Bringing home the gold

Posted by on Thursday, June 22nd

Bringing home the gold

Manchester, NH: The winner’s podium at the National Senior Games in Birmingham, AL, had a local feel as Granite State athletes captured numerous medals during the two -week event (June 2 – 15).

“It’s a terrific testament to the skills of these competitors- as well as all of the other NH athletes who competed in Birmingham,” said George Tossati, Chair – New Hampshire Senior Games.  “They really had a great showing for our state.”

Local medal winners included:

Athlete Town Age group Event Medal
Chuck Chokel New Castle 60-64 Triathlon Bronze
William Corey Rindge 65-69 Doubles Racquetball Silver
Thomas Diehl Alexandria 75-79 Doubles Tennis Gold
Hiroyo Fisher Candia 65-69 Doubles Tennis Silver
Buzz Gagne Concord 70-74 Javelin Gold
Manny Garcia Deering 50-54 100-meter dash                Gold
Manny Garcia Deering 50-54 50-meter dash Gold
Ann Henderson Keene 60-64 Doubles Tennis Silver
Real Levasseur Hooksett 65-69 Archery (barebow recurve) Silver
Tom Luther Durham 55-59 Cycling race-20k Silver
Tom Luther Durham 55-59 Cycling race-40k Silver
Mitch Milewski Nashua 65-69 Doubles Racquetball* Silver
Mitch Milewski Nashua 75-79 Racquetball Gold
Stanley Moulton Alton 80-84 1500 m race Gold
William Swift Amherst 70-74 Doubles Table Tennis Bronze
Ronald Whitmore Claremont 75-79 Triple Jump Silver
William Wilson Rye 75-79 Doubles Pickleball Bronze
William Wilson Rye 75-79 Pickleball Silver

*competed on a team with William Corey and played in the younger age group.

In all, more than 50 local athletes participated in the national games.

Mr. Tossati added that many of the athletes who traveled to Birmingham will be taking part in the New Hampshire Senior Games (NHSG), celebrating their 30th year this summer.  Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield is the major sponsor of the games.  Other sponsors include: John Castelot Financial Planning, Lamprey Health Care and Havenwood Heritage Heights.

NHSG offers 15 sports with competition kicking off on Sunday, June 25th and continuing through Labor Day.  All events are open to athletes ages 40 and over.  To learn more, please visit

About the New Hampshire Senior Games

The mission of the Granite State Senior Games, Inc. (GSSG) is to promote, organize and effectively develop physical challenges, as they relate to the New Hampshire senior athlete and the 50+ population of the state of New Hampshire, undertake related activities benefitting the well-being of adults as appropriate and focusing on the development of active and healthy lifestyles. Our mission is accomplished by encouraging fitness and by providing athletic competition in a variety of sports, clinics and creative pursuits.

Founded in 1987, Granite State Senior Games, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) and New Hampshire Registered Public Charity all volunteer sports and fitness organization governed by a Board of Directors. The Granite State Senior Games' (GSSG's) sporting events are known as the New Hampshire Senior Games (NHSG). We are New Hampshire’s premier multi-sport event for the 50+ population. NHSG is the only New Hampshire organization in the state to be sanctioned by the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) to qualify senior athletes for participation in the National Senior Games held every other year in odd-numbered years. To learn more, please visit