ARLINGTON, Texas – The winners in each of the four age-based divisions at the 2022 Bowling.com Youth Open Championships have been determined by the International Bowling Campus Youth Development team.
The 2022 Youth Open Championships, a non-qualifying tournament open to all United States Bowling Congress Youth members, was contested at Spectrum Entertainment Complex in Wyoming, Michigan, and held July 13-31.
Bowlers in the 18-and-under, 15-and-under, 12-and-under and 10-and-under divisions earned more than $82,000 in scholarship prizes at this year’s tournament and won national titles in four-player team, doubles, singles and all-events.
Each discipline featured a scratch and optional handicap division, with 766 bowlers and 162 teams participating in the 2022 edition.
Breaking down the numbers from Spectrum Entertainment Complex, the 2022 tournament was highlighted by a group of young athletes finding success in several events, with 23 players claiming multiple titles. From that group of champions, four recorded victories in three events.
The bowlers claiming three titles were Mackenzie Keane of East Brunswick, New Jersey (U18 Girls Scratch Doubles, U18 Girls Scratch Singles and U18 Girls Scratch All-Events), Courtney Delaney of Rockford, Michigan (U18 Girls Handicap Doubles, U18 Girls Handicap Singles and U18 Girls Handicap All-Events), Jacob Porter of Gainesville, Florida (U18 Team Handicap, U15 Boys Handicap All-Events and U15 Boys Handicap Singles) and Alyssa Randisi of the Brooklyn borough of New York City (U10 Team Handicap, U10 Girls Handicap All-Events and U10 Handicap Doubles).
Additionally, four bowlers managed to keep Youth Open Championships winning streaks intact by claiming victories this year in Michigan.
Katelyn Abigania (U15 Girls Scratch All-Events – 1,912) and Elias O’Hollaren (U15 Scratch Team), both of San Diego, won Youth Open Championships titles for the third year in a row while Sebastian Huffman of Las Vegas and Donaven Kline of Jackson, New Jersey, went one better by finding the winner’s circle at the event for the fourth consecutive time.
Huffman kept his streak alive by teaming up with O’Hollaren, Keegan Alexander of Killeen, Texas, and Aidan Furukawa of Sunbury, Ohio, to help I’m an NFT get to the top of the U15 Scratch Team standings with 2,637.
Alexander and Furukawa also went on to win the U15 Scratch Doubles title with 1,365.
Kline captured two victories to keep his Youth Open Championships run going. He partnered with Dawson Kohl of Dyersville, Iowa, to win U12 Scratch Doubles (1,401), and that helped propel him to the U12 Scratch All-Events crown as well (2,023).
The highest all-events set authored at this year’s tournament came in the U18 boys division where Jordan Malott of Austin, Texas, finished with a nine-game total of 2,117, which was good for a 235.22 average.
Malott took home a team title as well, joining Brandon Bohn of Jackson, New Jersey, James Bennett of Huntingtown, Maryland, and Alexander Horton of Douglassville, Pennsylvania, to push Purple Slammer to the top of the U18 Scratch Team standings with 2,701.
Keane wasn’t far behind en route to capturing the U18 Girls Scratch All-Events crown. She put up 2,107 (a 234.11 average) thanks to sets of 572, 782 and 753.
Daniel Hong of Fullerton, California, and Luke Switalski of Oak Forest, Illinois, etched their names in the Youth Open Championships record book by authoring perfect games at this year’s event.
The perfect game wasn’t the only highlight for Hong, who partnered with Nihal Mareedu of Union City, California, to win the U18 Handicap Doubles title with 1,477.
Switalski didn’t capture a title at this year’s Youth Open Championships as a fourth-place finish in U15 Boys Scratch All-Events (2,033) was his top finish; nonetheless, he made this year’s tournament experience memorable by notching not one but two 300 games.
Bowling.com awards a $100 scholarship to any competitor who rolls a 300 game or 800 series during the Youth Open Championships.
The 2023 Youth Open Championships will take place July 12-14, 21-23 and 29-30 in the Indianapolis area.
For more information on the Bowling.com Youth Open Championships, visit BOWL.com/YouthOpen.
