TRIOS:Boys | Girls
ALL-EVENTS:Boys | Girls
SANTIAGO, Dominican Republic - The Junior Team USA boys took home the gold medal in their second consecutive event at the 2011 Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championships, winning the trios event Wednesday night.
Marshall Kent, EJ Tackett and Andrew Koff combined to shoot a six-game total of 3,862 to take the top spot at Cibao Bowling Center. Tackett led the way with 1,374 and was followed by Koff (1,305) and Kent (1,183).
"We just went out there tonight and made good shots and made most of our spares," Tackett said. "We grinded it out and worked together to figure out the lanes pair to pair."
As was the case yesterday for Tackett when he teamed up with Koff to win the doubles gold, Kent earned his first medal in international competition.
"It feels really good to win my first medal," said Kent, who won last year's United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships. "I have to give most of the credit to my teammates, though, because they carried most of the load."
Powered by the first 300 of the tournament from Cristian Azcona, Puerto Rico took the silver medal with 3,777. Canada earned the bronze with 3,647.
Junior Team USA's fourth member, Kyle King, still bowled for his all-events total and shot 1,270.
In the girls division, the Junior Team USA threesome of Jessica Earnest, Kaitlin Quinn and Elise Bolton finished fifth with 3,235. Quinn had 1,129, Bolton shot 1,074 and Earnest had 1,032. The fourth member of the U.S. team, Danielle McEwan, shot 1,135.
Mexico took the girls gold medal with 3,370, Colombia earned silver with 3,337 and Puerto Rico took the bronze with 3,310.
The PABCON Youth Championships continue Thursday with the first round of team event. BOWL.com is providing free live coverage of the event and a complete schedule can be found on the homepage of BOWL.com.
2011 PABCON YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Cibao Bowling Center, Santiago, Dominican Republic
Gold - United States, 3,862
Silver - Puerto Rico, 3,777
Bronze - Canada, 3,647
Gold - Mexico, 3,370
Silver - Colombia, 3,337
Bronze - Puerto Rico, 3,310