After a disappointing end to their 2016-17 season, the Calumet College of St. Joseph men's bowling team came into the new campaign with renewed energy and a determination to be at the top when everything is said and done in April. Based on their early results, they are well on their way to achieving that goal.
The team started off their season at the Boilermaker Classic two weekends ago, which saw the Crimson Wave take on 20 other teams in Lafayette, Ind. Mike Davidson, Tyler James (JR/Deltona, Fla.) and Petey Vergos (FR/Orlando, Fla.) helped put the team in a position to win the tournament in the Baker Round with individual point totals of 1016, 1009, and 990. While the team struggled in the Baker games, finishing with a total of 3061, it was good enough to secure them a third place finish in the first weekend of action in 2017.
This past weekend the Crimson and Gray competed in the Midwest Collegiate, their first Tier 1 event of the season. 40 schools were represented at the tournament, but after the smoke cleared, it was CCSJ who came out on top. Notre Dame College found itself in the lead after day one and again after 12 baker games on Sunday. The Crimson Wave would then go on to average 228 in the last four games, coming back from 42 pins down, to 62 pin victory. Freshman Petey Vergos led the team individually with a 222 pin average, good for a top 15 individual finish, and Robert Borowski (FR/Lexington, Ky.) came off the bench to give the team 22 clean frames and a 246 average.
The men's squad will be back in action a week from this Saturday when they head to Indianapolis, Ind. for the Western Shootout.
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