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Featured Athletes

One of the most unique things about the BODYARMOR State Games is that the multitude of sports offered and the variety of athletes that participate. Each month we like to to highlight some of our youth, high school & adult participants that have a story to tell.

There are many reasons that make for a good story. Did you or your team have a great experience at the BODYARMOR State Games and earn a medal? Maybe your athletic talents have earned you a college scholarship which you’d never thought possible. Or perhaps you’ve made friendships through your participation in sports that will last a life time. Think you have a good story to tell? Use the buttons below to tell us about how the BODYARMOR State Games have impacted your life. 

Featured Athlete Profile – Ellie Kim – Jump Rope

Jump Rope is joining the BODYARMOR State Games sport line-up in 2022 so we thought it was only fitting to pick a competitive jump roper as one of our Featured Athletes. Check out this Q&A with Ellie Kim, proud member of the Super Skippers, the YMA of...

Featured Athlete Profile – Hannah Williams – Ice Hockey

This month’s featured athlete is Hannah Williams! Hannah is a college student from Wilson, NC, who played Ice Hockey in the State Games in 2018 and 2020. The right winger began playing at age 11, and her team eventually made it to Nationals in...

Featured Athlete Profile – Chase Sams – Ice Hockey

This month’s featured athlete is Chase Sams! Chase is a 9-year-old ice hockey player from Indian Trail, NC and is currently a member of the CJC Elite 10u team. He first began playing ice hockey in 2014 when he was just three years old, and he has participated in...

Featured Athlete Profile – Kahlen Kuddie – Wrestling

This month’s featured athlete is Kahlen Kuddie! Kahlen is 13 years old and a rising 8th grader at Kannapolis Middle School. Six years ago, she took the mat for the first time and fell in love with wrestling while attending a tryout for her brother. Kahlen’s mom says,...

Featured Athlete Profile – Kalee Wiltshire – High School Soccer

Our next featured athlete is Kalee Wiltshire, a 3-year varsity soccer player from North Brunswick High School. The school is located in the southeast portion of the state in Leland, near Wilmington. The Scorpions made the 3A playoffs last year and were off to a 2-0...

Featured Athlete Profile – Colin Riddick – High School Baseball

Colin Riddick is a baseball player at Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City. He was a pitcher on the Region 1 team last summer, helping them to a Silver Medal finish. This was the best finish for Region 1 in over 20 years! Colin answered various questions on his...

Featured Athlete Profile – Taryn Thompson

Taryn Thompson has played soccer in the Powerade State Games for several years. She competed in our Youth Soccer Tournament for three consecutive summers, earning Bronze, Silver & Gold. This past summer, Taryn earned a final roster spot in the Girl's High School...

Featured Youth Ice Hockey Team – Team Raleigh Wealth Solutions

The 2019 Powerade State Games Youth Ice Hockey Tournament took place at Extreme Ice Center over the weekend of June 21st-23rd. The 14 and under age group was comprised of a five team pool with local participants and also athletes from Greensboro & Raleigh....

Featured Team – WCNC U18 Girls Soccer

Our next profile is on a U18 Girls Soccer team who will be traveling to compete at the State Games of America in Lynchburg, VA August 3rd-4th. Bob Clausen is the head coach of the team and manages logistics, travel, and the rest of the behind the scenes. He enjoys...

July Featured Athlete Profile – Kate Miller

Kate Miller has been competing in the sport of Archery for the past six years. She attends Pinnacle Classical Academy, in Shelby, NC, where her journey with the sport began in the fifth grade. “Archery from a practical perspective, is not a sport that I would have...

April Featured Athlete Profile – Yolanda ‘YoYo’ Monroe

YoYo Monroe is an avid Pickleball player and quite an accomplished athlete. Her athletic journey was long devoted to the sport of handball, where she played internationally for several years. She was a member of Team USA and also traveled on the European Tour. The...

March Featured Athlete Profile – Angela Maher

Angela Maher first gave the sport of Figure Skating a try while she was enrolled in graduate school. “Growing up, I was always passionate about figure skating but the closest ice skating rink was nearly two hours away! So while I didn't get the chance to skate as a...