LO bocce player wins first ever U.S. medal at worlds

May 16, 2015 845

By Meg Peters

Thanks to Lake Orion bocce player Jose Botto, the United States can now boast its first medal from a World Bocce Championship tournament. Botto competed in the World Singles Bocce Championship April 25 against 32 other countries in Rome, Italy, after winning the title of the United States Champion in the men's division for 2015 against 25 other players.

Representing Orion Township's Palazzo di Bocce, Botto defeated players from Germany, Peru, France, Poland, Lithuania, Brazil and San Marino. For the first time Botto had ever made it to the final bracket at the World Championship, he took home the silver medal, the United States' first medal in history.

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Source: http://www.clarkstonnews.com/

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