A teacher at Stewart Home and School in Frankfort, Ghant has served as a Special Olympics coach for 19 years, coaching basketball, flag football, golf and softball in addition to bowling. He has also been a Unified partner competing in both golf and bowling. The 2017 Special Olympics Kentucky coach of the year, Ghant has also competed at the Special Olympics Unified Bowling National Invitational Tournament four times. He is an avid bowler in his free time and has recorded multiple perfect games. This will be his first trip to the USA Games.
Derringer, 23, of Louisville has been a Special Olympics athlete for 12 years. In addition to bowling, he participates in soccer, flag football, softball and basketball. He is also a graduate of the Special Olympics Kentucky Athlete Leadership Program and an athlete ambassador, serving as an advocate for his fellow athletes. While this is Derringer’s first trip to the USA Games, he has competed in the Special Olympics Bowling National Invitational Tournament twice.
Freeman, 33, of Franklin will be making her first trip to the USA Games. She has been a Special Olympics athlete for 12 years competing in basketball and track and field in addition to bowling. She is the first Simpson County athlete ever to compete at the USA Games.
Goode, 16, of Glasgow is one of the youngest members of Team Kentucky and is also making her first appearance at the USA Games. She has only been involved in Special Olympics for two years and has bowled for both. She is the second Glasgow athlete to compete in bowling in as many USA Games. Glasgow's Daniel Williams was part of the Team Kentucky bowling delegation at the 2018 Games.
Oney, 22, of Olive Hill has been a Special Olympics athlete for six years, competing in bowling for that entire time. He has also competed in soccer and track and field. Oney is making his first ever USA Games trip. He works at Rural King in Ashland. He is the second Olive Hill athlete to be named to Team Kentucky in as many Games. Joseph Jarrell was a member the Team Kentucky bowling delegation in 2018.