Nick Walker owned a 205.7 average
Nick Walker owned a 205.7 average
Men's Bowling - Mon, Nov. 14, 2016

Davenport--Nick Walker (So., Zeeland, Mich., Business Management) placed in the top 20 to highlight the effort by the Statesmen men's bowling team at the Leatherneck Classic Saturday and Sunday.

WPU was 13th out of 36 teams with 8,711 pins in six regular games and four sets of Baker play.  Wichita State (Kan.) topped qualifying with 9,452 pins, but was upset by #5 Wisconsin-Whitewater in the semifinals of the eight-team bracket competition.  UW-W was eventually defeated by #6 seed Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) in the finals 2-0.

Nick Pate of Midland (Neb.) was the best overall qualifier with a 230.7 average (1,384 pins), while Walker was 19th with a 205.7 average (1,234 pins).

Stian Hoff (Sr., Orkanger, Norway, General Accounting) joined Walker as a six-game bowler, finishing with a 198.7 average.  Curtis Majka (Jr., Elgin, Ill., Mechanical Engineering) was next with a 188.8 clip in five games.

Quincy Bruce (Jr., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, General Accounting) competed in four games with an average of 187.5 pins, while Ryan Howard (Sr., King, N.C., Industrial Technology) (191.7) and David Decker (Fr., Peyton, Colo., Physical Education) (167.0) both started three games.

Lucas Perdieu (Sr., DeWitt, Iowa, General Accounting) averaged 160.5 pins in two games, and Bret Keimig (Jr., Davenport, Iowa, Physical Education) knocked down 189 pins in his lone start to round out the varsity scoring.

The Statesmen JV team was also rolling over the weekend and placed fifth out of 16 teams in the JV standings with 8,218 pins; the squad finished just three pins from advancing to four-team bracket play.

Ryan Racimo (Sr. Olympia, Wash., Exercise Science) headlined the efforts with a 194.3 average in six games, while Josh Kragh (Fr., Minot, N.D., General Accounting) had a 183.5 clip in six games as well.

Braxton Coble (So., Ottumwa, Iowa, Business Management) (180.5) and Josh Fane (Fr., Brownsville, Wis., Business Management and Accounting) (174.8) started four games apiece, while Rylie Reidel (Jr., Knoxville, Iowa, Business Management) had a 189.7 average and Jason Forsyth (So., Weatherford, Texas, Psychology and Human Services) posted a 187.0 mark, both in three games.

Kyle Reese (Sr., Dolton, Ill., Psychology and Sociology) (195.5, two games) and Cody Adair (Sr., Kearns, Utah, Undecided) (179.5, two games) finished off the JV results.

Next Up: William Penn is off until after Thanksgiving break, traveling to Madison, Wis. on December 3-4 to compete in the Ebonite Warhawk Open.