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North Dakota Athletes Ready to Shine at U.S. Paralympic Trials

Isabelle Hogness and Sam Winter: North Dakota Athletes Set to Shine at U.S. Paralympic Trials

The excitement is building as the U.S. Paralympic Track and Field trials draw near, and two exceptional athletes from North Dakota are ready to make their mark on the national stage. Isabelle Hogness, a senior at Horace High School, and Sam Winter, a recent homeschool graduate representing Des-Lacs Burlington/Berthold, are gearing up to compete in the national team trials in Miramar, Florida.

Hogness, who has spina bifida, specializes in wheeled racing in the T54 classification. Despite her challenges, she has shown extraordinary determination and skill, earning her a spot in the national trials where she will compete in the 100m, 400m, and 800m events. On the other hand, Winter, who competes as an ambulatory athlete in the T36 classification despite cerebral palsy, will be showcasing his talents in the 100m, 400m, long jump, and shot put events at the U.S. National Trials.

Both athletes have been training hard with the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports group, demonstrating remarkable dedication and perseverance in pursuit of their athletic dreams. As they prepare for the trials, Hogness and Winter are eager for the opportunity to compete at the highest level and push themselves further.

Looking beyond the trials, both athletes have bright futures ahead. Hogness is considering collegiate wheelchair racing programs, while Winter continues to excel in various para sports. Their journey serves as a reminder of the power of perseverance and determination in achieving success, motivating individuals with and without disabilities to relentlessly chase their dreams.

Representing North Dakota on a national platform, Hogness and Winter are poised to make their state proud with their exceptional abilities and unwavering spirit. Stay tuned as these talented athletes compete in the U.S. Paralympic Track and Field trials, showcasing their skills and determination for all to see.

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