Wichita State, Robert Morris win Hoosier Classic titles
INDIANAPOLIS - The Wichita State women and Robert Morris-Illinois men claimed the titles Sunday at the Hoosier Classic, the largest event of the United States Bowling Congress Collegiate season.
In a dramatic women's championship match, Wichita State defeated Newman when the teams tied at 3.5 after seven games. Wichita State won the tiebreaker based on pinfall in the match, which was 1,310-1,260. In the semifinals, Wichita State swept Grand View, 2-0, while Newman outlasted McKendree, 2-1.
Robert Morris defeated Wisconsin-Whitewater, 4-3, to win the men's title. In the semifinals, Robert Morris knocked off Webber International, 2-0, while Wisconsin-Whitewater defeated Lindenwood 2-0.
Lindenwood's Michael Coffey led the men's individual standings with a nine-game total of 2,073 (230.33 average). Webber International's Ramon Hilferink finished second with 1,984, Calumet's Matt Kuba was third at 1,967 and Riely Chin of Fresno State was fourth with 1,965.
Sydney Brummett of Wichita State took top honors for the women with a nine-game total of 1,956 (217.33 average). Pikeville's Katelyn Simpson was second at 1,877, Florida State's Lauren Booke took third with 1,851 and Wichita State's Daria Kovalova was fourth with 1,844.
The Hoosier Classic is the final event of the USBC Collegiate regular season.
BowlTV provided live streaming of the event and an index of the coverage is below:
MEN'S GAMES 1-6 (Watch archive here)
Game 1 - Southwestern Christian and Penn State Berks; Indiana and Purdue
Game 2 - Clarke and Davenport; Fresno State and Webber International
Game 3 - Indiana Tech and William Paterson; Lindenwood and San Jose State
Game 4 - Arkansas and St. Ambrose; Midland and Calumet
Game 5 - St. Francis and Wis.-Milwaukee; Urbana and Wichita State
Game 6 - Northern Kentucky and Robert Morris-Lake County; McKendree and Wis.-Whitewater
WOMEN'S GAMES 1-6 (Watch archive here)
Game 1 - Highland CC and St. Francis; Pikeville and Grand View
Game 2 - Robert Morris-Springfield and Concordia; Lindenwood and Robert Morris-Illinois
Game 3 - South Florida and Ohio State; Wichita State and Midland
Game 4 - Campbellsville and Spalding; Wright State and Webber International
Game 5 - Adrian and Bellarmine; Emmanuel and Notre Dame-Ohio
Game 6 - Indiana Tech and Lawrence Tech; Florida State and Huntington
MEN'S BRACKET PLAY (Watch archive here)
First Eight - Calumet vs. Fresno State; Newman vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater
Elite Eight - San Jose State vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater; Calumet vs. Lindenwood
Semifinals - Wisconsin-Whitewater vs. Lindenwood; Robert Morris-Illinois vs. Webber International
Final - Wisconsin-Whitewater vs. Robert Morris-Illinois
WOMEN'S BRACKET PLAY (Watch archive here)
Elite Eight - Wichita State vs. Ashford; Lindenwood vs. Newman
Semifinals - Wichita State vs. Grand View; Newman vs. McKendree
Final - Wichita State vs. Newman