5 AM Soccer dream/nightmare

Friday, February 17, 2017 5AM It is 5 Am...and I have to get up in about an hour to get ready to go substitute teach a Kindergarten class. I went to sleep around 1 or 2 am because last night I decided to write a bit in my blog, and then, of course turned the … Continue reading 5 AM Soccer dream/nightmare

Something I started writing a few months ago and never finished because there are too many things I want to say at once.

December, 2016 These past few months have been extremely hard for me. After the Paralympics...I have really struggled. I had just spent the last 7 years of my life working towards this one goal of making it to the Paralympics. And I reached it. And now it's over. For seven years that was my life. … Continue reading Something I started writing a few months ago and never finished because there are too many things I want to say at once.

Today was one of the best days

Today was one of the best days I have ever had. It was truly amazing and so full of love. Today showed me that I am exactly where I have always wanted to be...I am now doing EXACTLY what I believe in and I am doing it with everything Ive got! I have spent 8 years … Continue reading Today was one of the best days

After winning gold in Rio, Paralympian Blunk gets ‘a crazy good feeling’ in D.C.

The News Tribune After winning gold in Rio, Paralympian Blunk gets ‘a crazy good feeling’ in D.C. Megan Blunk, part of the USA wheelchair basketball team that won gold in the 2016 Paralympics, went to the White House on Thursday, calling it “a crazy good feeling” to shake hands and chat with President Barack Obama. … Continue reading After winning gold in Rio, Paralympian Blunk gets ‘a crazy good feeling’ in D.C.

Paralympian Blunk returns to Gig Harbor with gold medal, prepares for visit to White House

The News Tribune Paralympian Blunk returns to Gig Harbor with gold medal, prepares for visit to White House BY JON MANLEY jmanley@gateline.com Megan Blunk, left, talks with Gig Harbor Mayor Jill Guernsey during a recognition for Blunk at the Gig Harbor City Council meeting at City Hall on Monday. Joshua Bessex jbessex@gateline.com Megan Blunk smiles … Continue reading Paralympian Blunk returns to Gig Harbor with gold medal, prepares for visit to White House

Gig Harbor Paralympian visits White House

King 5 News Gig Harbor Paralympian visits White House Alex Rozier, King Gig Harbor’s Megan Blunk has officially returned from Rio after competing in the Paralympics in wheelchair women’s basketball. But not only did she compete in women’s basketball, Blunk was part of the gold medal-winning team. “It was awesome, we played at the top … Continue reading Gig Harbor Paralympian visits White House

Illinois’ Megan Blunk helps USA women’s wheeelchair team defeat Algeria

The Daily Illini Illinois’ Megan Blunk helps USA women’s wheeelchair team defeat Algeria Austin Yattoni Illinois' Megan Blunk gets ready to take a shot during the game against Alabama at the Activities and Recreation Center on Feb. 12. The Illini won 56-47. Ryan Wilson, Staff writer September 13, 2016 Megan Blunk turned 27 Monday, and … Continue reading Illinois’ Megan Blunk helps USA women’s wheeelchair team defeat Algeria

U.S. Women Finish Paralympics Pool Play Undefeated

U.S. Paralympics U.S. Women Finish Paralympics Pool Play Undefeated SEPT. 12, 2016, 4:02 P.M. (ET) RIO DE JANEIRO – The U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team came out of the first half of the Paralympic Games Tournament with an unblemished record and the No. 1 seed following its defeat of Algeria, 65-15, in the Rio Olympic … Continue reading U.S. Women Finish Paralympics Pool Play Undefeated

Gig Harbor Athlete Makes Paralympic Team

South Sound Magazine Gig Harbor Athlete Makes Paralympic Team By Karen Miller | September 1, 2016 A motorcycle accident eight years ago didn’t stop Gig Harbor’s Megan Blunk from following her Olympic dreams. Blunk, 26, is a member of the United States Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team competing in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. The team’s first game … Continue reading Gig Harbor Athlete Makes Paralympic Team

Harbor Ridge hosts send-off event for Paralympian Megan Blunk

The News Tribune: Harbor Ridge hosts send-off event for Paralympian Megan Blunk   Joshua Bessex jbessex@gateline.com BY JOSHUA BESSEX jbessex@gateline.com   The Harbor Ridge Middle School gym was filled with sounds of laughter, clanking and dribbling on Friday night as community members tried their hand at wheelchair basketball — many for the first time. Paralympian … Continue reading Harbor Ridge hosts send-off event for Paralympian Megan Blunk

Metro Parks athlete to compete in Rio

The Daily Index: Metro Parks athlete to compete in Rio Posted on August 31, 2016 by davidguest By Metro Parks Tacoma Megan Blunk didn’t see much of a future for herself after she broke her back in a motorcycle accident eight years ago. At Gig Harbor’s Peninsula High School, she’d been a five-sport player, but … Continue reading Metro Parks athlete to compete in Rio

Long Road to Rio for Illinois Wheelchair Basketball Players

Medill Olympic Media Project: Long Road to Rio for Illinois Wheelchair Basketball Players August 18, 2016  By: Maddie Lee University of Illinois wheelchair basketball player Megan Blunk dribbled to her right, then crossed over to her left. Three defenders blocked her way, the wheels of their chairs practically touching. She pivoted and slung the ball … Continue reading Long Road to Rio for Illinois Wheelchair Basketball Players

Gig Harbor resident Blunk makes Team USA wheelchair basketball Paralympic squad

The News Tribune: Gig Harbor resident Blunk makes Team USA wheelchair basketball Paralympic squad Megan Blunk became paralyzed from the waist down after a motorcycle crash in 2008 She has battled depression her whole life Making the USA team has driven her over the past seven years Megan Blunk will be playing for the U.S. … Continue reading Gig Harbor resident Blunk makes Team USA wheelchair basketball Paralympic squad

