Sun Valley Special Olympics travel team and coaches in McCall. Top row, from left, Rudy Becker, Shay Shapiro, Dirk Zondag, Hector Gutierrez, Michael Morrell, Thomas Moell, KT, Keith Iverson, Mike Crawford, Carrie Philbrick, Christian deLaCruz, Paulo Juarez (the Los Angeles sweatshirt), Jamie Ellison, Matt Siegel (the tall one), Christian Hurtado, Dusty Bugge, Tanise McDonald and Ron Barclay. Bottom row, Denise Decoster, Jerry Smith, Ella Schwartzenburger, Jeff Rust, Grant Swindle, Nathan Lago, Gretchen Simms and Sally Breeden. Courtesy photo
Sun Valley Adaptive Sports Special Olympians had a great time March 11-13 during the Special Olympics State meet at Brundage Mountain near McCall. They competed in downhill and Nordic events.
Here are SV results:
Novice Division: Tanise McDonald silver downhill and silver giant slalom; Dusty Bugge bronze DH and 4th place GS; Grant Swindle silver DH and silver GS.
Intermediate: Paulo Juarez gold DH and gold GS; Christian Hurtado bronze DH and bronze GS; Keith Iverson silver DH and silver GS; Hector Gutierrez bronze DH; Michael Morrell silver DH and silver GS.
Jerry Smith gold 3k and gold 1k; Thomas Moell gold 100 meters and silver 500 meters.