Special Olympics horseshoe tournament held in Durant Wednesday

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DURANT, Okla. (KXII) - Achille High School student Brianna Meade was one of 147 athletes who threw horseshoes in the Special Olympics tournament in Durant on Wednesday.

"I got the horseshoe and threw it, and it landed on the box," she said.

One of the competitors, Kameron Waller, was one of over 20 winners on the day.

"It felt good, everyone else had a chance but I won the game, and it was pretty fun," he said.

Winners in this event qualify for the state competition in Stillwater in May, and Kameron has high hopes for that contest too.

"Yeah I wanna win that one really bad," said Kameron.

Event coordinator Steven Remshardt said this is the fifth year of the tournament, but the most people competing they've ever had.

"When we first started Special Olympics, we only offered track and field, maybe gymnastics. Throughout the years, we decided to offer more for the athletes who couldn't do certain things," said Remshardt.

Remshardt said the competitive and athletic aspects of the day are great, but they're not the best part...

"These kids, athletes, are so excited about having an event, and accomplishing something, that's what its all about," said Remshardt.

It's the community the kids build while they're there...

"I get to play with friends, and I really like it," said Brianna Meade.