Summer Games Event Information Athlete of the Year

Hank Meijer pictured above with our athletes of the year (2010 and 2011)

Athlete of the Year

Each year after the closing of the Meijer State Games of Michigan, a male and a female and youth athlete will be selected as the Athlete of the Year. Coaches, Parents, Spectators as well as athletes will have the chance throughout the games to submit their nomination of who they think deserves this award. 


The final selection will be based on the following criteria: participation in the State Games of Michigan, attitude and effort, sportsmanship, overall athletic participation and achievement, special attributes or circumstances, athlete’s motivation/ reason for being involved in sports, why the athlete represents the spirit of amateur athletics and the State Games movement.

Athletes of the Year will be chosen following the conclusion of the Summer Games.  Both Winter Games and Summer Games participants are eligible candidates the be the Athletes of the Year.

Form coming soon


Michael Edward Droste Jr. - Tae Kwon Do

Maddy Frank - Mountain Biking

Aubrey Cohoon - Figure Skating

Year Male Female Youth
2015 Michael Edward Droste Jr.
Tae Kwon Do
Maddy Frank 
Mountain Biking
Aubrey Cohoon 
Figure Skating
2014 Alex Garcia
Cory Bush 
Speed Skating
Jade Walleman 
Track and Field
2013 Joe Skrycki 
Track and Field
Joan Berman 
Track and Field
Liam Smith 
2012 Russell Williams
Tae Kwon Do
Lauren Hooker
Derek Nicks 
2011 Bob Miller
Jessica LeMire
Chandler Simmering
2010 Jimmy O'Hearn
Track & Field
Emily Wee
Track & Field
William Vosejpka