Four Greenspring Retirement Community residents won gold medals in their age groups at the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) Wii bowling competition.
NVSO’s event director and Greenspring resident Ted Campbell said gold medals were awarded to men and women in four age categories.
60 - 69, Clint Lambert of Springfield (Greenspring resident)
70 - 79, Ed Ladd of Potomac Falls
80 - 89, Ted Campbell of Springfield (Greenspring resident)
90 - 99, Ray Kaminski of Springfield (Greenspring resident)
60 - 69, Andrea Strosnider of Alexandria
70 - 79, Joan Matteson of Springfield (Greenspring resident)
80 - 89, Anne Genakos of Alexandria
90 - 99, Jane Richardson of Potomac Falls
Greenspring hosted the NVSO Wii bowling championship this year for the third consecutive year.
Greenspring is a hub for Wii bowlers. Residents compete in the specially designed Wii bowling alley, featuring six virtual bowling lanes. Almost 200 residents on 40 different teams routinely compete with each other and other Erickson Living communities.
Some residents even play Wii bowling with their children and grandchildren. “I bought a Wii for them for Christmas one year,” said Greenspring resident Joan Matteson, winner of the Gold Medal in the 70 – 79 age group. Matteson has been a Wii bowler since 2007, and has bowled several perfect. Mostly, though, she has fun. “I’ve met so many people [bowling] I wouldn’t have otherwise met,” said Matteson.