INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— The William Penn bowling teams traveled to Indiana for the weekend as they competed in the Hoosier Classic.
Saturday's events consisted of two separate baker tournaments. The first morning bracket did not include either of the Statesmen teams, but the second tournament of the day saw both teams back in action.
Unfortunately, neither team was able to find much success on Saturday. The men's team finished 19th out of 34 teams with a total pin count of 4699, while the women's team finished 22nd of 31 teams with a pin count of 4121. Calumet College of St. Joseph took the victory in the men's competition in the second tournament, while Lindenwood University finished at the top of the women's bracket.
Sunday's action took the form of two traditional team tournaments in which the Statesmen only competed in the larger, earlier tournament. Both teams were able to substantially improve on Saturday, as the men's team finished eighth among 33 teams and the women's team finished fourth out of 31, just five pins shy of third.
Leading the way individually on the men's team was Ryan Dudley (Jr., Anchorage, Alaska, Business Management), who placed 22nd in the competition with a pin count of 996, good for a 199 average. Also joining Dudley in the top 30 was Aleksander Kostric (Sr., Koper, Slovenia, Sports Management), who finished 30th after knocking down 981 pins in his five games (196 average).
Setting the pace for the women's team was Evie Roen (Jr., Troy, Mich., Applied Mathematics) in 19th, knocking down 958 pins in her five games for a 191.6 average, including a high game of 233. Alexis Lake (So., Kaysville, Utah, Nursing) finished close behind her in 23rd, a mere five pins behind at 953. Lake also turned in a high game of 237.
What's Next: The Statesmen will receive another two-week break as they prepare for the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championships on March 6 and 7 in Keokuk.