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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. 

2014

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.

Click here to download the Athlete of the Year Summer Games Nomination Form.

2013

Male
Joe Skrycki - Track and Field

Female
Joan Berman - Track and Field

Youth
Liam Smith - Archery

2012

Male
Russell Williams - Tae Kwon Do

Female
Lauren Hooker - Lacrosse

Youth
Derek Nicks - Wrestling

2011

Male
Bob Miller- Swimming

Female
Jessica LeMire- Racquetball

Youth
Chandler Simmering- Judo

 

2010

Male
Jimmy O'Hearn - Track & Field

Female
Emily Wee - Track & Field

Youth
William Vosejpka - Hockey