Men's Bowling Produces Two Top-15 Finishes at AHIBC Tournaments

The Adrian College men's bowling lineup at the 2019 American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference tournaments 3 and 4 on Jan. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo provided)
The Adrian College men's bowling lineup at the 2019 American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference tournaments 3 and 4 on Jan. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo provided)

COLUMBUS, Ohio--The Adrian Bulldogs traveled to the last conference tournament of the season here at the Palace Lanes, the American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference 3 and 4, to wrap up the month of January. The first day was a short pattern and the second day was a medium pattern.

The men's team for the AHIBC 3 was led by sophomore Chase Fleming; junior Austin Foate with totals of 994 and 990 for 5 games. Fleming averaged 199 and Foate averaged 198. Fleming placed 33 out of 200 bowlers while Foate finished 35 out of 200 bowlers. Junior Jadin Majewski also helped the team by bowling a 933 for 5 games, averaging 186.6. Freshman Jason Chadwick and Sophomore Jansen Stone make up the other two bowlers to summed up the team averaging 168 and 166.6 for 5 games.

The team struggled to move up the leaderboard during the individual games. During bakers, they did not have success to be able to move up the leaderboard as well, placing 15 out of 20 teams. Notre Dame (Ohio) College took first, Rio Grande took second, and Indiana Tech took third.

The AHIBC #4 event was also led by Fleming and Foate, as they bowled sets of 836 and 832 for 4 games. Fleming averaged 209 while Foate averaged 208. Fleming placed in the top 15 with a 15 finish out of 190 bowlers. Foate placed 17 out of 190 bowlers. Majewski bowled a set of 746 for 4 games, averaging 186.5. He placed 65 out of 190 bowlers. Chadwick bowled all 4 games for a set of 694, averaging 173.5. Sophomore Jansen Stone bowled 3 games and Sophomore Devin Butts bowled one game for individuals. The team started low with individuals, but made a comeback with set 3 and 4 with totals of 1008 and 953. They continued to bowl the best they have in the bakers all year, averaging 193 for the 16 bakers. They threw one of the highest sets of the tournament with an 841 in the second of four baker sets.

They finished 10 out of 19 teams. Lawrence Tech took first, with Notre Dame (OH) College in second and Bowling Green State in third.

Adrian hits the lanes again on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-17, at the Hoosier Classic at the Western Bowl, Indianapolis, Ind. Both days are expected to start rolling at 7:15 a.m.

--Austin Foate '20, Sports Management major and The College World sportswriter