Collegiate Ticker - Jan. 18, 2023

A big weekend in collegiate bowling was highlighted by competition at the Kegel/Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Association (ISBPA) Midwest Collegiate Classic in Addison, Illinois, with the Savannah College of Art and Design-Savannah men and Pikeville women collecting Tier I wins at Stardust Bowl.

The event featured 71 varsity men’s programs and 62 varsity women’s teams at the 84-lane venue with competition taking place across two squads each day. The format included five traditional games and 20 Baker games with total pinfall determining the winner in each division.

Select pairs at the 2023 Kegel/ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic were livestreamed at

On the men’s side, SCAD-Savannah posted four games above 1,095 during its traditional block Saturday to build a 130-pin lead over Notre Dame-Ohio. The Bees averaged more than 220 as a team during the traditional block.

SCAD-Savannah stayed strong during Sunday’s Baker block, posting nine games of 220 or higher in its first 11 games to run away with the victory, finishing with a 9,823 total. The win marked the second Tier I victory for the Bees this season after claiming the top spot at the Bowlero Southern Collegiate Classic in November.

Muskingum averaged more than 221 as a team during its Baker block to move into second place with a 9,645 total. Purdue (9,477) edged St. Ambrose (9,474), Tennessee Southern (9,461) and Pikeville (9,460) for third place.

In the men’s individual standings, Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Zakarey Geer fired a 300 game and averaged more than 242 during his five-game block Saturday to earn the top spot in the 469-player field with a 1,214 total. His block featured games of 213, 300, 213, 233 and 255. Watch Geer's final shot for 300 on Instagram.

Tennessee Southern’s Hayden Stippich rolled 794 (246, 279, 269) in his final three games to finish second with 1,203. SCAD-Savannah’s Tyrell Ingalls (1,194), Notre Dame-Ohio’s Anthony Doran (1,191) and Mount Mercy’s Brandon Bohn (1,182) also finished in the top five.

Competition was a little closer after the traditional block in the women’s division with Pikeville holding a 65-pin advantage over SCAD-Savannah. The Bears were the only team to average more than 200 as a team during traditional competition (200.56 team average).

Pikeville was able to maintain its advantage over the field during Sunday’s Baker block and captured the program’s second Tier I win of the season with an 8,884 total. The Bears also won the Roto Grip Keystone Quaker Classic in December.

Madonna finished second with 8,774, and Davenport (8,700) edged Saint Xavier (8,696) by four pins for third place.

Pikeville also produced the top individual performance in the women’s division as Brianna Rogers cruised to the top spot in the 394-athlete field with a 1,175 total (235 average). She rolled games of 246, 255, 215, 233 and 226 to lead the way at Stardust Bowl.

Indiana Tech’s Lakyn Edwards and Madonna’s Nicole Norris tied for second with 1,089, and Madonna’s Cassidy Halstead finished fourth with 1,064. Tennessee Southern’s Hailey Triske earned the final spot on the all-tournament team with 1,057.

In other collegiate action:

-At the Devil’s Duel in Glendale, Arizona, the Fresno State men collected a 3-1 bracket victory in the finals against top qualifier Grand Canyon.

-At the Antelope Shoot-Out in Glendale, Arizona, the Arizona State men led the way in total pinfall to finish at the top of the leaderboard.

-At the Southeastern Shootout in Anderson, South Carolina, the Webber International women and men rolled to the sweep with wins of more than 425 pins and 580 pins, respectively.

-At the Greater Pittsburgh Collegiate Classic in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, the Erie CC men averaged more than 214 in Baker play to record the win by 460 pins. In the women’s division, St. Vincent posted a wire-to-wire victory by more than 500 pins.

-At the Viking Classic in Fishkill, New York, Sacred Heart paced the women’s field in total pinfall while Suffolk-Grant cruised to the top spot in the men’s division by 830 pins.

-At the Cavalier Classic (Jan. 7-8) in Canton, Ohio, the Emmanuel women were able to best top qualifier Walsh in the title match.

-At the Stormin’ Blue and White Vegas Classic (Jan. 8-10) in Las Vegas, the McKendree women captured the victory with a 4-2 win over Vanderbilt in the championship round.

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