For Columbia’s Breanna Dumbacher, competing in the Show-Me State Games’ gymnastics competition is only part a year-round involvement with the sport.
Connor Wilson, Spencer Berry and Drew McCutchan all participated in the archery competition in the Show-Me State Games. The boys say the competition is a great place to make new friends.
The Show-Me State Games’ dodgeball tournament served as a qualifier for the National Amateur Dodgeball Association’s national tournament next July.
Jonny Stevenson, who has been training in taekwondo for the past two and a half years, will join the army in the spring.
Runners from across the state came with their clubs to compete in the Show-Me State Games’ 5K event
Swimmers of all ages at the Show-Me State Games said that swimming helps them stay healthy and keeps them in shape for other sports.
He was struck on the neck, below his ear, and collapsed.
Former MU shot putter Christian Cantwell says he is prepared for his first Olympics. He is part of an American group that is expected to sweep the medals in the event.
"Eat, shop and swim" is what the tens of thousands of people attending the Show-Me State Games do after the final buzzers and whistles sound.
Demolition derby drivers put a lot of work into stripping down and modifying cars to get them derby-ready.
This year the Show-Me Games, which began July 18, consists of 40 different sports. Overall, the games’ staff says they have been successful in dealing with challenges during the past couple of weekends.
As the sun begins to set, the grand finale of the Boone County Fair got ready to start. By 7 p.m. Sunday the stands were packed with eager fans waiting for the demolition derby to begin.
COLUMBIA — A tall woman wearing a green-collared bowling shirt, white
shorts and blue knee guards picks up a bowling ball from the ball
return. She rolls the ball down the lane and it knocks down nine pins.
Gail Menke, 69, of St. Louis has been bowling since she was 10. She was a semi-professional bowler and has been inducted into the St. Louis Bowling Hall of Fame and the Missouri State Bowling Hall of Fame. She has bowled three 300 games and had more than 200 series of 700 or greater.
Sunday is Menke’s first time bowling as a senior in the Show-Me State Games.
“I almost got a strike,” Menke says as she returns to the table of the AMF Town and Country Lanes in Columbia.
Menke gives her companions high-fives before she sits down.
“See how we all high-five? We pass on the good stuff. We don’t have any of this,” Menke says as she makes a fist.
Parents and supporters cheered on fifth- and sixth-grade volleyball teams Saturday at Columbia College. Games continued with different divisions Sunday.
Those who tried the racewalking competition at Sunday’s Show-Me State Games 5K race said they found the event invigorating.
People of all ages participated Sunday in the Show-Me State Games’ miniature golf tournament.
The Show-Me State Games table tennis tournament was held at the Helias High School gym Saturday.
On Saturday, the Show-Me State Paintball competition took place at Battle Creek Paintball in Kingdom City, Mo. Eight teams competed to win the tournament, the Mid-west Assassins being the youngest of all teams.