WAUSAU, WI (June 6, 2019) - The Badger State Games' Summer Games are celebrating 35 years of bringing Olympic-style sporting events to Wisconsin, allowing athletes of all ages and abilities to "Go for the Gold". Custom designed spinning medals in Gold, Silver, and Bronze are new this year to commemorate our 35th Anniversary. Those who metal, are then eligible to compete in the State Games of America taking place in Lynchburg, VA. Here are the Badger State Games (BSG) events happening this weekend.
Archers will compete using a variety of shooting styles with options in events both indoor on a 20-yard archery range and outdoor on a 28-station walking course with 3D animal targets. On-site registration is available. More details available at www.visitwausau.com/summer-
Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9
Rib Mountain Bowmen Archery Club, 2348 Julip Drive, Merrill, WI 54452
Round Times: Saturday - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
BMX Series Racing
Join us for the second race in a series of seven as BMX racers head to Wisconsin Rapids. The Badger State Games BMX Series 2019 takes us around Wisconsin with USA BMX clubs from DeForest, Elkhorn, Fond Du Lac, Oshkosh, Rhinelander, and Wisconsin Rapids. The series began in Elkhorn on February 10th and concludes with the Championship in DeForest on October 5th. On-site registration is available. More details available at www.visitwausau.com/bmx.
Sunday, June 9
Central Wisconsin BMX, 2220 E. Riverview Expy., Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Racing Times: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Aquatic athletes come together for BSG Swimming, hosted by the Woodson Y Northern Swimmers (WYNS). BSG metals will be awarded in all age groups, and WYNS will award ribbons for 4th - 12th place for individual events in age groups 8 and under, 9-10, and 11-12. Pre-registration is required and is currently closed. More details available at www.visitwausau.com/swimming.
Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9
Woodson YMCA Aspirus Branch, 3402 Howland Avenue, Weston, WI 54476
Meet Start Times: 9:00 am
Another popular BSG event, Youth Baseball returns to Marshfield for a two-weekend tournament. Age divisions range from 9 & Under up to 16 & Under with games scheduled at four different locations. Pre-registration is required and is currently closed. More details available at www.visitwausau.com/youth-
Friday-Sunday, June 7-9
Age Groups: U10, U12, U14, and U16
Friday-Sunday, June 14-16
Age Groups: U9, U11, U13, and U15
Friday Start: 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday Start: 8:00 am
* Steven J. Miller Recreation Area, 501 W. 4th St., Marshfield, WI 54449
* A.J. Reeth's Field & Jack Hackman Field, 205 S. Oak Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449
* Marshfield High School Field, 1401 E. Becker Rd., Marshfield, WI 54449
Badger State Games' events are hosted in various cities and towns around the state of Wisconsin. For information regarding schedules, locations, athlete sign-ups, becoming a sponsor, or volunteering, please visit us at www.badgerstategames.org or call 715-355-8788.
2019 BSG Summer Games sponsors include CoVantage Credit Union, Fox WZAW & WSAW-TV 7, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Marshfield Children’s Hospital, MBE CPA’s, Auto Select, ESPN Sports Fan 100.5, and MSA Professional Services. Badger State Games are brought to you by Wausau/Central Wisconsin Sports Authority – Wisconsin’s Leader in Sports, Events & Tourism.
[PICTURED: Archery on the wooded walking course with 3D animal targets at Rib Mountain Bowmen. Swimming the breaststroke at the Woodson YMCA Aspirus Branch. (c) 2017 Badger State Games ]