Athletes from around the area to compete in 2014 Special Olympics

Published: Nov. 14, 2013 at 5:58 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The South Carolina Delegation for the upcoming Special Olympics USA Games in 2014 has been announced, and includes several athletes from the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.

Our area has delegates from Conway, Myrtle Beach, Little River, Florence and Pawleys Island. The delegates will be heading to Princeton, New Jersey in June of 2014 to participate in the competitions.

There is also a basketball team from Horry County, a team of bowlers from Conway, Little River, and Florence, a power lifter from Florence, and track and field team from Conway, Little River, Pawleys Island, Georgetown, and Florence.

Learn more about the South Carolina Special Olympics delegation here:

Below is a news release from the South Carolina Special Olympics delegation, including a full list of South Carolina athletes participating in the games.

Columbia, S.C. (November 14, 2013) - Excitement has been building in the Special Olympics South Carolina community. Since the announcement that the 2014 USA Games would be held in Princeton, New Jersey, our athletes, partners and coaches have been training and eagerly awaiting the selection of the South Carolina delegation. Athletes will compete in aquatics, athletics, basketball, bowling, bocce, flag football, golf, gymnastics, tennis, soccer and power lifting.

Team South Carolina will travel to New Jersey June 14-21, 2014 and will enjoy a fun filled week of competitions, meeting athletes from all over the country and getting to explore New Jersey and New York City. Athletes will get to visit the famed the Jersey Shore boardwalk and be treated to a dinner cruise around Ellis Island.

About the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games

The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games will be hosted by New Jersey, June 14-21, 2014. Nearly 3,500 athletes will compete in 16 sports, supported by 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and 50,000 spectators. Learn more about the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games click here. Follow the Games on Facebook and Twitter @2014USAGames.

About Special Olympics South Carolina

Special Olympics South Carolina provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than 22,036 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Visit our website, click here. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sosouthcarolina

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2014 Special Olympics USA Games South Carolina Delegation


Rachel Lewis, Greenville

Josh Myers, Rock Hill

Maddie Haag, West Columbia

Travis Luthren, Elgin

Peter Brown, Spartanburg

Mario Davis, Adams Run

Brian Schertz, Batesburg-Leesville

Sharon Kirby, Spartanburg

Tiffany Paine, Greenville

Elizabeth Carpenter, Mt. Pleasant

Tate Mikell, Mt. Pleasant

Ruriko Nakashima, Spartanburg


American Dragons (Traditional Team)

Area 6 (Berkeley, Dorchester, Charleston Counties)

Luke Dumouchel, Summerville

Travis Dearing, Summerville

Stephanie Miller, Summerville

Bruce Walters, Summerville

James Robinson, Summerville

Megan Queen, Summerville

Ryan Stafford, Summerville

Jake Bolen, Mt. Pleasant

Anna Stonesifer, Mt. Pleasant

Daniel Brown, Mt. Pleasant

Beach Boys (Unified Team)

Area 16 (Horry County)

Kevin Sessions, Conway

John Flynn, Myrtle Beach

Scott Hulitt, Myrtle Beach

Casey O'Conner, Myrtle Beach

Christopher Sessions, Conway

Erik Karney, Conway

Torry Lewis, Myrtle Beach

Bill Dietzel, Myrtle Beach

Heather Karney, Conway

John Lewis, Conway

Bocce (Singles)

Sean Montion, Anderson

Rico Leverette, Anderson

Larry Hooper, Lady's Island

Michael Boyne, Beaufort

Carla Creekmore, Newberry

Pam Pruitt, Newberry

Michelle Myers, Hilton Head

Sheree Goethe, Bluffton

Bocce (Unified) Trevon Dyson and Daniel Barber, Sumter

Matthew Holland and Jacob Ramirez, Spartanburg

Kathy Gilmore, Clinton and Alisa Young, Laurens

Ashley Bond, Abbeville and Shunti Jeter, Newberry

Bowling (Singles) Andy Jones, Beaufort

David Frantom, Conway

Steward Ward, Sumter

David Bannan, N. Charleston

Burt Baxley, Columbia

Will Foster, Spartanburg

Dawn Eld, Little River

Bridgett Holden, Manning

Jodi Holden, Manning Villa Brand, Johns Island

Lenora Cook, Florence

Emily Saverance, Rock Hill

Bowling (Unified) Todd McKinney and David Wolf, Easley

Alan Wells and Michael Dawkins, Swansea Tyler Poole and Linda Wolf, Easley

Allie Carter and John Myers, Rock Hill

Carla Rogers and Cayce Cronk, Newberry

Flag Football (Unified) Assassins, Sumter

Area 10 (Sumter County) Dinell Anthony Christopher Jackson Alashawn Richardson Seth Brooks Nigel McFarland Jarquis Brown Tyreke Conyers A'Dron Harmon Tyshava Ruffin Scott Coker

Golf Kathleen Stoller, Greenville Russ Olive, West Columbia Scott Rohrer, Rock Hill

Unified Golf Danielle Kitrilakis and Ryan Westmoreland, Myrtle Beach Trampus Hoover and Brad Parker, Mt. Pleasant Lee Harrison and Guy Harrison, Greenville

Gymnastics Erica Darnell, Easley Micah Randall, Spartanburg Chase McCarty, Columbia Lindsey Anne Masters, Easley

Powerlifting Mike Johnson, Florence

Jackson Ware, Columbia

Soccer (Unified) South Carolina Rage, Rock Hill

Area 11 (Chester, Lancaster, York Counties) Jason Elkins Stephanie Finnigan

Ricky McClure

Tommy Mitchum

Dennis Thomas

Ian McKeown

Caleb Snider

David McKeown

Tyler Waddle

Katie Weiberg

Tennis (Singles) Eric Perez, Bluffton

Stevie Betros, Charleston

Christopher McPherson, Hilton Head

Darryl Malone, Charleston

Stephanie Mack, Conway

Kylie MacFarland, Charleston Tennis (Unified)

Demi Hiepner, Lexington and Nannette Howerin, Columbia

John Doudoujkian, II and John Doudoujkian, Sr., Irmo

Track & Field

Johnell Hickson, Florence

Jackie Hoch, Florence

Daesha Green, Manning

Bruce Osborne, Anderson

Thelma Scarborough, Sumter

Jessica Johnson, Georgetown

David Scroggins, Conway

Randy Vitale, Little River

Brad Hammond, Anderson

James Boyter, Laurens

Brenda Whitehead, Swansea

Pearlie Frasier, Pawleys Island

Tony Deloach, Swansea

Skyy Cope, Columbia 

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