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Maine Senior Games - Hall of Fame

Recognizing Maine athletes for their dedication and success.

2015 marked the first annual Maine Senior Games Hall of Fame induction. Our goal is to honor and celebrate Maine athletes who are avid competitors and excel at their individual or team sport.

Candidacy
In order to be considered for a Hall of Fame nomination, a candidate must:
Be a Maine resident
Have competed in a minimum of 5 Maine Senior Games and 2
National Senior Games (may be non-concurrent)
Be a gold, silver, or bronze medal winner in a team or individual sport at
the Maine Senior Games or the National Senior Games

Submission Criteria
Nominees may qualify as athletic participants or posthumously
An individual may not nominate him/herself
Members of the selection committee are not eligible for nomination
Current employees of the Maine Senior Games are not eligible for
nomination
All nominees will be judged on their individual/team accomplishments
and significant contributions to the Maine Senior Games
Submission must use nomination application form
Deadline for applications is March 1, 2018.

Maine Senior Games Hall of Fame Class of 2017

hall of fame inductee 2017Rudy Kelly
Rudy has received numerous medals in the 5 and 10K Road races at the Maine Senior Games. In 2013 at the National Senior Games he took Silver in the 5K and Gold in the 10K. In 2015 in Minneapolis, he repeated winning the silver in the 5K and Gold in the 10K. This year at the Maine Senior Games he added track to his events. He holds the record here in Maine in the 5K the 10K and the 3,000 Meter run for his age group. 

Maine Senior Games Hall of Fame Class of 2016

hall of fame inductee 2016David Vail
David is an avid swimmer and has amassed many medals from the MSG.  In 2012 when he qualified for Nationals he came back with six medals. Three Golds in the 100 & 200 Back stroke and the 500 freestyle, 2 silvers in the 200 Freestyle and the 200 Individual medley and a bronze in the 100 Individual Medley. He broke two records that year in the 100 and 200 Backstroke which still stand today. David is a fierce competitor and his love of swimming will keep him going for years.

Maine Senior Games Hall of Fame Class of 2015

hall of fame inductee 2015Jerry LeVasseur
Jerry is a long-time competitor in Maine, throughout New England, and on a national level. His sports are distance running (5k and 10k) and track and field (400m, 800m, 1500m, and triple jump).

Jerry is a well-decorated athlete with a room full of bronze, silver, and gold medals. He also holds State of Maine records in the 800m and 1500m for the 70-74 age group. Jerry has participated at the National level since 1994 and has collected many medals in the 5k, 10k, and relay teams.

Currently Jerry is a member of the Maine Senior Games Advisory Board and the National Senior Games Board. He is not only an incredible athlete but someone who is committed to seeing the Games succeed. When in races Jerry isn’t just competing, he is often recruiting new athletes for the Games.

Jerry is a survivor and no matter what he faces, he keeps running! He is our energizer bunny.

hall of fame inductee 2015 Arden LeVasseur
Arden is a long-time competitor in swimming and track and field both locally and nationally. For over 15 years she has competed in events in Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts where she often brings home the gold.

Arden has competed at a national level at the National Senior Games since 1999 only missing just one season (With the summer heat in Houston, who can blame her?) At the National Senior Games in Palo Alto she came in 7th in the Long Jump, 50 and 100 yard breaststroke but brought home the bronze medal in the 200 yard backstroke.

Arden currently holds the Maine record for the triple jump for the 70-74 age group: 15’ 6.5”.

Arden is a quiet and unassuming woman who is also an amazing competitor. We hope to see her competing for many years to come!

hall of fame inductee 2015 Ellsworth “Derry” Rundlett
Derry has been participating in the Maine Senior Games since 2000. He is a sprinter who competes in the 100m, 200m, and 400m. Over the years he has earned many bronze, silver, and gold medals. Derry has also participated in six National Senior Games and received a bronze in 2009 as part of the relay team.

Dedicated to improving his abilities, Derry trains relentlessly to improve his form on his own or often times with a coach. Derry is also a great spokesperson for the Maine Senior Games and is tirelessly advocating on behalf of the Games. He never hesitates when speaking to groups and individuals about the Games. Derry is dedicated and passionate and we are proud to have him as part of the Maine Senior Games.

hall of fame inductee 2015Triple Threat Basketball Team: Patty Stogsdill, Adrienne Turner, Mary Whited, Kathy Sanborn, Lana Merchant, Cyndi Bona, Coach Mo Sylvia
The Maine Triple Threat team burst onto the scene determined to win! This young team had only been playing together less than a year when they made their appearance at the National Senior games in 2009.

There were 16 teams in the 50-54 age group. During their first tournament the team finished with 2 wins, 1 loss – with the one loss to a past National Championship team (All Net from California). In future tournaments the team would go on to defeat the New Mexico Canyon Nets, the All Nets from California. Their last game was the Colorado Herd. The Triple Threat’s lost this one game, but would continue on. In the final tournament the team went head to head once more with the Colorado Herd, this time beating them in double overtime for the Gold.

Maine Triple Threat did what no other Maine Senior Games Women’s Basketball team had done – win gold at Nationals!

The team is still playing together, determined to keep competing, keep winning, and to keep having fun.