2023 Adapted Bowling: Zimmerman, Lake City and North High School claim team titles
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2023 - 5:43 PM
Adapted Bowling participants gathered for the state tournament on Friday, May 12 at Bowlero in Brooklyn Park. Singles, doubles and team championships were awarded in three divisions: ASD, CI and PI.
Here is a look at what happened at this season’s state tournament:
- Two competitors from Alexandria Area earned championship and runner-up honors in girls singles. Sophomore Shayla Nelson placed first with 474 pins and junior Montana Hinnenkamp followed with 464 pins. Anoka-Hennepin freshman Isabelle Sturgeon was third with 453.
- St. Michael-Albertville sophomore Waseem Ezzaid captured the boys individual singles crown with a score of 490 pins. Houston senior Alex McCullough was runner-up with 471 and Anoka-Hennepin senior Dylan Ongaga was third at 451.
- The Fergus Falls duo of junior Zade Carlson and senior Nathan Graham rolled their way to a state championship with a combined score of 890. The Mankato West team eighth-grader Emma Christenson and senior Ilhan Gabri were the runner-ups with a score of 878. Anoka-Hennepin was third with 872 behind sophomore Cayden Gilbert and senior Dylan Ongaga.
- Zimmerman cruised to the team championship with a combined 1,638 pins. Team members included seventh-grader Jacob Arola, sophomores Chris Maller and Cayleb Merten and junior Kamren Hamilton. Tartan was the team runner-up with 1,610 and Goodhue County was third at 1,591.
- St. Michael-Albertville freshman Jasmine Brutskiy rolled to the girls singles championship with a two-game score of 492. Hopkins freshman Grace French-Miller and Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial freshman Molly Landsteiner tied for runner-up honors with 448 pins apiece.
- Nate Fischer, a junior at Zimmerman, topped the field in the boys singles competition with a two-game score of 464. That was 17 pins better than St. Michael-Albertville sophomore Seth Wright, who was runner-up with 447. Another St. Michael-Albertville sophomore, Amari Salkey, placed third with 442 pins.
- Hopkins’ Clayton Carlson, a senior, and junior Nolan Hilson, cruised to the doubles championship with a two-game combined score of 906. St. Michael-Albertville’s Carter Patyk, a sophomore, and sophomore Seth Wright were second at 899. Anoka-Hennepin junior Gabriel Mueller and freshman Austin Williams placed third with a score of 884.
- In the closest of the team races, Lake City recorded a narrow four-pin victory over Tartan. The Tigers compiled a winning score of 1,663 pins to the 1,659 for the Titans. Scoring for Lake City were eighth-grader Michael Koontz, freshmen Brooklyn Barton and Andrew Hawn and sophomore Sydnee Stolzenberg. A second Tartan team placed third with 1,640.
- Monticello junior Bella Angell emerged as the state champion in the singles competition with a two-game score of 469. St. Paul Humboldt ninth-grader Mckenzie Green was second with a score of 464. Austin senior Lupita Carrion and Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton/Waseca Destiny Woitas tied for third-place honors.
- New London-Spicer junior McGwire Hatlestad captured the boys singles title with 516 pins. Simley junior Andrew De Armond and St. Peter/LeSueur-Henderson junior Cooper Johnston placed second and third, respectively. De Armond had a score of 505 and Johnston finished at 455.
- North High School-North St. Paul grabbed the top two spots in the doubles division. Sophomore Tashayanna Collins teamed with junior Victoria Kulstad to roll a combined score of 987 to win the title. Junior teammates Lucas Eide and Nardin Izaola teamed for a runner-up total of 963. Moorhead juniors Addie Loerzel and Alex Cannizzaro placed third with a 929.
- North High School-North St. Paul will have extra luggage for its drive home after racing to the team championship with a total of 1,844 pins. Scoring for the Polars were sophomore Tashayanna Collins and juniors Lucas Eide, Nardin Izaola and Victoria Kulstad. Wayzata/Minnetonka was the runner-up with 1,639 and Minneapolis South placed third with 1,608.