Bowling opens its season at Western Shootout

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Forester bowling teams opened up their second season of competition in Indianapolis on October 12-13 at the Storm Western Shootout where the women finished 11th and the men finished 24th.

The tournament format included six regular team games on Saturday followed by 16 Baker games on Sunday.

Competing against 30 other teams from around the Midwest, the HU women finished the shootout with a two-day score of 7,653 pins, over 250 pins more than last year at this same tourney.

Based on Saturday’s games, three Foresters finished in the top 30 individually with Alya Yeiter leading the way. The Huntington native turned in a 26th place finish with a 177.0 average. Shelby New posted a 175.3 average good for 27th place while Casandra Griffith registered a 172.8 average to take 29th. Other scores included Leigha Lindsey (184.0 average for 2 games), Emerald Leong (168.7 average for 3 games), Emily O’Leary (147.5 average for 2 games), Brooke Ewing (143.7 for 3 games) and Caitlin Pidgeon (118.0 average for 2 games).

In the men’s field of 40 teams, the Huntington varsity squad enjoyed a two-day score of 7,620 pins. James Knapp paced HU on Saturday with a 194.4 average. Adam Harris-Shoemaker averaged a 175.4 while Joe Miller wasn’t far behind with a 172.6 average. Other Forester scores included Connor Brown (165.8 average), Seth Walker (154.2 average) and Dan Miller (145.2 average).

The HU JV program made their program debut and finished 35th overall with a team total of 7,191 pins. Tyler Neff posted a 166.6 average to lead his squad. Emilio Chantaca averaged a 165.6 for five games while Derek Beckler finished with a 161.5 average. Other scores included Jordan Retherford (155.8 average for 5 games), Jess Meyers (134.3 average for 3 games), Spencer Brewster (124.0 average for 5 games).

The Foresters are back in action this weekend to compete in the Boilermaker Classic.
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 213 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director