Dairyland Games

A History of Success 

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Dairyland Games is Wisconsin's first and only multi-sport competition for individuals with physical disabilities that is sanctioned by the national leader in adaptive sports - Move United. Dairyland Games is Wisconsin's premiere event allowing athletes with physical disabilities to qualify for Move United Junior Nationals, the largest, long-standing annual multi-sport event in the United States for youth with a physical, visual, and/or intellectual impairment who are classifiable under the International Paralympic Committee’s classification system. The Dairyland Games was originally established to provide an opportunity for local Wisconsin athletes to compete and qualify for Junior Nationals, but the ultimate goal is to increase awareness, availability, and accessibility to adaptive sports in Wisconsin and across the Midwest. 

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The inaugural Dairyland Games was hosted in 2016 at Sauk Prarie High School and saw 16 athletes compete in various track & field events - setting the stage for a tremendous adaptive sports movement in Wisconsin and across the Midwest. 

 

Just 3 years later in 2019, the Dairyland Games proudly hosted over 75 athletes for a 3-day competition at Middleton High School, with representation from 8 different states across the Midwest! The 2019 Dairyland Games offered events in track, field, and swimming and saw over 350 event entries in total. In addition, free exhibition clinics were offered in para taekwondo, wheelchair basketball, and para cheer with the help of community partners and vendors across the state of Wisconsin. Finally, adults over the age of 22 were eligible to compete in the "adult open" division in an effort to maximize participation in adaptive sports across the lifespan and to support the dreams of Paralympic hopefuls.

 

In 2022, we are excited to announce the addition of a new event - powerlifting! We expect to host over 100 athletes at Dairyland Games in 2022, and we hope you can join us! No matter your background, experience level, or physical ability, we welcome you to join

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Event Registration

We use Simply Register to collect athlete information and sign up for events. Register for Dairyland Games by clicking the link below.

 EarlyBird - $55  (2/14 - 3/31) 

Late Registration - $75 (4/1 - 4/24)

**Last Day to Register - April 24**  

Medical Form

Download and complete the Dairyland Games Medical Form. Upload the form when complete.

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Send completed form to:

info@dairylandsports.org

National Medical Diagnostics Form 

Download and complete the National Medical Diagnostics form using the button to the right, and follow the instructions on the form to submit it as required.           

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Send completed form to:

NPCUSAclassification@usopc.org

 

Register for the Dairyland Games!

Event Information

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Swimming

Saturday, May 7th (8:00AM - 12:00PM)

 

Events

  • All strokes: 25yd, 50yd, 100yd, 200yd

  • IM: 100yd, 200yd

  • Free: 500yd​​

 

All Swimming Events: Level 2

*There are some age restrictions on certain events. Athletes may register for a maximum of 6 swim events to allow for appropriate rest between events. Officials may call for rest breaks during competition for athlete safety. 

 

A National Classification panel will be available to provide swim classifications this year! Athletes MUST request a classification appointment during registration for Dairyland Games on Simply Register to be eligible for an appointment.

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Lodging

May 6th - 7th

Stay with us at our preferred lodging location: Madison Marriott West! Madison Marriott West has been a proud partner and host hotel for Dairyland Games since our humble beginnings in 2016, and we promise that the Marriott staff is dedicated to making your stay in Madison a great experience. It is only a 6 minute drive from the hotel to Middleton High School, and a short 12-15 minute drive to Downtown Madison! Elevate your experience by choosing Madison Marriott!

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Track & Field

Field Events: Saturday, May 7th (1:00 - 5:00PM)

Track Events: Sunday, May 8th (8:00 - 1:00PM)

Events

  • Track: 20m, 60m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m​ 

  • Field: shotput, discus, javelin, club throw, long jump

All Track & Field Events: Level 3

*There are some age restrictions on certain events. Athletes may register for a maximum of 4 track events and 4 field events (8 total) to allow for appropriate rest between events. Field events will start promptly at 12:45pm.

 

A National Classification panel will be available to provide T/F classifications this year! Athletes MUST request a classification appointment during registration for Dairyland Games on Simply Register to be eligible for an appointment.

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Social

Saturday, May 7th (7:00-9:00PM)

Join us at the Madison Marriott West hotel in the Green Way room for our Dairyland Games 2020 Athlete & Family Social! This event is free for all to attend and will offer opportunities to meet fellow Dairyland athletes & families, enjoy some music and games, connect with our sponsors & vendors, and of course have lots of fun! Light refreshments and snacks will be served.  

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Powerlifting

Friday, May 6th (3:00 - 9:00PM)

 

Events

  • Powerlifting Clinic & Demo (3 - 4pm)

  • Official Weigh-In (4 - 6pm) 

  • Powerlift Press (6 - 9pm)

All Powerlifting Events: Level 2​

*Prior experience is recommended, but not required, for participation in the Powerlifting Press. Newcomers to the sport are highly encouraged to attend the Powerlifting clinic from 3-4pm to learn more about the rules, regulations, and opportunities that the sport has to offer!

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More Info

May 1st - 3rd 

Check out the Athlete Information Packet for important details & information to know to prepare for the Dairyland Games!

Click HERE to download the Athlete Info Packet

Event Results 2017 - 2019