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2014 Athletes and Volunteer of the Year Announced

Officials with the Meijer State Games of Michigan announced the 2014 Athletes of the Year and the 2014 Volunteer of the Year. The 2014 Athletes and Volunteer of the Year are: Youth Athlete: Jade Walleman (Chesterfield Twp.), Track & Field Female Athlete: Cory Bush (Gran [...]

Athlete Spotlight: Olivia Gordon, Alpine Ski Racing

By: Kenneth DeGraaf Olivia Gordon is not your average girl. At 11 years old, this athlete from Sparta finds herself competing in a sport many would consider unorthodox for her age, Alpine Ski Racing. It was her father, Tim Gordon, that first got her involved in the spor [...]

Audio: Newstalk 1340 WJRW interviews MSGOM's Eric Engelbarts on the upcoming 2015 Winter Games

WJRW's program director Dave Jaconette interviews Meijer State Games of Michigan's Executive Director, Eric Engelbarts, on the upcoming 2015 Winter Games. Click Here to download the interview (12/4/14).

2015 Winter Games Details Released

Online registration for most sports is open The Winter Games will offer 20 sports with the new additions and are expected to host over 2,000 athletes. The Meijer State Games of Michigan continuously adds events that allow individuals of all ages and ability levels the o [...]

Hosting State Games of America bolsters West Michigan's sports appeal

MiBiz Written by: Jayson Bussa That Grand Rapids won the nod to host the 2017 State Games of America has ramifications beyond just the economic impact that bringing in thousands of out-of-state athletes and spectators will have on the region. For Mike Guswiler, executiv [...]

Grand Rapids selected as site for 2017 State Games of America

By Cory Olsen Grand Rapids has been selected to be the host of the 2017 State Games of America, the West Michigan Sports Commission announced Tuesday. The national selection crew chose Grand Rapids over San Diego, Lincoln, Neb. and Hampton Roads, Va. “We put a [...]

Grand Rapids, Mich. secures site visit in its bid to host the 2017 State Games of America

Grand Rapids, Mich., August 21, 2014 – Officials with the National Congress of State Games (NCSG) have announced that Grand Rapids, Mich. is one of four cities left in the running to host the 2017 State Games of America. The NCSG will visit Grand Rapids August 25-27, 20 [...]

An Olympic Feel Close to Home

An olympic feel close to home is how Gary Tietsort, coach of the Tri-State Hawkeyes Junior Olympic Archery Development group would describe the recent Meijer State Games of Michigan. Tietsort, Tara LaRue and Weston Dick members of the group all competed at the games Jun [...]

Trick Plays add to 7-on-7 Football Fun

Sneaky Pete, Christmas and Sneaky Moochie are not plays Noel Dean is likely to call on a Friday night when he is coaching the Lowell High School football team. But Dean created and called those plays Saturday while coaching a sixth-grade-and-under, 7-on-7 team in the Me [...]

90 year-old adds to his medal collection at State Games of Michigan

By his estimation, Jack Hipple has "over 800" medals stashed in his home in Hamburg. After Saturday’s track and field events at East Kentwood High School for the State Games of Michigan, Hipple walked away with at least four more. By the middle of the afternoon, he had [...]

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