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HU bowlers finish 10th and 20th at Midwest Collegiate Championships

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WAUWATOSA, Wis. - The HU bowling teams headed up north to Wisconsin October 3-4 to participate in the Tier I Midwest Collegiate Championships at AMF Bowlero Lanes where the women finished 10th and the men finished 20th.

It was a tale of two days for the both the men’s and women’s teams. The HU team of Brianna Cearbaugh, Abby Atkins, Heidi Tucker, Rachel Vogler, Emily O’Leary, Ayla Yeiter and Shelby New had climbed as high as 5th after Saturday’s six regular team games before dropping five spots into 10th out of 31 teams after Sunday’s 16 Baker games.

On Saturday Huntington rolled games of 1041-981-982-879-977-876 on a 37’ pattern for a total of 5736. Lindenwood University led after Saturday with 5954, followed by Wright State (6933), Webber International (5869) and Ursuline (5747).

Sunday’s Baker games were a different story for the Foresters as they struggled to find any sort of consistency. They rolled 4-game Baker sets of 711-658-731-675 to finish with a total of 8511 to settle for 10th place. Webber won the ladies title with 9266 pins.

In singles action on Saturday, three Foresters finished in the top 25. Junior Shelby New finished 11th out of 225 bowlers with 1216 pins (202.6 average), junior Brooke Ewing finished 18th with 1172 pins (195.3 average) and freshman Brianna Cearbaugh finished 21st with 1155 pins (192.5 average).

Other HU bowlers included Rachel Vogler (3-game average of 190.75), Ayla Yeiter (3-game average of 175.3), Heidi Tucker (2-game average of 191.0), Emily O’Leary (2-game average of 187.5) and Abby Atkins (one game of 153).

The men’s team of Seth Walker, Jess Meyers, Justin Coleman, David Miller, Joseph Miller, Daniel Miller, James Knapp and Derek Beckler were solid on Saturday finishing with a total of 5759, only 155 pins out of 10th place.

Like the ladies, Sunday was a different day as the men totaled 2829 pins in their 16 Baker games on a 35’ pattern for a tournament total of 8688 for a 20th place finish out of 40 teams. Calumet College of St. Joseph won the men’s tournament 9625.

In singles play, Daniel Miller finished 15th out of 277 bowlers with a total of 1273 pins (212.1 average). Beckler finished 51st with 1168 pins (194.6 average) and David Miller claimed 62nd with 1131 pins (188.5 average).

Other Huntington bowlers included Joe Miller (4-game average of 200.0), James Knapp (4-game average of 187), Seth Walker (2-game average of 148.5), Jess Meyers (one game of 179) and Justin Coleman (one game of 163).

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 234 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.