2015 Hall of Fame

The 2015 class of the Ohio Senior Olympics Hall of Fame was inducted on June 7, 2015 during a ceremony at the banquet during the state games.

David L. Cramer

David L. Cramer began his athletic career on the baseball diamond, earning three letters for the University of Dayton varsity baseball team in the early 1970s. He was an umpire in the Dayton area for 26 years.

David began his Senior Olympics career in 2000 with the Dayton/ Miami Valley Senior Olympics. He has participated in 15 local/regional games in southwest and central Ohio. He has participated in 36 sports and won at least one medal in each. He has won over 125 medals, including 60 gold in his years of competition. He has competed in 15 state games around the nation. In 2013, he competed in his first national Senior Games, earning ribbons in shuffleboard singles and doubles.

 

In 2006 he was inducted into the Dayton Area Baseball Commission Hall of Fame and in 2007 to the Dayton/ Miami Valley Senior Olympics Hall of Fame.

 

We welcome David L. Cramer to the Ohio Senior Olympics Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2015.

David Janson

From 1969 to 1973, David Janson ran track for Ohio Wesleyan University where he earned two letters as a sprinter. He put his track career on hold while he built his professional career. When he retired from teaching, he returned to the track as a Senior Olympian.

In his first year of competition, David competed in the Southwest Ohio Senior Olympics, the Dayton Masters Track Classic, the Ohio Senior Olympic state games, the Kentucky Senior Games and the Hunstman World Senior Games. He won 8 medals in total.

 

David has earned All American Honors ten time in the masters division of US Track and Field for the 200 and 400 meters. He has reached the National Senior Games three times, finishing 5th in the 400 meter and 7th in the 200 meters in 2007 and 8th in the 400 meters in 2013.

 

David volunteers his time helping sprinters at Anderson High School and enjoys working out with athletes of all ages.

 

We welcome David Janson to the Ohio Senior Olympics Hall of Fame with the Class of 2015.

Evelyn Nealeigh

Evelyn's Senior Olympics journey began in 1989 when she competed at the National Senior Games in St. Louis. She joined a Michigan softball team because Ohio didn't have one. Evelyn hit a home run to lead the team to a gold medal. She also played volleyball at the games (with an Ohio team) and won a bronze medal. Evelyn has attended every national games since then, participating in softball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton and track and field. She has won over 400 medals and ribbons.

Evelyn's softball team has played in more than 20 states and in 2014 she was inducted into the National Softball Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the Dayton/ Miami Valley Senior Olympics Hall of Fame in 2000. She was recognized in 2014 for her 15 years of participation in the Huntsman World Senior Games.

 

We welcome Evelyn Nealeigh to the Ohio Senior Olympics Hall of Fame with the Class of 2015.

 

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