Special Olympics spotlight: Joshua Carpenter

Joshua Carpenter | Provided.
Joshua Carpenter | Provided.

This week’s Lake County Special Olympics spotlight is Joshua Carpenter, 16, of Woodstock. Carpenter has been involved with Special Olympics for three years and enjoys powerlifting, taking Zumba classes and jumping on the trampoline.

Q. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

A. I like to swim, take Zumba classes, jump on the trampoline and hang out with my family on the farm.

Q. Is there a professional athlete or other role model that you look up to?

A. My dad, he did weightlifting when he was younger and shows me how to make it fun.

Q. How old were you when you first got involved with Special Olympics?

A. 14

Q. What was your first event like?

A. It was fun. I did soccer skills and got gold medals. I went to the State games then too.

Q. What is your favorite event to participate in?

A. I like them all. They were all fun.

Q. What is your favorite Special Olympics memory?

A. The first time I went to the State games, my dad took me and it was very hot. It was so fun to run in the sprinklers all over the parking lot and then going to the water park.

Q. How has Special Olympics changed your life?

A. I got to try new sports and meet new people.

Q. What future events are you excited about?

A. Powerlifting next year.

Q. Is there anything else you would like to add?

A. Coach Mike is cool!!

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