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NSG Fall Games
|Basketball 3-on-3 Women||2018||Gary Cotter|
|Basketball Skills||2018||James Pauley|
|Bocce Ball||2018||map||Roxann Zunino|
|Bowling||2018||Jerry Lindsay and John Graham|
|Cycling||2018||Tim and Lisa Jones|
|Golf||2018||Suzaine Hollins and Ben Luebke|
|Pistol Shoot||2018||Rick Frizzell|
|Rock Climbing||2018||Katelyn O’Hara|
|Table Tennis||2018||Rick Campbell and Vincent Schmitt|
|Tennis||2018||Nedra Paschal and Prinya Tipmongkol|
|Track and Field||2018||map||Martha Watson|
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|Weightlifting / Fitness||2018||Jay Dash|
More 50+ events
|Basketball 3-on-3 Men||2018||www.desertsportsmgmt.com|
|Regional T&F Meet||Martha Watson ( Masters Division )|
|Softball (Mesquite)||Mesquite Senior Games|
|Table Tennis WVC||2018||June 2018, 5-year age brackets 40+|
|Volleyball (Henderson)||Dean Langmaid|
|Walk Around America||flyer||Tom Groce|
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Growing up in Minnesota, Gary Cotter did a lot of skiing and ice skating in the winter, played baseball, softball and volleyball in the summer. He earned a degree in business with an accounting major at the University of Minnesota. After tax management positions with large corporations he became a CPA, specializing in tax issues. He moved to Las Vegas in 2006, having lived in eleven states along the way. He retired in 2008 and went almost immediately to work in the Nevada Senior Games office. He soon became the NSG Executive Director, holding that position for several years. He ran the weekly Walk Around America program, and was the Walk-a-Thon coordinator. Gary is now the Basketball 3-on-3 Women coordinator and NSG's Accountant.
Jay Dash comes from quite an athletic background. He graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Finance where he was a member of the Penn State National Championship Gymnastic Team. He was then inducted into the United States Marine Corp, Air Naval Gun Liaison Unit, and competed in various Marine Corps field events. He has also participated in numerous marathons and international track and field competitions. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the UNLV International Business School, a member of the District Export Council of the Dept. of Commerce, and president of Jay Dash International, an international business consulting firm. He will be working to reinstate Fitness/Weight Lifting into the NSG repertoire and is that event’s new coordinator.
Rick was born in Gary, Indiana. He and family moved to western Kentucky during his grade school years where he became very active in basketball (his favorite sport), baseball, and track & field. As a high school senior, 1975, he was awarded "Most Valuable Player" for the track team, as a long distance runner. During those years, his dad taught him how to shoot and hunt. After his grauduation, his family made a big move west, ending up in the Las Vegas area. He has continued his love for shooting throughout the years, and most recently has coordinated for Paradise Church their annual fall "Turkey Shoot," with competitions in both trap shooting and pistols. He is looking forward to coordinating the NSG Pistol Shoot competition.
Melissa began her working life as a high school math and science teacher in Singapore, followed by a career in commodities trading throughout Southeast Asia, as well as trading in commodities futures in both the Asian and European markets. After arriving in the United States she worked in the petrochemical refinery industry, covering Texas with stints in Indonesia. When finally semi-retiring she sold real estate in CA. Along the way she developed an interest in ballroom and Latin dancing, as well as performance choreography. Now fully retired and in Las Vegas, she is pursuing her dance activities as well as working with the Asian Cultural Alliance to bring peoples of all cultures together. Melissa is the NSG Dance Coordinator.
John Graham is a native of Ohio. Having participated in several sports such as football, tennis and Track and Field, John settled on bowling as his all time favorite. It began back in the day of human pinsetters -– he would roll 3 balls then run 60 feet down the alley to reset pins and send balls back. He won his first tournament at age 9 and has never looked back. He has six 800 series and 17 over-300’s to his credit, even bowled on the PBA Tour. He is currently working for American Airlines and has donated his time and skill to many charities, including Opportunity Village, St. Jude’s and fund raisers for breast cancer research. He enjoys talking with people -– never met a stranger -– and has experience as a DJ, an Emcee and a photographer.
Native to the northeastern United States (Delaware, New Jersey), Tom competed in high school, college and U.S. Amateur sports. He had an extensive career with both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Government, at one time serving as Military Aide to Vice President Spiro Agnew. He has been on the NATO staff and a Country Director for the U.S. Peace Corps. He earned a PhD from the American University in Washington D.C. and has taught business subjects in universities throughout the world. He enjoys golf and bowling in his leisure time. Tom runs the weekly Walk Around America program, is the NSG Coordinator for Swimming and Walk-a-Thon, and has been a Board Member for years.
