Quesnel Special Olympics athletes and coaches.

Quesnel athletes medal at SOBC Provincial Winter Games

Twelve athletes from Quesnel attending the 2015 Special Olympics B.C. (SOBC) Provincial Winter Games, Feb. 19 – 22.

Twelve athletes from Quesnel attending the 2015 Special Olympics B.C. (SOBC) Provincial Winter Games, Feb. 19 – 22.

All athletes left the event having medalled.

For curling team Quesnel Thunder won bronze in ‘B’ pool.

Team members are Russ Seizler, Alfred Schotel, Douglas King and Scott Jonasson.

After the first round robin Quesnel Thunder finished in a three-way tie for first place with two wins and one loss, but unfortunately did not make it to the gold medal game.

Their final game served as the bronze medal event and the team won, taking bronze medal for Quesnel Special Olympics.

Taking gold in ‘C’ pool was Quesnel Lightning; Glenda Melnychuk, Travis Burt, Martin Scriver and Dean Cake.

Quesnel Lightning’s skills earned them two wins and one tie in the round robin play.

In the gold medal game against Port Alberni, Quesnel Thunder won 5-2.

For snowshoeing Danny Dodgson won gold in the 100m (M5) with a time of 16.25s.

Coming in with a time of 30.25s Dodgson also took home gold in the 200m (M6), as well as winning gold in the 4x50m relay.

Also competing in snowshoeing was Max Nelson.

In the M6 event Nelson earned the bronze medal for his efforts with a time of 35.12s.

Nelson also medalled in two additional events, taking silver in the 1600m (M1) and the 4x50m relay.

Taking gold in the 100m (F3) snowshoeing event, silver in the 200m (F4) and the 4x50m relay was Quesnel athlete Cherie Swaan.

As well as medalling snowshoers, Swaan, Nelson and Dodgson all bested their times from last years games.

Lone Quesnel competitor medalling in the cross-country skiing event was Cory Melnychuk.

Taking gold in the 100m (M1) with a time of 37.57s, besting his last year time of 40.72.

With all 12 athletes bring home medals from the Winter Games the event was a success for the Quesnel Special Olympics team.


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