Hood River’s Special Olympics team concluded its winter season recently with the Special Olympics of Oregon State Championships March 8-10 at Mt. Bachelor. Pictured are team members Joe Cannon, Dylan Bigelow, Kardell Mann, Charles Kronger, Nolan Carlson, AnaLinda Orlickas and Melody Nilson. Coaches were Dominick Leonardo, Jena Christiansen, Kelci Barnes, Cale Rice and Amanda Thomas.
The team offers a special thanks to Doug’s Sports for its generous donation of garments and gloves for the athletes.
Team results are as follows:
Canon: Super G-7th, slalom-5th, giant slalom-bronze
Bigelow: 50 meter race-silver, 100 meter race-bronze
Mann: Super G-7th, slalom-5th, giant slalom-bronze
Kroner: Super G-5th, slalom-bronze, giant slalom-bronze
Carlson: Super G-6th, slalom-6th, giant slalom-6th
Orlickas: Super G-6th, slalom-6th, giant slalom-4th
Nilson: Super G-silver, slalom-silver, giant slalom-gold