Suzaine Hollins, transplant from the East Coast, arrived in Las Vegas in 2002. Throughout her college years, and after, she specialized in team sports -- volleyball, basketball, field hockey and her greatest love, softball, where she played third base on the championship Maryland Roadrunners team. After relocating to Las Vegas and continuing her career with the federal government, Suzaine took up golf. It is now her passion. She has joined three women's golf clubs, and is a co-coordinator for NSG Golf.
Tim and Lisa Jones are a husband and wife team who are the Coordinators of the NSG Cycling event. Lisa was born in New Jersey, grew up in Boulder, CO, where she earned an undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of Colorado and played on the CU women's basketball team. Tim was born and raised in Indiana but finished his undergraduate degree in exercise physiology at the University of Colorado. After graduation and marriage they moved to Las Vegas for jobs in health related positions. Both are now retired and enjoy tennis, biking, hiking, traveling, cooking and wine making. Lisa is a volunteer Board Member of Family Promise and Tim is a volunteer Board Member of the Arthritis Foundation.
Dean was born and grew up in a small farming community in Northeastern Vermont. He attended Northeastern University where he first started playing volleyball. He began playing seniors volleyball in the late 1990’s and has been the coordinator for the Henderson Senior Volleyball Games for the last decade. During that time the volleyball tournament has grown from a small tournament of about 15 teams, to now about 60 teams. He is always looking for more volleyball players, so contact him if you are interested in playing. Dean is the NSG Volleyball Coordinator.
Jerry Lindsay was born and raised in Southern California. He had a 32-year career with the U.S. Postal Service, during which time he also became a real estate specialist, arranging and negotiating purchases of qualified properties for the Postal Service. After retiring in 1992 he and his wife, Nannette, moved to Las Vegas where he continued with real estate and she as an IRS bankruptcy specialist. Jerry is active with his church, volunteers with a disadvantaged youth program and enjoys a flourishing acting career, highlighted by an unforgettable role in the 2008 comedy “What Happens in Vegas” with Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. Both he and Nannette enjoy bowling and have competed for many years in the NSG Games. Jerry was on the NSG board for 10 years, was the National Senior Game's "May 2016 Athlete of the Month" and is now the NSG Bowling Coordinator.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Ben Luebke was an all-state high school basketball and baseball player. He went to the University of South Dakota on an athletic scholarship, intending to become a math teacher and coach. After his junior year he was drafted by the Montreal Expos, played two years, but incurred a knee injury and was released to "normal life." He played a couple more years of semi-pro ball in Green Bay, then moved to Las Vegas in the late 80's. He has been a food broker for the past 30 years and enjoys golf in his spare time. Ben is a co-coordinator for NSG Golf and the NSG President.
Al hails from Bakersfield CA where he was an outstanding track athlete, both at Bakersfield High and Bakersfield Community College. He continued his education at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he was awarded Most Outstanding Senior Athlete. He earned a Master's Degree at UNLV in 1972 and was Head Track and Field Coach there from 1973-1992, earning many honors and awards throughout that time, including USATF Man of the Year and induction in to the UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a previous NSG Games Director as well as Track and Field Coordinator and Basketball Skills coordinator. He has been an NSG Board of Directors member for close to 20 years.
Katelyn has been rock climbing on and off for three years. She was exposed to the sport by friends who are passionate about the outdoors and love adventure. Her time training indoors has taught her many different techniques she can carry over to climbing outside, and develop solid relationships with other climbers. When she is not on a rock wall, you can find her hanging out with her Husky puppy or on the nearest golf course. Katelyn is the NSG Rock Climbing Coordinator.
Triathlon was never a sport Bonnie considered participating in until a few months before her 50th birthday. When she barely finished a “beginner” triathlon, she discovered she wasn’t the athlete she thought she was! So began her journey of improved fitness that now includes race walking, cycling, strength training, and - of course - triathlon. She has medaled in race walking, power walking, and cycling in the Nevada Senior Games, Huntsman World Senior Games (Utah), and Washington State Senior Games. In 2016 Bonnie qualified for the 2017 National Senior Games in cycling, race walking, and triathlon. She has her sights on qualifying in these sports for the 2019 National Senior Games.
