ADDISON, Ill.--The Adrian College men's bowling squad recorded a season-high 7,774 pins during the two-day Kegel/ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic here at Stardust Bowl over the weekend. This tier 1 tournament allows for double points in the computer rankings and is recognized as a more competitive event. The Classic format was five individual games and 20 baker games.
Adrian struggled to make a big impression on the first day of five individual games. After the first day, the Bulldogs were 62nd out of 70 teams. Individually, the team produced two bowlers who went over a 900 series for five games: junior Jadin Majewski (915) and sophomore Chase Fleming (907). Majewski placed the highest for the Bulldogs in 139th out of 476 bowlers and bowled a 213 in his fourth game as his game high. Fleming placed 150th with a high game of 201 in the fourth. Sophomore Jansen Stone and junior Austin Foate also bowled all five games. Stone placed 193 and bowled his high game of 215 in the third. Foate placed 203 and also had a game-high in third of 199. Freshman Jason Chadwick bowled three games and sophomore Devin Butts participated in two at their first collegiate tier 1 tournament.
The second day was better for the Bulldogs as they went 3,542 for 20 baker games, pushing them up to 59th out of 70 teams for the final placement.
The top five teams of the tournament consisted of McKendree taking first with 9,451 pins, then Robert Morris-Illinois, Wichita State, Calumet College of St. Joseph and St. Ambrose.
Adrian hits the lanes again this weekend at the American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference #3 and #4 Tournaments in Columbus, Ohio, at HP Lanes Saturday and Sunday.
--Austin Foate '20, Sports Management major and The College World sportswriter