UPIKE BEAR LUCAS HOHNSTEIN ADVANCES IN USBC INTERCOLLEGIATE NATIONAL SINGLES FINALS
April 17, 2012By Kyle Wilson of University of Pikeville
Lincoln, Nebraska......UPIKE Freshman Bowler, Lucas Hohnstein, of Boise, Idaho has qualified as one of four collegiate bowlers for the televised finals in the 2012 USBC INTERCOLLEGIATE SINGLES NATIONAL FINALS, held at Sun Valley Lanes. Lucas started the day by bowling (6) games for seeding purposes into the match play bracket. Lucas posted games of, 152, 226, 211, 173, 211, 184 for a 1157 total, which is a 192.83 average. This made lucas the 23rd seed.
In match play, in his traditional mohawk haircut, he would get to work, with the task of winning 3 matches in a row, to advance to the TV finals, lose just 1 match and you are out. In round #1 he was faced off against #10 seed Chris Pierson, from Robert Morris (Illinois). The format calls for each bowler to bowl 3 games and total pins advances to next round. Lucas defeated Pierson 629-607, with games of 213-220-196. In round 2 he was faced against Cruise Webster, of Webber International. Lucas would put the spot light on him in this match, by rolling the first 11 strikes in game 2 of the match only to leave a 9 pin on the 12th shot, for a 299 game. Lucas defeated Webster 719-653 with games of 224-299-196. In round 3 he was up against #2 seed Francois Dussault, of Wichita State University. This was a back and forth shot by shot match with Lucas coming out on top, only when Dussault opened in the 9th frame, leaving the 7-10 split and and a costly open. Hohnstein defeated Dussault 750-710, to advance to the Televised finals, which will be taped on Saturday, April 21, 2012 and will air on CBS COLLEGE SPORTS TV NETWORK, sometime in May. After averaging only 192.83 for the first 6 games of the event, Lucas averaged an impressive 233.11 in the 9 games he bowled in match play.
In the first semi final on the TV Show #24 seed Anthony Fiorenzo, from Calumet College, will face #5 seed Geoffrey Young, of Wichita State University. In the 2nd semi-final match Hohnstein will face #19 seed Joseph Steiner, of Midland.