MLive.com - By: Brian VanOchten GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Bigger and better. In its third year, the Meijer State Games of Michigan experienced a growth spurt that resulted in a record number of participants competing in more sports at more sites throughout West Michigan than ever before. And by a huge margin. The final count for this year's Olympic-style sports festival approached 5,800 participants ranging in age from 4 to 83 in 30 different sports at 29 venues that far surpassed last summer's total of 4,000 athletes. (Cont.) Click Here to read article
MLive.com - By: Patrick Nothaft GRAND HAVEN -- Grand Haven turned into “Grind Haven” Saturday as Grand Haven State Park hosted the debut of BMX freestyle as a Meijer State Games event. With the beach and the Big Lake in the backdrop and riders of all ages maneuvering the quarter pipes and grind rails, the skate park looked more Orange County than Ottawa County. Read More, Click Here.
MLive.com - By: Cory Olsen GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- The squared circle of boxing was in the spotlight of the Meijer State Games of Michigan Saturday evening with 23 bouts and fighters coming from all across the state. Amid the sweat, gloves and action, a voice jabbed over the crowd, cheering on competitors from the FWC Berston club from Flint. Read more, Click Here.
MLive.com - By: Jeff Chaney SPARTA, MI – The Meijer State Games of Michigan are an Olympic-style event for all ages. Usually the young are eager to test their competitive juices, but sometimes the older athletes need a little push. Or a dare. Read more, Click Here.
MLive.com - By: Brian VanOchten KENTWOOD, MI – In his first competitive swimming event, Chase Sutherlin touched the timing pad at the end of his 25-yard freestyle race and emerged from the East Kentwood High School pool to a standing ovation. His silver-medal-winning performance was reason enough to cheer. Read more, Click Here.
MLive.com - By: Brian VanOchten KENTWOOD, MI – Brian Diemer flashed back to his own Olympic experience while participating in the opening ceremonies of the third annual Meijer State Games of Michigan on Friday night at East Kentwood High School. Read more, Click Here.
The Holland Sentinel - By: Alan Babbitt Kentwood — A record 5,600 athletes, several former Olympians and a few Mr. and Miss Basketballs rung in the third annual Meijer State Games of Michigan on Friday. The Games are great for West Michigan, 1988 Mr. Basketball from Grand Rapids South Christian and former Michigan State University player Matt Steigenga said. Read more, Click Here.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Meijer State Games keep growing, but the festival might still be a little difficult to understand. So what’s it all about? This will be the third year of the festival, which runs Friday through Sunday. The State Games is a collection of Olympic-style events open to everyone and held over three days at various locations, most in the Grand Rapids area. Click Here to read full article.
MLive.com - By: Brian VanOchten KENTWOOD, MI – A month before the London Summer Games begin, athletes from across Michigan are gathering for an Olympic-style experience at the Meijer State Games of Michigan this weekend. The third annual sports festival starts Friday with opening ceremonies at the East Kentwood High School football and track stadium for more than 5,000 participants ranging in age from 4 to 83 and competing in 30 events – from archery to wrestling – at 29 venues scattered throughout West Michigan. Read more, Click Here.
MLive.com - By: Corey Olsen GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- As anticipation for the Meijer State Games of Michigan heats up, some competitors are looking forward to cooling down on the ice. Ice hockey's certainly an unusual sport to be played during a summer games type format, but it's popularity within the state made it an easy fit, West Michigan Sports Commission executive director Mike Guswiler said. Read more, Click Here.