RHISP’s Jon Mize Took the Para-Archery world by storm, with a fourth place finish at the World Championships out of 69 archers! Jon was pretty new to the game and competed against seasoned archers who had competed in the Beijing Paralympics. But because of his obvious natural talent, Jon was named to the Para-Archery World Championship team.
In September of 2011, RHISP’s Jon Mize traveled with the USA Para Archery Team to Stokemandvile, England, the birthplace for Paralympic Sport for the Stokemandville Open. Jone made it to the quarterfinals of the individual competition where he missed the semi finals by 1 point. Luckily there was another competition going on at the same time, solely for the purpose of earning points toward a team slot for the London 2012 games, Jon took part. Jon ended up making it to the medal matches in this competition and winning the gold and a slot for Team USA in the 2012 Paralympics! Jon is now focusing on earning his individual slot on the USA team for the London games.
Timmy Dowell competed in track at the Glasa Games in Chicago, IL in 2012. Dowell competed in the 60m, 100m, 200m, 400m, and 800m and took first in all categories for his age group. Not only was he beating the competition, but he was beating himself, with new personal best times in all the events. With the success in Chicago, Timmy qualified for the 2012 National Junior Disability Championships in all five events above in the T53 category. Eleven year old Timmy Dowell took home 1st place in five events at the National Junior Disability Championships! The NJDC’s were held in Rochester, Minnesota on July 10 2012. Dowell won the 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1500 meter events.