Joseph Koehler

Athlete, Bocce

Hometown: Roanoke

How long have you participated in Special Olympics, in what sports, and other ways you’re involved (ex -Global or Health Messenger, etc):
For fifteen years, I have participated in track and field events through my schools. In High School I was part of the regular track team and participated in Unified Sports including going to all the track meets with the team and running in an exhibition relay at the state championships. I also participated in bowling and went to the Fall Games to bowl with my Dad.

What does attending the 2022 USA Games mean to you and what do you look forward to most?:
I will be going to represent my state and will have lots of my friends with me. Many members of my family will be there to cheer for me. My Tita Joyce has another nephew who will be at the games also.