ARLINGTON, Texas – The field is set for the 2021 Intercollegiate Singles Championships after four qualifying events were held Friday throughout the United States.
The 2021 ISC will feature 24 women and 24 men vying for individual national titles May 3-8 at the Spectrum Entertainment Complex in Wyoming, Michigan.
In each of the four sectional locations Friday, competitors bowled six games, with the top six men and top six women in each event earning a spot at the national tournament. All four sectionals featured livestream coverage on BowlTV.com.
At Poelking Lanes South in Dayton, Ohio, Delaware State’s Katie Robb fired 279 in her fifth game on the way to a 1,282 total and claimed the top spot in the women’s division. She’ll be joined by Monmouth’s Jenna Lehrer (1,233); Pikeville’s Emily Tull (1,202), Lawrence Tech’s Victoria Giardina (1,188); St. Ambrose’s Megan Hess (1,183); and Duquesne’s Allison Hresko (1,180).
In the men’s field in Dayton, Andrew Gross of Wisconsin-Whitewater finished at the top of the leaderboard with 1,280. He’ll be joined at the ISC by Bowling Green State’s Steven Kocher (1,246); St. Ambrose’s Zach Denton (1,242); Bowling Green State’s Tyler Lowenstein (1,239); Notre Dame-Ohio’s Conner Novak (1,239); and Pikeville’s Ryan Taylor (1,230).
Clarke’s Brooke Allen rolled the highest six-game set of the four sectional qualifiers, posting a 1,325 total at Stardust Bowl in Addison, Illinois. She was followed in the standings by Saint Xavier’s Hannah Bond (1,276); Mount Mercy’s Cassidy Courey (1,267); Marian-Wisconsin’s Samantha Mueller (1,242); Indiana Tech’s Maryssa Carey (1,222); and Mount Mercy’s Ayra Aminuddin (1,213).
Calumet’s Pete Vergos won the men’s division at the Addison sectional by a single pin, rolling a 1,305 total to edge Indiana Tech’s Cory Hersha (1,304). They’ll be joined in Western Michigan by St. Ambrose’s Jordan Monnens (1,294); William Penn’s Aleksander Kostric (1,277); Calumet’s Shaun Quinn (1,261); and Lincoln Memorial’s Michael Rachal (1,259).
At USA Bowl in Dallas, Prairie View A&M’s Patricia Rosales claimed the top spot in the women’s division, finishing with a 1,281 total. The athletes advancing alongside Rosales were Stephen F. Austin’s Dakota Faichnie (1,225); Martin Methodist’s Emily Crone (1,223); Iowa Western Community College’s Shalee Bradley (1,206); Arkansas State’s Brooklyn Boudreau (1,201); and Wichita State’s Madison Janack (1,181).
The men’s division in Dallas featured Wichita State’s Alec Keplinger at the top of the leaderboard with 1,277. He’ll be joined next month at the Spectrum Entertainment Complex by Newman’s Tyler Synovec (1,271); Texas-San Antonio’s Seth Gossen (1,242); Lindenwood’s Andrew Sacks (1,233); Oklahoma Christian’s Joshua Imhoff (1,222); and Lindenwood’s Troy Owens (1,210).
Strong finishes in the final game highlighted the top of the leaderboard at Smyrna Bowling Center in Smyrna, Tennessee, as McKendree’s Isabel Allen finished with 253 to lead the event with 1,262. She was followed in the standings by Vanderbilt’s Mabel Cummins (1,241); North Carolina A&T’s Ana Olaya (1,236); Tusculum’s Jordan Mundt (1,222); North Carolina A&T’s Lauren Tomaszewski (1,212); and Rebekah Loker of Ottawa-Kansas (1,209).
Webber International’s Ronnie Huff earned the top spot in Smyrna for the men’s field, finishing with a 1,242 total. He’ll be joined at the ISC by Tusculum’s Tyler Moore (1,234); Siena Heights’ Ryan Reid (1,219); Webber’s Wyatt Smith (1,212); Rio Grande’s Nathan Burns (1,207); and Thomas More’s Jacob Toelke (1,203).
Sectional competition will transition to team qualifying Saturday. The Intercollegiate Team Championships qualifying events will take place Saturday and Sunday and be streamed live on BowlTV.
Total pinfall for 40 Baker games will determine the four men’s teams and four women’s teams from each site that will advance to the ITC, which also will be held at Wyoming’s Spectrum Entertainment Complex from May 5-8.
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