Addalyn Worster brought home the championship trophy from the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union this past weekend.

It was an exciting and fun event for Worster, a sophomore at Keokuk High School.

However it was an experience she had been exposed to a year ago. As a freshman, Worster won two events and brought home the championship trophy from the Marshalltown YM/YWCA.

The fact that Worster, who is the 澳门开奖 Athlete of the Week, repeated her accomplishments 鈥 and plans to do so again and again her junior then senior years 鈥 speaks to the hard work and drive necessary for a para swimmer.

Worster, who had her right leg amputated below the knee when she was five, has shown she has the drive necessary to be an athlete, regardless of the length of her limbs.

Worster澳门开奖 sports career has been enhanced by trips to DuQuoin, Illinois where NubAbility庐 Athletics Foundation exists to 鈥渆ncourage, inspire, and instruct limb different youth by getting them out of the stands, off the bench and into mainstream sports so they can excel confidently in sports and in life.鈥

Worster澳门开奖 family can sometimes be seen wearing shirts that champion the slogan used at Nub Ability, 鈥淒on鈥檛 Need 2,鈥 It is in reference to amputees who are missing a leg or arm or other limb that they don鈥檛 need two to be successful.

The 澳门开奖 澳门开奖 caught up to Worster, waiting until the fast swimmer was on dry land, to learn a little more about her.

What is your favorite sport besides swimming?

It is golf to play, basketball to watch.

Something I learned from a coach that I will always remember is ...

You can be the best and still have bad games or meets.

What is it that you like about swimming?

My teammates and good workouts

What is your best memory in the sport?

Going to state and hanging with the team.

What is your most embarrassing/worst moment in the sport?

When I got disqualified my freshman year at Muscatine in the 200-yard freestyle. I fixed my goggles and then pushed off the bottom.

Who is the funniest person on the team?

They are all funny but probably Darby Tackes. She has a great personality and makes it fun.

Do you have any pre-meet routines?

Sometimes I listen to music and visualize myself swimming.

How do you unwind after a meet?


Who is your biggest role model and why?

My brother, Brendan because he has helped me and gives me good tips and tries to make me better. I like watching him swim.

My favorite subject in school is ...

History, because I like learning about the past.

My favorite meal is ...

Pizza bread or tater tot casserole

My favorite TV show is ...

Fixer upper

If I won the lottery,my first purchase would be ...

I would probably take the family on a vacation and save the rest.

The social media platform I use most is ...

Snapchat because that is what my friends are mostly on.

If I had free tickets to go to a pro sports event, I would go to ...

A St. Louis Cardinals game because they are a sports team that I like. It would have been the Colorado Rockies but Ian Desmond isn鈥檛 playing there anymore.

My biggest pet peeve is ...

People not following simple rules. I am a rule follower!

In my free time, I enjoy ...

Diamond art, gaming and watching videos.

If I could have one super power it would be ...

Healing or curing Neurofibromatosis because then I wouldn鈥檛 have it.

My favorite motivational slogan or quote is ...


In 25 years I see myself ...

I want to be a child life specialist and be in a hospital, working a job, adopting children from Third World countries and helping people.

What is something about yourself that would surprise people?

I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables but I do not like to eat meat very often. I love ketchup but hate tomatoes.