Local athletes shine at Special Olympics

Front row from left: Kyle Nash (gold), Bryce Robinett (silver unified team), Jaden Nash (gold). Back rowfrom left: Miranda Okinga (silver), Monika Ockinga (gold), Steven Singleton (gold), Jordan Mclain (silver unified team).


CASPER – Special Olympics athletes from all over Wyoming traveled to Casper to compete in the annual fall tournament. State Fall Tournament is one of the four main Special Olympics Wyoming competition events held each year.
Teams traveled from Cody, Lander, Powell, Riverton, Thermopolis, Worland, Bridger Valley, Evanston, Jackson, Cheyenne, Torrington, Laramie, Lincoln County, Rock Springs, Sheridan, Newcastle, Buffalo, Gillette, Casper, Douglas, and Wheatland.
Wheatland’s team competed in bowling on Wednesday at Sunrise Lanes in Casper. The team is led by Kayla Robinett and they practice at Smitty’s Lanes in Wheatland.
“Our Platte County teamed rocked it at state this weekend,” said Cassidy Kirlin. “I am just so proud of them.”

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