Violet Halverson of Sartell, MN.  (Photo: Joshua Akkerman)

ST. CLOUD - It's the Minnesota Senior Games in St. Cloud, and we made a stop at the shuffleboard court. There we met 90 year old Violet Halverson from Sartell, who happens to have a few years of practice on the court.

"From the middle of the 70's," says Halverson, "but my last trophy I won in Mesa Arizona was in '06."  

Her and her husband picked up shuffleboard while in Arizona.

"That looked like the great thing to get into, and it was fun," she said.

Rob Taylor of the Cushing, MN area.  (Photo: Joshua Akkerman)

We also met Rob Taylor, a 56 year old from the Cushing area, who is in his first year participating in the senior games. He jumped in head first participating in tennis, shuffleboard, and pickleball. Tennis didn't go quite his way.

Taylor says, "I got a good lesson. They were quite good, but it was fun. I had a good time." 

Shuffleboard, however, was looking good.

Their thoughts on participating in the Senior Games.

Halverson says, "I think it's so exciting, but I wish there were more older people."

"If you lose, they shake your hand and smile," says Taylor, "You walk away, and everybody is just here to have a good time, so that makes it enjoyable."