Although many eyes will be on the 2012 Olympics in London soon, Massachusetts has its own tournament for amateur athletes.
The Bay State Games, which began 31 years ago, with the Summer Games, has evolved into winter and summer tournaments and year-round physical fitness, sportmanship development. The Massachusetts tournaments are "quality Olympic-style athletic competitions," according to the Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation. The games concluded Sunday.
This year's Summer Games featured several Waylanders, as well as other area athletes. A complete list of Wayland residents who took part is below.Athlete Sport Ryan Bache Wrestling Liam Burbage Track & Field Wen-foo Chern Badminton Yvonne Chern Badminton Dan Cheung Badminton Nicholas Coffin Wrestling Emma Fitzgerald Track & Field John Henry Fitzgerald Track & Field Lindsay Gardel Diving Melissa Gardel Diving Jesse Goddard Wrestling Michael Goodman Lacrosse William Gunshenan
Lacrosse Caroline Hurlye Lacrosse Sarah Lawson Track & Field Rory McHarg Baseball Brian Murtagh Lacrosse Christopher Oyola Wrestling Christian Powell Lacrosse Spencer Register Lacrosse Christopher Weig Wrestling