Iowa Senior Games:25 events, 20 gold medals, 5 silver medals (West Des Moines, Fall 2015)
Quad Cities Senior Olympics:21 medals, 12 gold
Iowa Games in Ames: 5 gold medals, 1 silver medal, in basketball shooting and track and field events
Waukee Family YMCA: 1 dedicated ambassador
Ron Peterson, clearly a talented athlete from his recent resume above, is also an ambassador and volunteer for the YMCA, helping share his love of sports and fitness with our members, especially the senior crowd. Ron helped develop our popular pickleball program which has been played at the Waukee YMCA for about a year now on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m.
As an athlete, Ron competes in the 70-74 age group, which typically has the most entrants of any of the senior (over 50) age groups. He does much of his training at the Waukee Y, which includes doing wind sprints in the gym, running on the track, lifting weights and playing pickleball. Ron also credits Tim Suchan and Trina Radske-Suchan, YMCA Healthy Living Center staff, with their help in leading a sprint and jump training.
Congrats, Ron, and thanks for letting the Y be a part of your efforts!