DAYTON, Ohio--The Adrian College men's bowling team opened the 2016-17 season last weekend under second-year head coach John Essenmacher III. The Bulldogs finished 20th at the 31-team Orange & Black Invitational held at Beaver Vu Bowl.
Freshman Blake Symon led Adrian with a 37th-place showing out of 199 bowlers, averaging 183.6 with a total of 918 pins for five games.
The Bulldogs sat in 22nd place after five team games on Day 1, but with a steady second day they improved two spots to their final placement.
"With seven freshmen and a junior to start our season, there were a lot of nerves the first day. But the young guys bowled all weekend and got some good experience," Essenmacher said. "I think nerves played a little into some errant shots, but for the most part it was good to see the team come together, and get better as the weekend progressed."
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