Top-10 Finish for WPU at ISYL Leatherneck Classic

William Penn University Athletics

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage

Moline, Ill.–With five of its rollers averaging over 200, the Statesmen men’s bowling team placed in the top 10 at the ISYL Leatherneck Classic Saturday and Sunday.

William Penn finished ninth out of 46 teams with 9,516 pins in six regular games and four sets of Bakers.

McKendree (Ill.) led qualifying with 9,907 points, but #2 seed Robert Morris (Ill.) took the bracket crown by defeating #5 seed St. Ambrose 2-0 in the final.

Chance Rivera of Newman (Kan.) topped the 437-person qualifying field with a 248.7 average (1,492 pins).

Sean Martin (Fr., Dayton, Ohio, Mechanical Engineering) led the navy and gold by ending up 23rd with a 212.5 average (high of 245). Nick Walker (Jr., Zeeland, Mich., Business Management), who also started six games, owned a 207.3 clip.

Aleksander Kostric (Fr., Koper, Slovenia, Sports Management), at 203.4, and Quincy Bruce (Sr., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, General Accounting), at 201.6, both started five games, while Rok Kostric (Fr., Koper, Slovenia, Sports Management) managed a 191.5 mark in four rounds.

Curtis Majka (Sr., Elgin, Ill., Mechanical Engineering) posted a 210.3 average in three games, and David Decker (So., Peyton, Colo., Physical Education) knocked down 182 pins in his lone start.

William Penn had a JV squad in action as well and the team was 10th out of 20 programs with 8,333 pins. Rylie Reidel (Sr., Knoxville, Iowa, Business Management) led the Statesmen with a 196.0 average, while Noah Cheever (Fr., Dubuque, Iowa, Secondary Education) was at 195.0 and Braxton Coble (Jr., Ottumwa, Iowa, Business Management) was at 194.2; all three started all six games.

Bret Keimig (Sr., Davenport, Iowa, Physical Education) started five games with a 171.0 mark, while Austin Young (Fr., Iowa City, Iowa, Business Management) had a 176.3 clip in three games.

Mike Comstock (Fr., Pella, Iowa, General Accounting) (154.0, two games) was next for the JV crew. Chaise Donner (Fr., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sports Management) (172) and Logan Mason (Jr., Knoxville, Iowa, Business Management) (148) both had one start at the event.

Next Up: William Penn takes a few weeks off before traveling to Addison, Ill. on December 2-3 to compete in the Ebonite Warhawk Open.



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