Carrying the Torch: Lynn Roman

Meet a Pittsburgh area high school coach and Gold Medalist triathlete who has become a role model for her students in this series about the people who carried the torch flame to the 2023 National Senior Games presented by Humana.

Carrying the Torch: Jack Eckenrode

Jack Eckenrode has become an icon in Pittsburgh for the 2023 National Senior Games presented by Humana. He is also now the oldest athlete to compete in the 20K cycling road race at age 95. Hear his comments about lighting the cauldron to start The Games, his family and riding into the NSGA record books.

Bridging Pitt Interns into Champions of Aging

Introduction by Del Moon, NSGA Communications and Media Director:

Working with college interns is always a highlight of my Games Media Center work. For 2023, we recruited six film and broadcast media interns from the University of Pittsburgh to produce stories that give impressions of The Games and its special atmosphere. Despite having limited time to train and operating on a grueling daily deadline schedule they did not disappoint us. We are grateful to Pitt’s Keven Smith for his guidance and access to these talented communicators.

We wanted them to tell their stories as they perceived them and in their style to show their talent. In turn, their experiences with Senior Athletes made a profound impression on them. Read what they learned from their assignments here and go back to read all of the archived Games Daily editions to enjoy their work.

The Torch is Passed to Des Moines!

The City of Champions proved itself to be a sports crazy town. Athletes felt welcomed and the Pittsburgh media shared many inspiring stories and produced new Champions from the community.

NSGA thanks SportsPITTSBURGH for spearheading the host organization and the people of Allegheny County and surrounding areas that warmly embraced our event.

Now the torch and flag have been passed to Des Moines, Iowa! We can’t wait for our athletes to experience the unexpected delights of this special city in 2025. Visit Catch Des Moines’ website to explore what the fastest growing city in the Midwest has to offer. 


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