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Special Olympics Wyoming announces two athletes headed to nationals

Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 6:37 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A day that started like every other...turned into one of the happiest for Rena Moore and Jade Bult. Special Olympics Wyoming surprised these athletes at Reach 4A Star Wednesday afternoon with their friends and family present.

“I thought it was supposed to be horse handling, and it was just Jade and I. I’m so happy for both of us,” said Rena Moore.

Years of hard work have gone into preparing for the Special Olympics USA Games. Moore and Bult will represent the Wyoming equestrian team.

“I’m super, super excited. I just can’t believe all those years that I’ve been doing special O I got picked,” said Jade Bult.

Bult says she is looking forward to going to Florida and representing her home state for the first time. She has never been out of this region, and says she’s prepared to take on any challenge.

“Kind of looking forward to riding a different horse and I’ve rode horses since i was four so more than likely I can handle the horses they have in Florida,” said Bult.

Moore is returning to the games for the second time, and says one of the best parts of Nationals is the friendships, but this year is special because she gets to compete alongside her friend.

“I was thinking I would like to be with my best friend and I am,” said Moore.

Over 40 people will represent Wyoming this year at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida for the USA Games.

“This is a big experience for our athletes because a lot of our athletes have competed for many years only at the state and local levels here in Wyoming. Getting to compete on a national scale is just huge and just such an amazing opportunity and i know some of our athletes have waited a long time for this moment,” said Jen Haines, the CEO of Special Olympics Wyoming.

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