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VA Shreveport Overton Brooks athletes received 13 medals in national golden age games
August 8th, 2018

VA Shreveport Overton Brooks athletes received a total of 13 medals and two ribbons at the 2018 National Veterans Golden Age Games

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the athletes from the area who went to Albuquerque to compete in these national games. These athletes represented the VA Shreveport Overton Brooks with spirit, determination, and courageous attitude. Here are the winners:

• Joseph Lodrige: Age group 90-100
- Discus: Gold
- Javelin: Gold
- 100m: Gold
- Pickleball singles: Gold
- Pickleball doubles: Gold
- Bowling: Silver
- Horseshoes: Bronze

• Walter Hood: Age group 70-74
- 1600m: 4th place ribbon

• Michael Davis: (Visually Impaired) Age group 65-69
- Shuffleboard: Silver
- Disc golf: Bronze

• Johnny Turner: (Visually Impaired) Age group 60-64
- Bowling: Silver
- Blind disc golf: Bronze
- Horseshoes: Bronze

• Jackie Perry: Age group 55-59
- Shot put: Silver
- 800m: 5th place ribbon
- 1600m: 5th place ribbon

Nine Veterans representing the ArkLaTex have joined nearly 1,000 athletes to compete in the national multi-sport competition for senior Veterans.


Overton Brooks VA Medical Center Athletes who competed in various games this year were:


• Michael Brooks, 64, Doyline, LA: Air Rifle, Cycling, Horseshoes, Nine Ball
• Michael Davis, 64, Bossier City, LA: Blind Disc Golf, Boccia, Bowling, Horseshoes, Shuffleboard, Swimming
• Walter Hood, 70, Greenwood, LA: Air Rifle, Badminton, Discus, Horseshoes, Powerwalk, Shot Put, Shuffleboard
• Joseph Lodrige, 89, Gorum, LA: Boccia
• Shelton McCrainey, 70, Shreveport, LA: Air Rifle, Badminton, Horseshoes, Shuffleboard
• Jackie Perry, 59, Bossier City, LA: Air rifle, Air Pistol, Shot Put, Power Walk, 100m Dash, 200m Dash
• Johnny Turner, 63, Monroe, LA: Blind Disc Golf, Bowling, Horseshoes, Power Walk
• Leonard White, 63, Gary, TX: Air Rifle, Cycling 10k, Nine Ball, Swimming
• Lester Wyatt, 70 , Monroe, LA: Badminton, Bowling, Horseshoes, Power Walk

For more information, visit www. veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov.

  

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