High Five - Dec. 2012

High Five recognizes the accomplishments of USBC Youth bowlers.

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Nick Tanner Nick Tanner (left), 16, of Riverton, Utah, fired back-to-back 300 games on Dec. 8, 2012, at his Saturday morning league at All Star Lanes in West Jordan, Utah. Nick started his series in the Future Pros league with a remarkable 27 consecutive strikes. Not only did he roll his first USBC-certified 300 games but also his first 800 series with games of 300, 300 and 212 for an 812 series.

Allison Dempski, 13, of Marshall, Wis., rolled her career high series of 667 in her Saturday Juniors League at Prairie Lanes in Sun Prairie, Wis., on Nov. 10, 2012. Allison, a seventh grader, had games of 258, 185, and 224. After her career high series, her average was at 184 – 16 pins higher than her ending average for the 2011-2012 season.

Cody McDanielCody McDaniel (right), 13, of Wake Forest, N.C., rolled his first 300 game on Oct. 20, 2012, during the Buffaloe’s Best league at Buffaloe Lanes North in Raleigh, N.C. Cody's first perfect game came in the middle of three consecutive weeks of shooting at least a 700 series (756, 768, 719) in league play. He raised his average 20 pins to 213 during the period. Cody has participated in the North Pointe Junior Gold Championships the last two years and looks forward to qualifying for the 2013 tournament in Detroit. He competes for his school’s basketball team and participates in competitive golf leagues. He still finds time to bowl in several leagues and practices at least twice a week while maintaining an “A-B” average in school.

Raheem GibbsRaheem Gibbs (left), 18, of Attalla, Ala., had back-to-back 300 games on Nov. 17 during his Etowah County USBC Youth league. Raheem had games of 300, 300 and 176 for a 776 series and is the first person to roll back-to-back perfect games at Paradise Lanes in Gadsden, Ala. He now has three perfect games in his bowling career.

Brianna Newton, 17, of Farmington, N.Y., had her first 300 game on Nov. 3, 2012, during the Saturday Morning Junior/Majors at Roseland Bowl in Canandaigua N.Y.  She had games of 201, 216, and 300 for a 717 series.

Kiersten MichelKiersten Michel (right), 7, of Chesapeake, Va., bowled her highest game (140) and two-game series (250) during the Saturday Youth Pee-Wee league at AMF Western Branch Lanes on Nov. 17, 2012. Her previous high game was a 130 bowled earlier in the month.

Tyler MichelTyler Michel (left), 8, bowled his highest game (220) and his first 500 series (556) during the Saturday Youth Bantam league at AMF Western Branch Lanes on Nov. 3, 2012. Over the last month, he was able to bowl several additional 500 series to bring his league average to 152 at the start of December. Tyler also is an Honor Roll student.

Thomas Sharfetz, 15, of Fords, N.J., had a 739 series with games of 230, 233 and 276 during match play for JFK High School at Carolier Lanes on Dec. 5, 2012. Sharfetz, who has a USBC Scholastic membership, is the youngest member of the school’s bowling team, with the others being seniors, but had the highest set for the match.

Ashton BiggerAshton Bigger (right), 16, of Topeka, Kan., fired his second career 300 game and second career 800 series on Nov. 10, 2012, during the Saturday Morning League at West Ridge Lanes in Topeka. Ashton had games of 300, 279 and 265 for an 844 series. He shot his first perfect game in 2011 and his first 800 series (810) in January 2012. Ashton is a junior at Seaman High School and was named to the All-City first team his freshman and sophomore years, and to the 5A All-State first team his sophomore year.