After a defeat in the opening round of the 2019 MHSAA Regionals, Warren Woods Tower bowler Noah Tafanelli regrouped and went on a stellar run in the 2020 tournament. His win in Division 2 singles delivered the school its first state title in boys bowling.
Jerod Ogden, 36, is one of Canada’s top 10 Special Olympics bowlers. When he’s not knocking down pins, he’s spreading the word about brain injuries with his mom, Selina, after a 1988 multi-vehicle pileup nearly proved fatal for them both.
Tyler Johnson, 17, bowled a perfect game just days after coming down with the flu to help guide St. Charles East to their first-ever state championship.
Kohlton Calvin just finished up his senior year at Pekin High School. He has played multiple sports during his prep career, but his main sport is bowling. He was brought into the game by his father, Marty, who is a bowling hall of famer. Now, Kohlton is looking to leave his own legacy on the lanes.
With no experience as an athlete or in organized sports, this 64-year-old Pennsylvania veterinarian has built a 33-year lifestyle around his role as a coach and unified partner athlete with the Special Olympics.