From the USA Games to the Half Marathon World Championships

November 26, 2018 Blog, Featured

Two accomplished Special Olympics Wisconsin runners traveled to Portugal last month to compete in the 2018 INAS Athletics Half Marathon World Championships. Tyler Wigington of Middleton and Colton Lohrenz of Oneida traveled more than 4,000 miles for the October 21 event...


Carrying the torch for Special Olympics Wisconsin: Q&A with USA Games Final Leg Runner Kate Schaper

August 30, 2018 Blog, Featured

From June 27 to July 1, Kenosha Police Officer Kate Schaper represented Wisconsin in the Law Enforcement Torch Run® Final Leg for Special Olympics at the USA Games. After nearly a decade of dedication to the athletes of Special Olympics Wisconsin, she was selected to...


2018 Special Olympics USA Games Highlights

July 11, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

Opening Ceremony The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games opened in Seattle in spectacular fashion on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on July 1 with roughly 40,000 fans filling Husky Stadium at the University of Washington. Special Olympics Wisconsin and 4,000 other competitors...


2018 USA Games Day 5 Highlights

July 7, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

Friday marked the final day of Special Olympics USA Games action and many of the week’s events had already wrapped up, making for a much less crowded University of Washington campus. The highlight of the day was in basketball where Team Wisconsin...


2018 USA Games Day 4 Highlights

July 6, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

  Thursday’s Special Olympics USA Games action was intense as pool play in team sports gave way to the medal rounds. The highlight of the day was in Unified soccer, where Team Wisconsin faced Colorado for gold in their division....


2018 USA Games Day 3 Highlights

July 5, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

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...


2018 USA Games Day 2 Highlights

July 4, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

Competition continued on Tuesday at the Special Olympics USA Games as all 14 of the sports being showcased in the Games were in full swing and over 15,000 fans were gathered in venues across the Puget Sound region to cheer on...


2018 USA Games Day 1 Highlights

July 3, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

Day 1 of competition at the Special Olympics USA Games brought lots of intensity and several early-week medals for Team Wisconsin. Team Wisconsin bowlers picked up four day-one medals. Brooklyn Kolff and Jacob Wilson scored golds right out of the...


2018 USA Games Opening Ceremony Highlights

July 2, 2018 Blog, Events

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games opened in spectacular fashion on a beautiful Seattle afternoon yesterday with roughly 40,000 fans filling Husky Stadium at the University of Washington. Special Olympics Wisconsin and 4,000 other competitors were entertained by the likes...



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