Wrangell Olympian earns three golds at state summer games
June 14, 2018
A Wrangell boy earned three more medals at his second showing at the Special Olympics Summer Games, held last weekend in Anchorage.
A swimmer, Carter Hammer competed in a total of four events. For individual events he competed in the 25-yard butterfly, the 50-yard backstroke and 100-yard freestyle, finishing first in two. Coach Bruce McQueen reported Hammer had competed in the 50-yard freestyle relay as part of a combined team with other Ketchikan swimmers, edging out a Juneau team for gold medals.
"Last year was Carter's first year at Special Olympics, and we stayed pretty conservative wit...