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Trailblazer Bowling season continues to roll on with Columbia 300 Western Shootout

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The 2023-24 Vincennes University bowling season continues to roll along as the Blazers took part in the Columbia 300 Western Shootout this past weekend at Royal Pin Western in Indianapolis.

VU came away with a 23rd place finish overall out of 32 teams competing after six traditional games on Saturday and 16 baker games on Sunday.

Vincennes was led by freshman Nicholas Gregg (Salem, Ill.) who finished Saturday with 1,307 pins and an average score of 218 in his six rounds.

Gregg bowled over 200 in four of the six rounds, including a round of 247 and 266, finishing 23rd overall out of 316 bowlers in the tournament.

Junior Brighton Lucas (Salem, Ill.) was second for the Blazers, finishing with a tournament score of 1,201 and an average of 200 pins per round and finishing 71st overall.

Freshman Cayden Russell (Noblesville, Ind.) was the third VU bowler to compete in all six traditional games, finishing with a score of 1,087 and placing 116th overall.

Freshman Kannon King (Salem, Ill.) bowled in five of the six traditional games, finishing with 935 pins and a tournament average of 187.

King was subbed out for freshman Dylan Lewis (Louisville, Ky.) for the second game of the tournament and Lewis stepped in with a 147 for the round.

Freshman Dakota Waskom (Louisville, Ky.) finished his Saturday with a total of 700 pins over four games, finishing with an average score of 175.

Freshman Jon Starr (Centralia, Ill.) bowled the two rounds in Waskom’s place, getting a 164 in his first game and a 172 in the second for a tournament total of 336.

VU as a team came away with 5,713 pins in the six traditional games before returning to the lanes on Sunday for 16 baker games where VU finished with a team total of 3,146 pins and an average game score of 197.

The VU bowling team will now have two weeks to prepare for their next tournament as the Trailblazers prepare for the Boilermaker Classic Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29 at Arrowhead Bowl in Lafayette, Ind.

VINCENNES RESULTS

TEAM RESULTS

VU (23rd) – 921, 1002, 867, 1042, 1026, 855 – 5,713. Baker – 3,146. Total – 8,859.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Nicholas Gregg (23) – 225, 266, 178, 247, 208, 183 – 1,307

Brighton Lucas (71) – 193, 216, 192, 223, 189, 188 – 1,201

Cayden Russell (116) – 210, 204, 169, 166, 198, 140 – 1,087

Kannon King (155) – 157, x, 164, 234, 219, 161 – 935

Dakota Waskom (207) – 136, 169, x, x, 212, 183 – 700

Jon Starr (266) – x, x, 164, 172, x, x – 336

Dylan Lewis (312) – x, 147, x, x, x, x – 147