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2022 BOWLING.COM YOUTH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Spectrum Entertainment Complex
Scratch – Purple Slammer (Brandon Bohn, Jackson, N.J.; Jordan Malott, Austin, Texas; James Bennett, Huntingtown, Md.; Alexander Horton, Douglassville, Pa.), 2,701
Handicap – Team Florida (Jacob Porter, Gainesville, Fla.; Olivia Rabbat, Palm Coast, Fla.; Joshua Munoz, Miami; Ariel Sistos, Winter Haven, Fla.), 2,948
Scratch – Kyle Drazil, Northfield, Ohio; Kyle Dunne, Hinckley, Ohio, 1,457
Handicap – Daniel Hong, Fullerton, Calif.; Nihal Mareedu, Union City, Calif., 1,477
Girls Scratch – Mackenzie Keane, East Brunswick, N.J.; Lauren Haynes, Lanoka Harbor, N.J., 1,348
Girls Handicap – Leigha Delaney, Rockford, Mich.; Courtney Delaney, Rockford, Mich., 1,464
Boys Scratch – Andrew Kearney, Austin, Texas, 733
Boys Handicap – Evan Posey, Belleview, Fla., 769
Girls Scratch – Mackenzie Keane, East Brunswick, N.J., 753
Girls Handicap – Courtney Delaney, Rockford, Mich., 800
Boys Scratch – Jordan Malott, Austin, Texas, 2,117
Boys Handicap – Lucas Koch, Plant City, Fla., 2,218
Girls Scratch – Mackenzie Keane, East Brunswick, N.J., 2,107
Girls Handicap – Courtney Delaney, Rockford, Mich., 2,429
Scratch – I’m an NFT (Keegan Alexander, Killeen, Texas; Aidan Furukawa, Sunbury, Ohio; Sebastian Huffman, Las Vegas; Elias O’Hollaren, San Diego) 2,637
Handicap – Bama Prattville (Ryan Best, Deatsville, Ala.; Maggie Ragland, Montgomery, Ala.; Seth Wilson, Elmore, Ala.; Dylan Ragland, Montgomery, Ala.) 3,000
Scratch – Keegan Alexander, Killeen, Texas; Aidan Furukawa, Sunbury, Ohio, 1,365
Handicap – Seth Wilson, Elmore, Ala.; Dylan Ragland, Montgomery, Ala., 1,536
Girls Scratch – Gianna Brandolino; Joliet, Ill.; Abigail Starkey, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,251
Girls Handicap – Malia Briggs, Chambersburg, Pa.; Carly Wireman, Yorktown, Va., 1,464
Boys Scratch – Dylan Harnden, Shelby Township, Mich., 750
Boys Handicap – Jacob Porter, Gainesville, Fla., 904
Girls Scratch – Haley Swindle, Newnan, Ga., 740
Girls Handicap – Haley Swindle, Newnan, Ga., 851
Boys Scratch – Pedro Diaz Gonzalez, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, 2,052
Boys Handicap – Jacob Porter, Gainesville, Fla., 2,438
Girls Scratch – Katelyn Abigania, San Diego, 1,912
Girls Handicap – Alyssa Torres, Munster, Ind., 2,292
Scratch – The Future 4 (Benjamin Linares, Cary, N.C.; Ezra Bentkowski, Aiea, Hawaii; Sebastian Vetter, Oak Lawn, Ill.; Do Hoon Kwon, Vancouver, Wash.) 2,468
Handicap – The Future 4 (Benjamin Linares, Cary, N.C.; Ezra Bentkowski, Aiea, Hawaii; Sebastian Vetter, Oak Lawn, Ill.; Do Hoon Kwon, Vancouver, Wash.) 2,825
Scratch – Donaven Kline, Jackson, N.J.; Dawson Kohl, Dyersville, Iowa, 1,401
Handicap – Alexander Eby, Constantine, Mich.; Jack Boylan, Three Rivers, Mich., 1,456
Girls Scratch – Alyssa Bechtol, Erlanger, Ky.; Tiffany McCarthy, Rochester, N.Y., 1,136
Girls Handicap – Jayne Juhasz, Ormond Beach, Fla.; Katie Waters, Orange Park, Fla., 1,292
Boys Scratch – Ridgely Potter Jr., Clearwater, Fla., 702
Boys Handicap – Jon Verde III, Las Vegas, 801
Girls Scratch – Tiffany McCarthy, Rochester, N.Y., 598
Girls Handicap – Addison Johnson, River Falls, Wis., 717
Boys Scratch – Donaven Kline, Jackson, N.J., 2,023
Boys Handicap – Jon Verde III, Las Vegas, 2,305
Girls Scratch – Anna Antony, Farmington, Conn., 1,721
Girls Handicap – Emma Dirksen, Lakeville, Minn., 2,036
Scratch – Dem Midwest Boyz (Asa Wilson-Perry, Columbus, Ohio; Aaron Cabiness, Columbus, Ohio; Eason Taylor, Chicago; Caleb Boykin, Chicago) 2,075
Handicap – ABC N eastCoast Stars (Bryonna Camp, Brick, N.J.; Alyssa Randisi, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Nolan Randisi, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Christopher Sim, Queens Village, N.Y.) 3,023
Scratch – Asa Wilson-Perry, Columbus, Ohio; Aaron Cabiness, Columbus, Ohio, 973
Handicap – Alyssa Randisi, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Nolan Randisi, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1,420
Girls Scratch – Taylor Morgan, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Ellie Kate Murray, Orlando, Fla., 829
Girls Handicap – Brynlee Kohl, Waterloo, Iowa; Jersey Asbaty, Chicago, 1,373
Boys Scratch – Treavor Thompson, Mabank, Texas, 551
Boys Handicap – Vincent Brandolino, Channahon, Ill., 743
Girls Scratch – Autumn Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 480
Girls Handicap – Alivia Portillo, Bellevue, Mich., 693
Boys Scratch – Treavor Thompson, Mabank, Texas, 1,725
Boys Handicap – Christopher Sim, Queens Village, N.Y., 2,254
Girls Scratch – Alivia Portillo, Bellevue, Mich., 1,436
Girls Handicap – Alyssa Randisi, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2,241
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