Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Congratulations to the Blue Mountain Special Olympics Alpine Team

The athletes from the Blue Mountain Special Olympics Alpine Team brought home lots of hardware on Sunday night.  They braved the cold weather (-41) in Thunder Bay.  Friday's races were cancelled leaving only the GS on Saturday to show their stuff as they raced through the red and blue gates.  Our team brought home a total of 11 medals for downhill racing.  Here are the results from our athletes: Christine Arnott, Gold; Matthew Poste, Gold; Jeffrey Plouffe, Gold; Kayla Tateyama, Silver; Kristin Draper, Silver; Matthew Fields, Silver; Rob Roest, Silver; Robert Edmunds, Silver; Jimmy Cleary, Bronze; Samantha Mayer, Bronze; and Jarred Jennings, Bronze.  Also, Erin McNaulty and Jeremy Robertson are bringing home Bronze medals in Curling.  Pictured here is Jeffrey Plouffe on the podium with his Gold Medal - he's my step son and I couldn't be more proud (his Dad shed a few tears of happiness and pride when we heard the news...ok I did too).  Way to go team!  And a big thank you to the coaches that accompanied the athletes.

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