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Springfield Grandmother Takes Home the Gold

Joan Matteson is a Wii bowling aficionado in Senior Olympics.

Joan Matteson, 80, of Springfield has bowled a perfect 300 game in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) — for the second year in a row.

Competing in the 80-89 year age group, Matteson was up against 20 other Wii bowlers in her age group, according to a news release from the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. She took home a gold medal, racking up a total score of 827 setting a new NVSO record.

Matteson, a resident of Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield, is a native of  Newburgh, N.Y. Married to Jack Matteson in 1955, she was a military wife for 30 years. With three children and seven grandchildren, she has stayed busy through the years as a Wolf Trap volunteer, travel coordinator for Greenspring residents and a volunteer for many worthwhile endeavors.

Wii bowling is a major activity at Greenspring with many leagues and games played every day, according to Ted Campbell, Greenspring resident and NVSO Wii bowling event director.

Do you know someone who is doing remarkable things in our community? Send your news to MaryAnn.Barton@patch.com.

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