all fed and happy fell to a small but dedicated group of volunteers from the Kids First Optimist Club of Columbia.

Show-Me State Games youth disc golf tournament [Video]

Disc golf enthusiasts, Marck Schneider and Karalyn Lowen joined Karalyn’s son Jack Lowen, age 8, as he competed in his first disc golf tournament on Saturday in the Show-Me State Games at Albert-Oakland Park. “He could have chosen Game Boy or disc golf. Thankfully, he chose disc golf,” Schneider said.

Bowling at the Show-Me State Games [Video]

The adult and senior divisions in the Show-Me State Games bowling event took place on Saturday at AMF Town & Country Lanes in Columbia.

Handing the baton [Photo]

Brandon Wadlington hands his baton off to teammate Jordan Brewer, both of Springfield, in the 4 x 400 meter race during the Show-Me-State Games Track and Field Saturday at Walton Stadium. Wadlington and Brewer, along with teammates Tyler Manes and Lyndon Heard, finished first in the 13- and 14-year-old boys division with a time of 4:19.

Track race [Photo]

Whitney Enyart leads a pack of runners in the 9- and 10-year-old girls 1500 meter race during the Show-Me-State Games Track and Field Saturday at Walton Stadium. Trailing Enyart, who finished 4th, are Gracy Reeter, 5th, white singlet, and Grace Teddy, 3rd.

Raising the bar [Photo]

David Ludeman, 14, of St. Louis, clears the bar set at a height of 4 foot 8 inches in the boys high jump during the Show-Me-State Games Track and Field Saturday at Walton Stadium. Ludeman finished 4th in his division with a top height of 5 feet.

Long jump [Photo]

Hannah Jones, 11, of Chillicothe, leaps into the sand pit for the 11- and 12-year-old girls long jump during the Show-Me-State Games Track and Field events Saturday at Walton Stadium.

Defense down in front [Photo]

Hannah Eynard, front, of the Jefferson City Elites volleyball team, hits the ball against Haley Samson, left, Madalyn Safley, center, and Katlyn Farris, right, of the Sizzles from Jefferson City.

High-fives from down low [Photo]

Before the volleyball game between the Elites of Jefferson City and the Sizzles of Jefferson City, Jayme Baumgartner of the Elites gives out high-fives to her teammates.

Form category martial arts performance [Photo]

Joan Cather, fourth-degree black belt, performs during the form category of the Show-Me State Games martial arts tournament. A majority of the competitors came from different American Taekwondo Association schools. "ATA is a family, no matter where you go," Cather said.

Pint-sized martial arts competitors [Photo]

Tiger Cubbie Dominic Pendino, 2, shows his stuff at the Show-Me State Games martial arts tournament.

Weapons portion, martial arts tournament [Photo]

Third-degree black belt Corbin Howard, 13, performs in the weapons portion of the Show-Me State Games. There are three categories in the martial arts tournament: form, weapons and sparring. Corbin took first place in the weapons portion of his age group.

Martial arts form [Photo]

Robert Geiser, 2009 American Taekwondo Association sparring world champion, practices the form portion of the Show-Me State Games at Helias High School in Jefferson City on Saturday. After competing, Geiser said: "I feel pretty good. I saw some different styles, but they had the same basics behind them."

Martial arts at the Show-Me State Games [Video]

Robert Geiser, 2009 American Taekwondo Association sparring world champion, trains at Rob Howard’s ATA Blackbelt Acadamy, which is hosting the martial arts portion of the Show-Me State Games on Saturday. Geiser has been training for this tournament like he trains for most, practicing for 45 minutes almost every night.

Out at first base [Photo]

Columbia Blaze first baseman Tyler Hull prepares to make the catch to force out Dan Barger of the St.Louis Irish on Friday in the Show-Me State Games baseball tournament in Moberly.

Columbia Blaze lose to St. Louis Irish [Photo]

Marshall Willingham, the catcher for the Columbia Blaze, walks away after a close play at the plate scored the winning run for the St. Louis Irish in an age 14-and-under game Friday in the Show-Me State Games baseball tournament in Moberly. The Blaze, an age 13-and-under team, are playing up a division in this weekend's event.

Show-Me State Games Golf tournament [Slideshow]

Despite early thunderstorms on Sunday, participants still came out for the second day of the Show-Me State Games golf tournament.

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.

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.