Collegiate Ticker - Jan. 31, 2018

The Arizona State men and West Texas A&M women collected their first Tier 1 victories of the season at last weekend's Rebel Classic in Las Vegas.

The 2018 event was contested at The Orleans and featured six traditional games and 12 two-game Baker matches, with total pinfall, including bonus pins, determining the champion in each division.

The Arizona State men were second in the standings after the first six games, but the Sun Devils found their look in Baker competition, averaging more than 215 on the way to victory with a 11,643 total. Grand Canyon finished second with 11,319, and St. John's was third with 11,292.

Arizona State's Matt Zweig finished with games of 242 and 257 to secure the top spot in the individual standings with a 1,344 total, a 224 average for six games. Rusty Johnston of West Texas A&M was the runner-up with 1,334, while St. John's Brandon Soedarmasto (1,326), Arizona State's Andrew Hall (1,312) and Nevada-Las Vegas' Dallas Leong (1,303) rounded out the top five.

On the women's side, West Texas A&M cruised to the win by more than 500 pins with a 10,417 total. Hastings was second with 9,904 and Ottawa took third with 9,745.

Ottawa's Rachel Barber ran away with the individual victory after closing her six-game block with 278 to finish with a 1,314 total, a 219 average. West Texas A&M's Kat Rush was second with 1,227, while defending individual champion Correen Lieber of Grand Canyon was third with 1,155. Hastings' Sierra Johnson (1,113) and Ottawa's Casey Holmes (1,107) also recorded top-five finishes.

In other USBC Collegiate action over the weekend:

- At the Southeast Baker Challenge in Brunswick, Georgia, the Emmanuel women outdistanced the field to claim the victory.

- At the Sin City Open in Las Vegas, the St. John's men and Hastings women recorded wins in their respective divisions.

- At the FAMU Rattler in Pensacola, Florida, the Florida A&M women captured the deciding game, 179-156, to win a back-and-forth championship match against Alabama State, 4-3.

- At the Red Flash Invitational in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the Lincoln Memorial women defeated top-seeded St. Francis-Pennsylvania in the title match, 4-1.

- At the CIAA No. 2 in Petersburg, Virginia, the Fayetteville State and Bowie State women toppled the most pins in their respective divisions to lead the way.

- At the AHIBC No. 3 in Akron, Ohio, the Bowling Green State women edged the competition for the win, while the Wright State men made their move in Baker play to move into the top spot.

- At the Westchester Shootout in Fishkill, New York, the Schenectady men and women swept the top spots.

- At the Cincinnati Collegiate Classic in Cincinnati, the Lindenwood women and men recorded victories.

- At the Clarke Invitational in Dubuque, Iowa, the Grand View men and women cruised to big wins.

- At the GLBC No. 3 in Weston, Wisconsin, the Viterbo women and Wisconsin-Whitewater men posted victories by more than 200 pins.

- At the Westchester Classic in Wappingers, New York, the Steven's Tech men and Sacred Heart women put together dominating performances on the way to the top spot in each division.

- At the AHIBC No. 4 in Akron, Ohio, the Alma women held on to claim the victory, while the Davenport men used a strong final Baker block to solidify their spot at the top of the standings.

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