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Meijer State Games of Michigan's 3rd year celebrates growth in sports, participants

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

BMX riders compete in Grand Haven during State Games of Michigan

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.

U.S. Olympic boxer Claressa Shields cheers on fellow Flint competitors during Meijer State Games of Michigan

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.

Older wrestlers take up dare to return to mat at State Games of Michigan

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.

Young swimmer's first competitive event earns standing ovation at State Games of Michigan

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.

See why former Olympian was impressed by opening ceremony of State Games of Michigan in Kentwood

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.

Third annual Meijer State Games of Michigan kick off

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.

Ready for Meijer State Games? A few tips on what to see and what it's all about

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.

2012 Meijer State Games of Michigan adds events, expands opening ceremonies

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.

Ice hockey triples in size in three years of Meijer State Games of Michigan

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.
 
 
 



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