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Welter, teammates earn pickleball gold medals in Ohio, Michigan

August 17, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Cape Coral resident Mike Welter participated in the Michigan Senior Olympics in pickleball this past weekend. He won gold in singles and gold in mixed doubles with Nancy Robertson of Naples and took bonze with Glenn Geda of Michigan. Last month Welter participated in the Ohio State Senior Games and took gold in singles and gold in mixed doubles with North Fort Myers resident Bobbi Little, and took silver with Denny Vincent of Columbus, Ohio, and a part-time resident of Naples.

These games were both qualifiers for the National Senior Games in June, 2019, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

When asked about his competition, Welter said there were a lot of good players and both trips were a lot of fun, but mainly he wanted to talk about the new pickleball complex which is now funded and getting ready to be built in the Cape. There is talk of 12 outdoor courts which will be open daily to the public at no charge, and this should help with the explosion of the number of pickleball players here in the Cape.

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Nancy Robertson and Mike Welter after winning the age 60-64 mixed doubles championship in the Michigan Senior Olympics.

"This is an exciting time for us," he said.



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