Collegiate Ticker - Nov. 2, 2022

The Five Seasons Classic tested collegiate teams with a mix of traditional, Baker and match-play competition last weekend in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the Mount Mercy women and St. Ambrose men were able to make their way to the top of the class and collect wins.

The women’s event was contested at Cedar Rapids Bowling Center while the field for the men’s division competed at May City Bowl. The women’s division featured 12 varsity teams, and the men’s side had 13 varsity programs.

The tournament featured five traditional games and five four-game Baker sets. Teams were matched up against a different opponent for each game and set and recorded either a win or loss based on total pinfall.

The final Baker set was a position round with seeding determined first on a team’s win-loss record. If teams shared the same record, total pinfall served as the tiebreaker. At the conclusion of the position round, a champion in each division was declared based on win-loss record for the weekend with ties being broken by total pinfall.

On the women’s side, Mount Mercy headed into the position round with a 7-2 mark and nearly a 600-pin lead over Grand View. Grand View held the No. 2 spot with a 6-3 record and the tiebreaker over Iowa Central CC.

Mount Mercy collected another win in the position round (767-698) to finish with an 8-2 record for the victory. The Mustangs finished with an 8,817 total.

Four teams finished with a 6-4 record, and St. Ambrose moved into second place to conclude the event with an 8,284 total. Peru State was third with 8,193, and Grand View was fourth with 8,149.

In the women’s individual standings, student-athletes from Mount Mercy also earned the top two spots. Megan Kolberg rolled games of 244, 227, 218, 225 and 257 to finish with a 1,171 total (234.2 average) to lead the field, and Jaelle Hamman posted 1,069 to finish in second place.

St. Ambrose’s Marissa Bills was third with 1,068 while Culver-Stockton’s Jasmine Saunders and Wartburg’s Trista Rauma finished tied for fourth with 1,011.

In the men’s division, three teams (St. Ambrose, Mount Mercy, Wartburg) held records of 7-2 going into the position round. St. Ambrose and Mount Mercy were ahead of Wartburg in total pinfall, meaning the Fighting Bees and Mustangs would face off in the final round.

St. Ambrose posted an 880-828 win over Mount Mercy to claim the title with an 8-2 record and total pinfall of 9,248 for the weekend.

Wartburg also finished at 8-2 and settled into second with 8,634. Mount Mercy was 7-3 (9,026 pinfall total) while Quincy (8,255) and Peru State (7,996) finished at 6-4.

Mount Mercy’s Brandon Bohn fired games of 242, 244, 278, 234 and 236 to edge Wartburg’s Tim Wengenack for top individual honors in the men’s field with a 1,234 total (246.8 average). Wengenack finished with 1,225, rolling scores of 229, 268, 277, 256 and 195.

St. Ambrose’s Anthony Mastroianni (1,101) and Zach Greim (1,099) were next in the standings, and Mount Mercy’s Kyle Rosenberg rounded out the top five with 1,066.

In other collegiate action:

- At the American Heartland Bowling Association – Event 1 in Canton, Michigan, the Lawrence Tech men and women rolled to wins.

- At the American Heartland Bowling Association – Event 2 in Canton, Michigan, the Alma women rolled 223 in the final Baker game to take over the top spot from Trine. On the men’s side, Lawrence Tech made a big run in the Baker block, moving ahead of Wright State in the final game to win by 13 pins and complete the weekend sweep.

- At the Bearcat Invitational in Binghamton, New York, the SUNY-Binghamton men and Ursuline women finished at the top of the standings.

- At the Boilermaker Classic in Lafayette, Indiana, the Midway women recorded the victory. McKendree cruised to the win in the men’s division by more than 400 pins.

- At the Daemen Storm Fall Classic in Amherst, New York, the Daemen women finished with the top pinfall total and a 6-4 record for the weekend.

- At the Dezy Strong Classic in Coram, New York, the Louisiana Tech women went the distance against Youngstown State in the title match and won Game 7, 227-222, to earn the victory, 4-3.

- At the Eastern Intercollegiate Bowling Tournament Wacky’s Baker Challenge in Oakland, New Jersey, the SUNY-Stony Brook men fired 260 in the second-to-last game to solidify their spot at the top of the leaderboard. Monmouth rolled to a big win in the women’s division.

- At the Great Lakes Bowling Conference – Event 2 in Loves Park, Illinois, the Davenport women recorded nearly a 200-pin victory over the field. On the men’s side, Wisconsin-Whitewater took the top spot by more than 450 pins.

- At the Jayhawk Collegiate Challenge in Lawrence, Kansas, the Newman men and Ottawa-Kansas women were able to navigate the match-play rounds to claim wins in their respective divisions.

- At the SCAD Shootout – Event 1 and 2 in Savannah, Georgia, both divisions featured sweeps of the top spots. On the women’s side, Savannah College of Art and Design-Savannah recorded the win by more than 300 pins on Saturday and 200 pins on Sunday. In the men’s division, Webber International made its move in Baker competition to win Event 1 and maintained the momentum to earn the victory in Event 2.

- At the SLO Rollers Tournament in Santa Maria, California, the San Jose State men rallied in the final game to get the win by 18 pins.

- At the SLO Town Showdown in Santa Maria, California, the California State-Fresno men started strong and maintained the top spot on the way to victory.

- At the Valpo Bowling Classic in Dyer, Indiana, the Wisconsin-Whitewater women captured the title with a 4-2 bracket win over top seed Maryville. will broadcast the Bowlero Southern Collegiate Classic in Marietta, Georgia, on Nov. 5-6. The tournament is a Tier I event on the United States Bowling Congress Collegiate schedule. The Tennessee Southern men and Pikeville women were the winners at the 2021 event.

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