2018 was a season of superlatives for the Vermont Senior Games Association (VSGA). With just shy of 600 participants competing in thirteen sports, there were outstanding performances throughout the year. As a result, over 400 of those participants have qualified to compete in the 2019 National Senior Games which will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico in June.
287 Vermonters qualified and soon the National Senior Games will announce who has registered to compete in Albuquerque. Because Vermont is an “open” state, the 400 qualifiers includes many outstanding athletes from neighboring and even far-flung states who chose to participate in Vermont thus enhancing competition and diversity in all the age groups at VSGA’s events. It is one of the things that athletes mention most often about participating in the Vermont Senior Games – it’s a great opportunity to meet other people who share a love of competitive athletics.
Some of the highlights of the 2018 season included record-breaking numbers of participants in Pickleball, Track & Field, Tennis and Basketball. VSGA was extraordinarily lucky in 2018 in that Mother Nature served up good weather for all the outside events. VSGA also was able to partner with the Maine Senior Games Association (MAGA) for a terrific cycling event in picturesque Kennebunkport, Maine on a lovely Saturday in September. Huge thanks to MSGA’s Jo Dill and her staff and volunteers for putting on a great event.
You can read more details about and see all the results for each of the 2018 events at VSGA’s website www.vermontseniorgames.org.
You can also follow all the excitement about the 2019 National Senior Games at their website.