2016-17 Youth Bowling Season Grand Finale
BCAW is proud to conduct the Wisconsin Pepsi Youth Championships on behalf of the United States Bowling Congress (USBC). Youth bowlers in USBC certified leagues at participating centers had an opportunity to advance from in-center qualifying to regional events throughout Wisconsin. This year we saw the first increase in regional entries in several years with 2,144 bowlers advancing to one of the 17 regional events.
Scholarships were awarded at the regional level to the top finishers in the boys & girls U8 and U10 age divisions where 66 bowlers shared in a scholarship prize fund of $6,500. We anticipate 165 bowlers competing in the Wisconsin State Pepsi USBC Tournament this Saturday at Super Bowl in Appleton. We will be awarding $12,200 in scholarships to 41 bowlers in six divisions (boys & girls in the U12, U15 & U20 age groupings) at the state competition. All scholarship money is administered by the SMART Program at USBC.
In addition to scholarships, the top boy & girl in each division of the state championships will be awarded a paid entry into the USBC Junior Gold Championships being held July 15 -20, 2017 in Cleveland.
Beginning in 2016, we have awarded “High Score Scholarships” during the regional and state portion of this event. Seven bowlers at the regional competitions have already earned an additional $100 scholarship: Riley Allen (300 game), Alyssa Henrickson (278 game), Allison Dempski (729 series), Mikaela Hilker (782 series), Carlene Beyer (702 series), Courtney Weiss (714 series) and Karlie Dostal (277 game).
We appreciate all of the support received for this event. A total of 102 bowling centers statewide participated. Additionally, our scholarship prize pool is supported in part through the sponsorship by Pepsi. Thanks to the volume of Pepsi products purchased in BPAA/Pepsi centers in Wisconsin, our event received $4,700 to go towards the our scholarship prize list.
WI Pepsi USBC Youth State Championships Date: May 13, 2017
Location: Super Bowl, 2222 E. Northland Ave., Appleton
Check-in: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.; Announcements: 9:30 a.m.; Practice: 9:45 a.m.
Bowlers will bowl a total of six games. Each bowler will bowl three games, have 30 – 45 minute break and bowl the final three games. Awards will be presented upon conclusion of bowling.