Team YC had a successful trip to Columbus for the Jack Attack Boccia Tournament on February 25-26, 2023.
The Jack Attack tournament was the first USA Boccia regional of 2023 and had a great turnout with great competition. Five YC athletes competed in 3 boccia classes (BC1, BC2, BC3.) Learn more here about boccia classifications.
BC1 Will Gallup placed third in the BC1 category with some of his best boccia yet in Columbus! Will has put a lot of work into his practice focusing, which showed during competition, placing 3rd n BC1. Bob Vitko, another BC1 athlete, played well and gave his competition a good fight. He ended the competition on a win with some positive momentum to take into the next tournament.
BC2 After a long break from the sport, Sara Steimle came back right where she left off as one of the more skilled BC2 players in the region! Unfortunately, with a few breaks going against Sara, she narrowly missed placing in the tournament. However, she looks forward to carrying her momentum into the next tournament!
BC3 Sean Walker placed second and showed great perseverance competing well with a new ramp in multiple last-minute comebacks. For George Shepherd, YC’s newest and youngest boccia athlete, this was his second competition but first legitimate regional tournament, and he played very well! Competing against some of the better BC3 players in the region, George showed off some impressive shots and most of all had the best dance moves all tournament long!
The YC Boccia Narwhals showed what it means to have success in style! The team sports its new jerseys, courtesy of Empower Customs, and they were a hit. The team looks forward to the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) Games in May!