No Stranger to Competition


On the weekend of June 1-2, 2013, the largest Special Olympic sporting event of the year in the state of Colorado was held in Grand Junction. More than 1,100 top athletes from around the state gathered together to participate in powerlifting, track and field, soccer, swimming, and many other challenging events. One of these talent individuals included a Special Olympic veteran at the Postal Service.

Dave Sylvester is a custodian at the South Denver Station in Denver, CO, and he’s no stranger to competition. Dave has been participating in the Special Olympics for the past 20 years, and has no intention of retiring any time soon.

“I’ll be competing next year too,” said Dave.

Besides being a dedicated Olympian, he’s also a successful one. During the Summer Games, Dave ranked within the top three spots in three separate events. He placed first in the shot put competition, earning a gold medal. He also placed second in the standing long jump for a silver medal and third in the 50-meter run for a bronze.

Asked how he manages to remain successful after many years of competition, Dave explains that he maintains an active lifestyle.

“I enjoy bike riding, lifting weights, and bowling,” said Dave.

With Dave’s continued focus on staying in shape and sharpening his skills, next year’s Summer Olympians will have a challenging time surpassing his athletic prowess.

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  1. Anonymous

     /  June 27, 2013

    Good job Dave !
    The USPS could learn from you …

  2. Way to go Dave!

  3. Jonn

     /  June 28, 2013

    Awesome work, Dave!

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