2012 Transplant Games of America

Team St. Louis participated in the 2012 Transplant Games of America from July 28-31
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The Grand Rapids, Michigan area received much needed rain on Friday, but clouds gave way to sunny skies for the Transplant Games of America.

The Grand Rapids, Michigan area received much needed rain on Friday, but clouds gave way to sunny skies for the Transplant Games of America.

Dave Scheffer, left, and John Sendzik, both of Team Transplant St. Louis, attach their bib numbers before Saturday morning’s 5K run/walk. Both received medals in the 5K.

Dave Scheffer, left, and John Sendzik, both of Team Transplant St. Louis, attach their bib numbers before Saturday morning's 5K run/walk. Both received medals in the 5K.

Team Transplant St. Louis members and supports before the 5K run/walk.

Team Transplant St. Louis members and supports before the 5K run/walk.

Team Transplant St. Louis members and supports who attended the 5K.

Team Transplant St. Louis members and supports who attended the 5K.

Karla Boresi of Team Transplant St. Louis leads a Zumba class in Rosa Parks Circle in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Karla Boresi of Team Transplant St. Louis leads a Zumba class in Rosa Parks Circle in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Team Transplant St. Louis team picture

Team Transplant St. Louis team picture

Liver recipient Riley Hansen, right, makes signs for the Opening Ceremonies.

Liver recipient Riley Hansen, right, makes signs for the Opening Ceremonies.

Team Transplant St. Louis enters the arena for the Opening Ceremonies.

Team Transplant St. Louis enters the arena for the Opening Ceremonies.

The cauldron is lit.

The cauldron is lit.

Karla Boresi, left, finished second in the 5K cycling race.

Karla Boresi, left, finished second in the 5K cycling race.

Team St. Louis member link hands as part of the Donor Recognition Ceremony during the Transplant Games of America.

Team St. Louis member link hands as part of the Donor Recognition Ceremony during the Transplant Games of America.

Four-year-old liver recipient Riley Hansen, right, runs in the 25 meter dash.

Four-year-old liver recipient Riley Hansen, right, runs in the 25 meter dash.

Katie Siesennop hugs teammate Karla Boresi after the 4x100 meter relay after a third-place finish.

Katie Siesennop hugs teammate Karla Boresi after the 4x100 meter relay after a third-place finish.

Donor Family members Nancy Bax, right, and JoAnn Cova, second from right, watch Team Transplant St. Louis members at track and field.

Donor Family members Nancy Bax, right, and JoAnn Cova, second from right, watch Team Transplant St. Louis members at track and field.

Two-time kidney recipient Karla Boresi, left, with her two living donors, her father, Robert Ogrodnik and sister Erika Yepes. 

Two-time kidney recipient Karla Boresi, left, with her two living donors, her father, Robert Ogrodnik and sister Erika Yepes. 

Fans thank Michigan and the West Michigan Sports Commision at the closing ceremonies of the Transplant Games of America.

Fans thank Michigan and the West Michigan Sports Commision at the closing ceremonies of the Transplant Games of America.

Joe Eitzel of Team Virginia was awarded the Outstanding Youth Athlete of the Games for his generous act in track and field for Team St. Louis’ Deven Shelton.

Joe Eitzel of Team Virginia was awarded the Outstanding Youth Athlete of the Games for his generous act in track and field for Team St. Louis' Deven Shelton.

ttstl-logo2TEAM ST. LOUIS PARTICIPANTS

Results based on age-group finish.
Find completed individual results
at TransplantGamesOfAmerica.org.
 

 DONOR/REC. BOWLING  Dave Scheffer &
Hayden Scheffer
 SWIMMING  
 100 backstroke  Eric Sherron — Silver
 50 butterfly  Eric Sherron — Bronze
 50 breaststroke  Eric Sherron — Silver
 50 freestyle  Eric Sherron — Bronze
 CYCLING Karla Boresi — Silver (5K), Bronze(20K)
Billy Fulton — 6th place (5K), 5th place (20K)
John Sendzik — 6th place (5K), 6th place (20K)
 RACQUETBALL Laurie Brown — Gold
 TABLE TENNIS Amanda Beasley — Bronze
Hayden Sheffer — Bronze
 BADMINTON Amanda Beasley — Gold
 TRACK AND FIELD  
Racewalk Karla Boresi — Gold
Laurie Brown — Gold
John Sendzik — Gold
25m dash Riley Hansen — Silver
50m dash Deven Shelton — Bronze
100m dash Billy Fulton — 6th place
Katie Siesennop — Silver
200m dash Laurie Brown — Gold
400m dash Laurie Brown — Gold
Discus Karla Boresi — 4th place
Robert Ogrodnik — Gold
Long Jump Billy Fulton — 6th place
Katie Siesennop — Bronze
Riley Hansen — Silver
Shot Put Robert Ogrodnik — Gold
Softball Throw Deven Shelton — Bronze
Katie Siesennop — Silver
Riley Hansen — Gold
High Jump Katie Siesennop — Silver
Relays Women’s 4x100 — Bronze
GOLF Dave Scheffer — Gold
Frank Buckler — Silver
TENNIS MIXED DOUBLES Robert Ogrodnik &
Erika Yepes — Gold
BOWLING SINGLES Hayden Scheffer — Silver
Riley Hansen — Gold
VOLLEYBALL Laurie Brown (captain) — DNP
Eric Sherron
Billy Fulton
Katie Siesennop
Hayden Scheffer
Karla Boresi
Amanda Beasley

Team Transplant St. Louis members competed in the 2012 Transplant Games of America from July 28-31 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

A daily recap and highlights are posted below and were shared through Donate Life Missouri’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Visit our photo gallery for more photos.

 

Inspiring Stories From The Transplant Games
(August 2, 2012)

In an hour at the 2012 Transplant Games of America, countless inspiring stories could be found. With thousands of stories to share, we can’t possibly tell all of them over four days. But here are three Team Transplant St. Louis found particularly inspiring.

Stopping for Sportsmanship
(July 30, 2012)

Team Transplant St. Louis claimed 18 medals at the track and field events on Monday at the Transplant Games of America, but it was sportsmanship that shined the brightest. 

Friendly Rivals in the Pool
(July 29, 2012)

Eric Sherron claimed three silver and two bronze medals Saturday in swimming events at the Transplant Games of America in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  

Transplant Games of America kickoff
(July 28, 2012
)
The Transplant Games of America officially kicked off with the lighting of the cauldron Saturday night at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  

Deven’s Dash to the Transplant Games (July 23, 2012)
Deven is a six-year-old liver recipient. He’s four years removed from his transplant at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Doctors said he would never walk, talk, smile, or show emotion. They said Deven would never advance developmentally beyond that of a newborn. Deven has a history of proving doctors wrong.

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