Rubenser Wins Gold, Breaks Record


October 31, 2019

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Dick Rubenser of Starbuck set a new record at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Ut., recently. He competed in the javelin, shown here, shot put and discus, setting a new all-time record in the over age 80 division with a 37.375-foot-put.

Dick Rubenser, age 81, of Starbuck, recently returned from participating in the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah. The international, multi-sport games have been in existence since 1987. This year, the two-week event hosted 11,150 athletes competing in age brackets 50 to over 90 years.

Rubenser broke the all-time Huntsman Games shot put record for the over age 80 division with a throw of 37.375 feet. He also won the discus throw of 85.25 feet and took third in the javelin with a distance of 65.91 feet.

He also participated the three-on-three basketball tournament during the first week and his team, the Silver Huskies, won the silver medal. His team mates were Ira Glick, Wilbur Smith, Neal Williams, and former Dayton resident, Jerry Spoonemore.

Congratulations to Dick Rubenser for bringing home two gold medals, two silver medals, and one bronze medal.


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