Nick Walker was the top varsity bowler (194.2 average)
Nick Walker was the top varsity bowler (194.2 average)
Men's Bowling - Tue, Nov. 1, 2016

Cedar Rapids--The William Penn men's bowling team earned a high seed for bracket play, but could not take advantage as it was knocked out early at the Five Seasons Classic hosted by Mount Mercy last Saturday and Sunday.
The Statesmen qualified second out 11 teams with a tally of 7,904 pins in five regular games and 16 Baker contests.  Wichita State (Kan.) topped qualifying with 8,396 pins, while Billy Hibbard of St. Ambrose led qualifying with a 226.4 average (1,132 pins).  Hibbard edged Brandon Biondo of WSU by just one pin.

WPU entered bracket competition as the #2 seed, but unfortunately suffered a quick exit as #7 seed Highland CC (Ill.) took down the navy and gold 2-0 in the quarterfinals.  #3 seed Grand View eventually won the title with a 2-1 victory against Wichita State in the finals.

Nick Walker (So., Zeeland, Mich., Business Management) was the top varsity roller, finishing 11th with a 194.2 average.

David Decker (Fr., Peyton, Colo., Physical Education) competed in four rounds with a 173.3 mark, while Lucas Perdieu (Sr., DeWitt, Iowa, General Accounting), at 219.3, and Quincy Bruce (Jr., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, General Accounting), at 211.7, performed quite well in three games each.

Curtis Majka (Jr., Elgin, Ill., Mechanical Engineering) (181.0) and Ryan Howard (Sr., King, N.C., Industrial Technology) (178.0) also started three contests, while Stian Hoff (Sr., Orkanger, Norway, General Accounting) and Bret Keimig (Jr., Davenport, Iowa, Physical Education) both competed in two games, managing averages of 175.0 and 160.0, respectively.

William Penn's JV team narrowly missed qualifying for bracket play in that division, taking fifth out of eight squads with 7,147 pins.

Josh Kragh (Fr., Minot, N.D., General Accounting) was terrific in qualifying, placing 10th overall at 201.6.  Braxton Coble (So., Ottumwa, Iowa, Business Management), at 177.2, and Jason Forsyth (So., Weatherford, Texas, Psychology and Human Services), at 174.2, joined Kragh by starting all five games.

Rylie Reidel (Jr., Knoxville, Iowa, Business Management) averaged 172.0 pins in three games, while the trio of Logan Mason (So., Knoxville, Iowa, Business Management) (168.5), Josh Fane (Fr., Brownsville, Wis., Business Management and Accounting) (165.0), and Ryan Racimo (Sr. Olympia, Wash., Exercise Science) (162.5) all started two games.  Cody Adair (Sr., Kearns, Utah, Undecided) clipped 149 pins in his lone start.

Next Up: William Penn takes a week off before traveling to Davenport on November 12-13 to compete in the ISYL Leatherneck Classic.