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Coe Richards takes two golds and a silver


February 22, 2018

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Courtesy Photos Coe Richards, of Waitsburg, took home two gold medals and one silver medal at the Eastern Region Invitational at Mt. Spokane on Sun., Feb. 4 and will attend the Special Olympic Winter Games (state competition) which will be held at Mission Ridge in Wenatchee in March. The twenty-one-year-old competed in the Novice 16-21 age group where he earned a gold medal in the Alpine Downhill, a silver in the Alpine Giant Slalom and a gold in the Alpine Slalom. Coe began skiing with the local Special Olympics team in 2008 and first made it to the state competition in 2010. He has medaled there each year since. Andrea Fulbright of Dayton also earned a gold medal in the novice division. Rachel Gradwohl of Waitsburg competed in the intermediate division where she took a gold in the slalom. Craig Lockard (Dayton), Shawn Ahmann (Waitsburg), and Catherine Shepherd (Waitsburg) competed in the advanced division where Lockard earned a silver medal in downhill snowboarding and Shepherd took home two gold medals.


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