By Patrick Brettingen

In front of loud and enthusiastic youth bowling fans jamming the concourses, team and singles champions were crowned at the 2024 Wisconsin Middle School Bowling Club (MSBC) State Championships on May 4 at Dale’s Weston Lanes in Weston.

A total of 57 teams and 221 singles bowlers took over the 60-lane center for the state tournament, bringing to a close another successful season for the BCAW Middle School Bowling Program season.

In team competition, Lakeshore Lanes (District 7A) won the boys’/coed division championship while Watertown (District 6) took home the girls’ division title.

Lakeshore Lanes rolled through the 12-game Baker style team tournament with a 2,568 total (214 average) to take the state title, topping runner-up Watertown (District 6) and its 2,443 total. DC Everest/Wausau (District 9) finished third with a 2,291 total.

In the girls’ division, Watertown (District 6) totaled 2,089, besting Prairie Lanes (District 4) and its 2,069 total to take home the state crown. Wittenberg-Birnamwood/DC Everest (District 9) finished third with 1,935.

The singles event featured competition for both boys and girls in three divisions based on season-long fill ratio.

In girls’ singles competition, Addysen Stahl (District 7A) took home the Division A title with a 719 three-game series. Zariah

Birkholz (District 6) was runner-up with 648. Stephanie Becker (District 7B) rolled a 544 series to win the girls’ Division B singles crown with Bailey Richter (District 7A) taking second with 533. In Division C, Alexis Dorsey (District 8A) won the title with a 415 set while Aaliyah Griffin (District 8A) finished second with 337.

In boys’ singles, Dawson Kohl (District 7A) took home the Division A championship with a 750 set. Runner-up Drake Kalkopf (District 7A) rolled a 715 series, which included a 300 game. Chase VanWinkle (District 8) won Division B with a 662 series, followed by Keagon Eagleson (District 5) with 625. In Division C, Cale Massie (District 8) rolled a 668 series to win his second consecutive state singles’ championship. Kayden Krull (District 8) was runner-up with 583.

Full tournament results are available on the Middle School Bowling page of the BCAW website:

Middle School Bowling Club – Bowling Centers Association of Wisconsin (bowlwi.com)

The BCAW extends a tremendous thank you to Weston Lanes’ proprietor Dale Elliott, manager Sarah Elliott, and their fine staff for hosting another great event. Thanks to official apparel provider H5G.

 

Watertown girls' state team champs

Watertown girls’ state team champs

Lakeshore Lanes boys’/coed state team champs