WHEATLAND – He dances, he sings, he is an award-winning Special Olympian in the State of Wyoming and now he is being considered among five other athletes from the state as the Most Inspirational Athlete for 2020.
Steven Singleton is 22 years old and graduated from Wheatland High School in 2017. According to his bio, he loves to dance, listen to music, watch YouTube videos and text on his phone. He also has more courage than most of us as he watches the news and weather every day on television.
He is in a family with six children, four brothers and a sister. He also loves his cat, Calypso. He is adored by his family and friends and his infectious smile and encouraging words to fellow athletes have been a large reason why he won the nomination.
This past August the Special Olympians from Platte County including Singleton headed to Casper to compete in Softball skills. They also had the opportunity to learn Bocce which was a new sport for them. The team did well and returned home with the hardware and after a little break, they will begin training for the fall season.
“They did so amazing and had a ton of fun,” Platte County Special Olympian adviser Dial-Robinett said.
The athletes who won awards were, Kyle Nash - 1st, Jaden Nash - 2nd, Steven Singleton - 1st, Eli Jaren - 2nd, Jorden McClain - 3rd, Kaitlyn Huston - 1st, Cherokee Huston - 2nd
“Being able to be a coach has always been a huge blessing in my life,” Dial-Robinett said. “Coming out and being able to watch these amazing athletes compete is truly heartwarming. I can always feel that ball in my throat build as I choke back tears of joy watching them knock that ball across the field or as they cross that finish line. Each athlete is just so happy to be there, that win or lose their smile never fades. I couldn't be prouder of every single one of my athletes. They are truly inspiring and I can’t wait to see all they accomplish in our upcoming fall season.”
The announcing of the winner for the Most Inspirational Athlete will take place later this month.
“One of our own, from right here in Platte County has been nominated and now sits with the final five athletes to receive Most inspirational athlete for 2020,” Dial-Robinett said. “Everyone please show Steven Singleton some love if you see him. We are so unbelievably proud of him. We will find out the winner in a couple of weeks. Congratulations Steven.”
You may see Singleton watching Wyoming football games where he is a huge fan and according to his mother, Janet Singleton, “He loves America and loves to sing The Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America and God Bless the USA.”