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Bowling - Wed, Feb. 10, 2016

The Grand View men's and women's bowling teams fantastic performances over the weekend at the Clarke Crusader Open in Dubuque.

The Viking women finished second overall with a total pin fall of 8489, averaging 184 as a team.  The ladies went into match play as the No. 2 seed and began the battle with Midland University (Neb.). GV split the first two sets with Midland and fell to the Warriors in the third. Unfortunately they lost the third game to Midland.

The women had three individuals make All-Tournament Team – senior Sarah Muench (Kewaskum, Wis.), who finished the weekend with a pin-fall total of 1177, averaging 196, and sophomore Hannah Munson (Cottage Grove, Minn.) and junior Brittany Smith (Des Moines, Iowa) who averaged 1143 (average 190.5) and 1137 (average 189.5), respectively. 

The junior varsity women placed second in the JV division of the Crusader Open. Freshman Jessica Sellers (Dyer, Ind.) and freshman Melissa Wucherpfennig (Rosemount, Minn.) also had outstanding averages on the junior varsity side, both averaged over 180 on Saturday.

The Grand View men finished third at the Crusader Open. Leading the first day in individual games was junior Nathan Maciejewski (Dyer, Ind.) averaging 213.2 for six games, followed by his teammates, sophomore Luke Fisher (Altoona, Iowa), 203.6 for six games, freshman Sam Cantrell (Citrus Heights, Calif.) 191.6 for six games, junior Zach Fries (Davenport, Iowa) 193.0 for four games, junior Dacoda Ewalt (Ankeny, Iowa) 188.2 for four games, junior Ryan Felton (Des Moines, Iowa) 210.05 for two games and junior Luke Schroeder (Farley, Iowa) 192.5 for two games. Their combined team effort gave them a 5982 total pinfall with a 199.6 average.

On day two, the Viking men started off a little slow in their baker sets, but finished strong. GV had sets of 775,776,884,891 with a total pinfall of 3326 with a baker average of 207.8. The combined two day total pin count of 9308 gave them a team average of 203.8.  Going into match play the men pulled Midland University, and, like the women, they fought hard and split the first two games before eventually falling to Midland in game three.

The junior varsity men won the JV side of the tournament with a total pin fall of 9110, averaging 198 as a team over the 46 games this weekend.

Sophomore Lane Richtsmeier (Iowa Falls, Iowa), from the junior varsity team, had an outstanding performance and made All-Tournament Team with a total pin fall of 1309. Richtsmeier averaged 218 over the weekend.

The Vikings next travel to Indianapolis, Indiana to compete in the Hoosier Classic on February 20-21. 

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