Team Wisconsin continued to perform well across the Greater Seattle area during their Fourth of July competitions at the 2018 USA Games. Perhaps the story of the day was one of redemption for two athletes who the previous day were disqualified in events they thought they had won.
At the King County Aquatic Center, Sofia Walhovd of Portage found redemption today when she just edged out Megan McCormick of Kentucky in a dramatic 100-meter freestyle finish. This came after Sofia thought she had won the 100-meter breaststroke yesterday by a large margin only to be notified later that she had been disqualified.
In a similar fashion, at the Husky Track Stadium, Nick Nawrocki of Verona thought he had won gold by a large margin yesterday in the 800-meter walk only to find out he was disqualified. But Nick found redemption in today’s 400-meter gold medal victory. He again outpaced the competition by a large margin.
Lora Behr of Plymouth earned her first medal of these Games when she came in second place in her 200-meter dash on day 3 of action.
In bocce, Tara Sanders of La Crosse similarly picked up her first medal when she and Katie Muench of West Allis won gold in their doubles competition. It was Katie’s second gold of the week.
Seth Rehrauer of Oregon had to wait until day 3 to swim his first event but made the wait worth it with a gold in his 100-meter freestyle swim.
Kim Raatz of Greendale joined Sofia and Seth as day 3 gold medalist swimmers. The swim team continued their successful week by also adding silvers to their medal count thanks to Christine Cherne of Brown Deer and Cindy Dexter of Barron. They also gained a silver through the 4 x 50 medley relay.
All eight of the Team Wisconsin bowlers competed in the same division for team play, with one of the teams of four coming in third and the other coming in fourth. Competition for Team Wisconsin bowling in the Games concluded on day 3.
Unified soccer lost their first game to Colorado, a team they’ve become fast friends with, and then tied Arkansas 2-2 in the afternoon. They will now play for a medal on Friday.
Basketball had the day off and is back in action on day 4. On, Wisconsin!