Austin is a Special Olympics Minnesota athlete from Springfield, MN. He joined a Special Olympics Minnesota powerlifting team 6 years ago as a shy and soft-spoken 22-year-old. Since then, he has shattered state records, won four gold medals at the national Special Olympics USA Games, and made lasting friendships with his coaches and teammates. Through Special Olympics Minnesota, Austin found inclusion, belonging and power.

Video description: Austin Ewing (SOMN athlete), Harmony Clark (Austin’s mom) and Andrew Cameron (SOMN coach) are interviewed about their experience with Special Olympics Minnesota and how it has changed Austin’s life. Some clips show Austin and his teammates training at their gym in Minnesota. Other footage shows Austin competing in powerlifting at the 2022 USA Games in Orlando, Florida.