True Heroes

Kelly's Corner Radio Talk Show Join us Every Friday at 3pm Love 860 AM WAEC or Via Iheart Radio or tunein As we share stories of TRIALS and TRIUMPH. True Heroes On  July 3rd 2016 I had a chance to meet with some awesome and powerful young Ladies at The Capitol Fourth PBS 2016 Celebration. From the … Continue reading True Heroes

The National Wheelchair Basketball Association announces the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team roster

Sports'N Spokes Magazine: The National Wheelchair Basketball Association announces the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team roster Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team. The Team USA roster features eight U.S. Paralympians, five with World Championships experience, and returns 10 of the 12 from the gold-medal winning 2015 Parapan Am Games. This team will feature five-time U.S. … Continue reading The National Wheelchair Basketball Association announces the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team roster

NWBA Athlete of the Week – Megan Blunk

National Wheelchair Basketball Association: NWBA Athlete of the Week - Megan Blunk 02/10/2016, 9:45am CST By NWBA Weekly Installment featuring men's and women's Team USA players Megan is one of three athletes on the U.S. Women’s wheelchair basketball team coming out of the January Selection Camp vying for a chance to make it to Rio … Continue reading NWBA Athlete of the Week – Megan Blunk

Two UI players qualify for Paralympics

January 17, 2016 The Daily Illini: By Ryan Wilson Staff writer Two Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players have qualified for their first Paralympics. Megan Blunk and Gail Gaeng will compete on the U.S. team at the 2016 Rio Paralympics on Sept. 7-18. ss They will join an 11-player team, 10 of which were members of … Continue reading Two UI players qualify for Paralympics

Megan Blunk balances life as a two-sport athlete looking towards Rio

U.S. Paralympics: Megan Blunk balances life as a two-sport athlete looking towards Rio BY JOHN BLANCHETTE | FEB. 26, 2015, 3:35 P.M. (ET) There was a moment last summer, off the water and during a rare break from her Paracanoe training, when it hit Megan Blunk. “I realized that you can’t really have a life … Continue reading Megan Blunk balances life as a two-sport athlete looking towards Rio

The Division of Disability Resources & Educational Services

Megan Blunk Classification:  3.0 Hometown:  Gig Harbor, Washington Year in school:  Senior Major:  Psychology Number: 24 On my ipod:  Reggae, Hip-hop, Country, Rock Career plans/goals: Finish Bachelor's Degree in Psychology Competition highlights:  In my past I have played soccer, fast pitch, track, volleyball, and basketball. I was injured 3 years ago in a motorcycle accident … Continue reading The Division of Disability Resources & Educational Services

University of Illinois Bio

NO. 24MEGAN BLUNK Megan Blunk, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, began her wheelchair basketball career four years ago. Blunk went to Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor, Washington and chose to study Psychology at Illinois in hopes of becoming a counselor for those who have been injured or are living with depression. … Continue reading University of Illinois Bio

PHS grad is making some waves in paracanoe racing

Thursday, 26 September 2013  PHS grad is making some waves in paracanoe racing Featured http://keypennews.com/2014/index.php/rss-feed/item/194-phs-grad-is-making-some-waves-in-paracanoe-racing Written by  Irene Torres Megan Blunk, of Lakebay, plies the waters during USACK Nationals in Oklahoma City in August. The former Peninsula High School student recently won two silver medals at Paracanoe World Championships in Dusiburg, Germany.Photo courtesy Megan Blunk … Continue reading PHS grad is making some waves in paracanoe racing

Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce Snapshot 2013

Weekly Snapshot  September 3, 2013 In This Issue Spotlight: Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Race Team A Message From The President Public Affairs Forum On The Blog Become an Ambassador Upcoming Chamber Events Welcome New Members Member Events & Announcements Contact Us Quick Links  Chamber Calendar Sponsorship Opportunities Member-To-Member Discounts Thank You to our  2013  CORPORATE PARTNERS … Continue reading Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce Snapshot 2013

On Day 1 of the ParaCanoe World Championships, Megan Blank won two silver medals.

U.S. Paralympics: BY NICHOLAS OLIVIER | AUG 28, 2013, 10:00 PM ET On Day 1 of the ParaCanoe World Championships, Megan Blank won two silver medals. Megan Blunk (Lakebay, Wash.) has the mark of any elite athlete – always striving for better. After winning two silver medals on Day 1 of her first ParaCanoe World Championships in Duisburg, Germany, … Continue reading On Day 1 of the ParaCanoe World Championships, Megan Blank won two silver medals.

2013 USA Wheelchair Basketball development team tryout invitation

  March 5, 2013 Dear  Megan, Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that your application to try out for the 2013 USA Women’s National Team has been accepted! This letter serves as your official invitation to join us at the Lakeshore Foundation in Homewood, Alabama April 3-7, 2013. Just a few things to keep … Continue reading 2013 USA Wheelchair Basketball development team tryout invitation

Paracanoeing Improves Stability, Balance in Wounded Athletes

WIRED Magazine: Paracanoeing Improves Stability, Balance in Wounded Athletes MEGAN BLUNK HITS the water of Gig Harbor, Washington, for a little training with Josh Wold. Canoeing has brought her the same joy she felt running and playing soccer. Photo: Matt Mills McKnight/Wired   Alan Anderson is the sprint canoe and paracanoe coach at the Gig … Continue reading Paracanoeing Improves Stability, Balance in Wounded Athletes