A native of Iowa, Nedra and family moved to Roswell, New Mexico in 1952 (five years after the infamous "crash.") A graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, she has over 30 years of teaching experience in high school mathematics and physical education, as well as having coached volleyball and badminton for over 15 years in Southern California. She is mother of two, grandmother of four, all still in California. After retiring she moved to Las Vegas, by way of Laughlin, and is currently active in local tennis leagues. She is a co-coordinator for both NSG Badminton and Tennis, and is the NSG Games Director.
James is a basketball shooting coach and Master Shooter. He was the Overall Champion at the 2014 Huntsman World Senior Games where he tied the world record in the Hot Shots event (62) he had set the day before at the Nevada Senior Games. Based in San Diego, CA, where he also coordinated their Senior Games basketball shooting events, James travels throughout the country doing clinics, working camps, and competing in basketball shooting events. James is the NSG Basketball Skills Coordinator.
Rob has been active in shuffleboard since 1994 and is a past president of the USA National Shuffleboard Association. He has played in numerous tournaments in Arizona, Canada, California, and Florida, winning his first National Championship in 2010 in Mesa, Arizona. He has been the Shuffleboard Tournament Director for tournaments throughout the west, among them the Washington, Oregon, Arizona State Senior Games and the Huntsman's World Senior Games. He has been and will be the Coordinator for the National Senior Games Shuffleboard Tournament as well. NSG is fortunate to have Rob coordinating for us this year.
Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Ray retired to Las Vegas in 1997. He has been active as both coach and athlete all of his life, playing handball competitively for over 20 years. He then began playing racquetball and running 5k and 10k races. For over 15 years he coached both youth and adult T&F as a volunteer. Ray currently plays racquetball and golf and is looking forward to coordinating this year's NSG racquetball tournament.
Charlie began shooting at age 12, following in the footsteps of his father, Frank, who hunted with bow and arrow in the Midwest in the 1970’s. He quickly excelled, soon surpassing his father, and is now one of three professional archers in the state of Nevada. Soon after Frank retired he and Charlie opened Impact Archery, range and shop, and each can be found there almost daily. Impact now sponsors the Nevada Senior Games archery tournament. Charlie is the NSG Archery Coordinator.
Born in France, Vincent Schmitt graduated from ENSAM Engineering University in Paris and moved to California in 1998 to work in the CAD/CAM software industry. He moved to Las Vegas in 2007 and has been involved in local table tennis activities for the past 5 years. Vincent is a co-coordinator for NSG Table Tennis.
Born and raised in Thailand, Prinya graduated from medical school there in 1961 and was presented his diploma by the King of Thailand, himself. He then came to the United States for an internship in New Jersey. After that he moved to Baltimore for a four-year residency training, became an OBGYN and opened a private practice in 1972. There he met and married Sally, a union of now over 50 years, two children and three grandchildren. He acquired U.S. citizenship in 1973, enlisted in the Air Force, and was a military doctor for almost 20 years, his last six at Nellis AFB, retiring in 1998. Both Prinya and Sally are avid tennis players and very helpful in various organizations, among them Helping Hand of Vegas Valley. Prinya is a co-coordinator for NSG Tennis.
Martha Watson, 4 time Olympic competitor, grew up in Long Beach, California, where she began her track career at an early age. She started as a high jumper, then decided long jump was her best event. She attended, and ran for, Tennessee State University where she became a member of the world famous Tigerbelles. She was a long jumper on the U.S. Olympic team in 1964, '68, '72, and '76 and ran a leg on the 4x100m relay teams in '72 and '76. Martha holds eight U.S. long jump titles, breaking an American record three times. She is also active in local Las Vegas theatre, having performed in several shows throughout the valley. Martha is Board Secretary/Treasurer and the NSG Track and Field Coordinator.
Native of California, Roxann Zunino moved to Las Vegas in 1966 where she attended UNLV, married and had two children. She has spent the last 37 years making a career at Southwest Gas as an Accounting Manager. In 1978 she got interested in bocce and has since been instrumental in forming the Bocce Club of Las Vegas, now over 70 members strong. She has been involved with numerous boards, committees, councils and special events throughout the valley. Roxann has five children, including 3 sons of second husband Jack, as well as 3 grandchildren. She also has been active in Sicilian folk dance and tap dance. Her experiences will be of great benefit to Nevada Senior Games. Roxann is the NSG Bocce Ball coordinator and Board Secretary.