The Huntsman World Senior Games Hall of Fame recognizes extraordinary men and women who exemplify the vision of the Games to foster world-wide peace, health and friendship. The examples of determination, teamwork, dedication, sacrifice and excellence shown by the select group are the standard that set them apart and raise the Games to a higher level. This year’s inducting class are no exception.

"We are so proud to be associated with people like this year's inductees," said Kyle M Case, CEO. "Each one of them is an example of what the Games are all about. They make active aging their lifestyle and we offer our congratulations to each one."

The 2022 Huntsman World Senior Games Hall of Fame inductees are:

Jim & Yvonne Hackenberg

Jim and Yvonne Hackenberg are arguably the winningest husband-wife pickleball duo to date. As a 12-year participant in the Huntsman World Senior Games, Yvonne has won 26 gold medals in Pickleball. She earned 9 of those medals in mixed doubles, (8 with her husband Jim) and 17 Women’s gold medals with her partner. Jim has been playing Pickleball in The Games for 11 years. During his time as a competitor, he has won 23 gold medals. He has also given back to the sport and The Games many times by participating as a referee for the sport.

Irina Hellwig

Irina has been passionate about sports medicine and table tennis all of her life. Her Blue Badge Umpire status allows her to participate in various table tennis tournaments around the globe. She has been participating in The Huntsman World Senior Games for 25 years as both a competitor and an umpire.

Dick Johnson

Dick is one of the most medaled players in the history of Pickleball. He has won 15 medals, including many golds, at The Huntsman World Senior Games for the past 7 straight years. Additionally, he has earned 230 medals in 116 other sanctioned tournaments in 17 different states.

Ronald D. Jones

Ronald started participating in the Huntsman World Senior Games in 1997. He has competed in bridge, track & field, softball, mountain biking, and most recently in trail running. He has won well over 50 medals in these various sports.

Maria Cristina “Kica” LaJusticia

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Kica has always enjoyed playing sports. At the age of 35, after a break from the sport, Kica continued her volleyball journey in the Brazilian Masters Program. Through this program, Kica and many of her friends competed in Brazil and abroad. She has been participating in the Huntsman World Senior Games Global Cup since 2007 as both a player and a manager of the Brazilian team. Under her management, her Brazilian team took home a gold medal in 2011.

Fred Tamagawa

This year, Fred is celebrating his 30th year with the Huntsman World Senior Games! He has spent his life playing all kinds of sports. Fred has been heavily involved with senior softball, starting a senior league in Salt Lake City. In 1997 he was inducted into the Utah Softball Hall of Fame.

Alice Tym

Alice had been inducted into multiple Halls of Fame as both a player and a coach. This year will be her 14th year competing in the Huntsman World Senior Games. She has excelled at tennis, badminton, table tennis and pickleball, winning many medals in all of them at the Games.

The honorees will be inducted into the Huntsman World Senior Games Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in a special ceremony.

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The Huntsman World Senior Games is the largest annual multi-sport event in the world for athletes over the age of 50. Each October over 11,000 athletes compete in their choice of 35 different sports in St. George, Utah, USA.