Meet Team Wisconsin Athlete, Angela Arsiniega

November 26, 2013

Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) selected  Angela Arsiniega of Hartland as one of  62 athletes to represent Team Wisconsin at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in Princeton, New Jersey on June 14-21, 2014. Wisconsin athletes will compete in athletics, aquatics, bocce, bowling, flag football, gymnastics, powerlifting and volleyball.

Arsiniega, who has been involved with SOWI for 17 years, participates in athletics, gymnastics and volleyball. She was selected to participate in the 2012 USA Gymnastics Special Olympics Championships in Marietta, George, where she received first place for her floor routine. When she’s not training for Special Olympics, Arsiniega works at Pick ‘N Save in Hartland.

“Special Olympics is very important to me – it’s a part of who I am,” said Arsiniega. “I have dreamed about being a part of Team Wisconsin and feel it is an honor to be chosen.”  

This will be Arsiniega’s first trip to the USA Games. She will compete in gymnastics and will be one of 86 delegates representing Team Wisconsin at the 2014 USA Games in New Jersey.

SOWI will host an official training camp for Team Wisconsin athletes on May 17-18, 2014 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The 2014 USA Games will showcase the abilities of athletes with intellectual disabilities, promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport, and celebrate the transformative power of Special Olympics. A total of 3,500 athletes, 1,000 coaches and delegates, 10,000 volunteers and 70,000 spectators will attend.   
Sports competition will be held at venues throughout Mercer County, New Jersey, including Princeton University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, Mercer County Park and several area private schools. There will be ample opportunities for supporters across the state to show their spirit and join the team through volunteerism, donations and attendance.  For more information or to learn more about how you can support a local athlete, visit 

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