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A record-number of competitors will paddle down the Missouri River this week as part of the Missouri River 340. The grueling race presents physical and mental challenges to the participants during its four-day run.
After a car accident put him in a two-week coma and left him paralyzed from just below the chest down, Chad Kocina came to Columbia to start over. Kocina, who played football in high school, learned about the Driving Force power wheelchair soccer club from his caseworker at Rusk Rehabilitation Center.
Pickleball, "America's fastest growing sport" according to the USA Pickleball Association's Web site, made its Show-Me State Games debut last weekend at New Haven Elementary School.
The Rock Bridge senior is achieving success in summer tournaments.
Corey Tate's team edges a team with Jason Sutherland, Greg Church and Julian Winfield.
Pete Wilden has been refereeing in the Show-Me State Games for five years, mostly working adult contests.
J.T. Jarnegan has played in the Show-Me State Games' basketball tournament every year since suffering a heart attack and undergoing surgery. He is set to make his 12th appearance at the games on Friday.
Dee Sanders won his third senior championship in four years in record-breaking fashion.
The best trucks and tractors can do a "full pull" of 300 feet. Others die trying. That's when the hard work that the crowd doesn't see comes in.
Steve Terry, 54, of Lexington, and Jack Uhrig, 55, of Marshall, competed in the Show-Me State Games' track and field competition Saturday night. They have been taking part in the event since 1993, but they have been competing against each other since 1967.
Gov. Jay Nixon competed in the Show-Me State Games' men's basketball skills competition Saturday at Hearnes Center.
In his 35 years of coaching, Larry Skinner has trained several award-winning archers, including an Olympic medalist.
Columbia's Jessy Gonzalez saw his first demolition derby in 2000. He liked what he saw, and since 2004 he has competed in five to six derbies per year around Missouri.
Experienced competitors and friends, Lyle Pfaff, 77, and Howard Dewell, 86, sqare off in a free-throw shooting contest at the Show-Me State Games Saturday.
Edwards started in second-to-last place in Saturday's Nationwide Series race. He took the lead in the 179th lap and held it until the finish.
The Boone County Fair hosted a night of side-by-side mud racing Friday night.
Justin Hsing , 17, competed in singles in the Show-Me State Games' junior tennis tournament on Friday morning in a field of 75 competitors. But Hsing doesn’t live in Missouri; he lives in New York.
The Lockers, from Ludlow, Mo., will have four generations of family, ranging in age from 5 to 73, competing in the Show-Me State Games track and field events this weekend.
After Sept. 11, Fred Clayton went on active duty for seven years with the U.S. Naval Reserves. Now that he is retired, he has taking advantage of the time by participating in state and senior games, including the Show-Me State Games.
The St. Louis Big Ballers and the St. Louis Kickball Association played in the championship game of the Show-Me State Games kickball tournament Sunday at Rainbow Softball Center.