Lucas Perdieu eclipsed the 200-pin mark to lead William Penn
Lucas Perdieu eclipsed the 200-pin mark to lead William Penn
Men's Bowling - Tue, Oct. 11, 2016

Oskaloosa--The Statesmen men's bowling team was in the mix for the crown, but came up a bit shy at the Columbia 300 Western Shootout Saturday and Sunday.

William Penn finished fifth out of 23 teams with a tally of 8,864 pins in six regular games and 16 Baker contests.  Notre Dame (Ohio) was first with 9,272 pins, while Chris Elizondo of Notre Dame topped individual play with a 231.0 average (1,386 pins).

Lucas Perdieu (Sr., DeWitt, Iowa, General Accounting) guided his squad with a 207.3 average to place 15th.  Curtis Majka (Jr., Elgin, Ill., Mechanical Engineering), with a 193.3 average, and David Decker (Fr., Peyton, Colo., Physical Education), with a 188.5 clip, also started all six games.

Nick Walker (So., Zeeland, Mich., Business Management) posted a 193.2 mark in five games, while Stian Hoff (Sr., Orkanger, Norway, General Accounting) had a 185.4 average, also in five rounds.

Quincy Bruce (Jr., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, General Accounting) knocked down 227 pins in his lone game; Ryan Howard (Sr., King, N.C., Industrial Technology) managed 193 in his only start.

WPU had a JV crew on the lanes as well and the navy and gold took fifth out of 17 JV teams with 8,150 pins.

Josh Kragh (Fr., Minot, N.D., General Accounting), at 182.0, and Braxton Coble (So., Ottumwa, Iowa, Business Management), at 179.7, both started all six games.

Jason Forsyth (So., Weatherford, Texas, Psychology and Human Services) averaged 194.2 pins to lead a trio who started all five games.  The remainder of the trio included Josh Fane (Fr., Brownsville, Wis., Business Management and Accounting) at 182.4 and Rylie Reidel (Jr., Knoxville, Iowa, Business Management) at 181.4.

Ryan Racimo (Sr. Olympia, Wash., Exercise Science) (171), Kyle Reese (Sr., Dolton, Ill., Psychology and Sociology) (149), and Cody Adair (Sr., Kearns, Utah, Undecided) (121) rolled in a single game each.

Next Up: William Penn takes a couple weeks off before traveling to Cedar Rapids on October 29-30 to compete in the Five Seasons Classic hosted by Mount Mercy.