Thank You for the Memories, Pittsburgh! Next Stop: Des Moines
The 2023 National Senior Games presented by Humana were an unforgettable 12 days of competition and camaraderie in the Ste
el City. The Pittsburgh community welcomed athletes with open arms as they displayed their personal bests, reunited with old friends, built new connections and bridged champions through the ages.
Thank you to our athletes, sport officials, volunteers, supporters and everyone else who made this year’s Games possible. We can’t wait to do it all again in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2025!
National Senior Games Recap
American and NSGA Records Set at 2023 Games
The City of Champions added many new champions to its sports history during The Games last month with athletes setting 76 pending American records and 150 new NSGA records. Pittsburgh native Jack Eckenrode also cycled into the history books as the oldest athlete to complete a National Senior Games 20K Cycling race at age 95. Read on to see which sports had the most new marks.
And the NSG Cup Goes to…
Congratulations to the Washington, D.C. Senior Games for winning the NSG Cup for the second year in a row! This award was introduced in 2022 and recognizes the state with the highest percentage of medals per athlete at the National Senior Games.
See how your state ranked in the overall medal standings by visiting the 2023 results page.
Athletes Make National Headlines
National Senior Games athletes continue to attract media attention as they smash stereotypes around aging. Competitors were recently featured in People Magazine, CNBC.com, NPR, NBC News NOW, Fox News and more. Check out some of the best features below, and find more media coverage here.
- “Ageless Athletes (Like a 90-Year-Old Pole Vaulter!) Go for Gold in Senior Games: See the Photos” (People Magazine)
- “West Virginia woman who is blind runs 5K race, ranks in her age group: ‘This is just the beginning’” (Fox News)
- “This 95-year-old is competing in a 10k bike race: How he’s physically and mentally prepping for the challenge” (CNBC)
- Older athletes find competition and community at the National Senior Games | NPR
Relive The Games through Stories & Photos
Missing The Games or need a little inspiration this week? Read through our Games Daily News archive!
Each edition features video interviews with athletes and stories produced by student reporters and our media partner Growing Bolder. Also visit the 2023 photo gallery to browse beautiful images of sport action.
Order Printed 2023 Results Book by Sept. 18
NSGA will produce a digital results book to commemorate the 2023 National Senior Games presented by Humana. The digital 2023 results book will be available for download from the NSGA website in the fall of 2023 free of charge.
If you missed purchasing a printed book during registration, printed copies of the 2023 results book can be ordered from our 2023 results webpage and will be mailed in the fall of 2023. Cost is $15 per book, including shipping & handling.
Online orders for printed 2023 results books will be accepted through Monday, Sept. 18, 2023. Individuals who purchased a printed results book during registration for the 2023 National Senior Games do NOT need to place another order unless you wish to purchase additional books.
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Senior Health and Well-Being
Senior Games Produce Social Capital & Health Dividends
The National Senior Games proposed to generate community and participant benefits beyond dollars and cents at the 2023 Games. Partnering with local organizations in Pittsburgh made it possible to impact participant well-being and to promote aging well. NSGA Health & Well-Being Director Andrew Walker shares a recap of these initiatives, making the case that the 2023 Games generated community and health benefits in this blog.
NSG Official Apparel
2023 National Senior Games Merchandise Still Available Online
If you missed purchasing your gear in Pittsburgh, 2023 National Senior Games presented by Humana merchandise is still available from the NSGA online store.
NSGA Official Partners
Thank You to Our Official Partners!
Health & Well-Being Partners
NSG Sport Partners