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Robert Morris-Illinois women, Lindenwood men capture 2014 Intercollegiate Team title

Pikeville's Katelyn Simpson and Urbana's Graham Fach named the tournament's MVPs


The Robert Morris-Illinois women (l.) and Lindenwood men (r.) captured national titles at the 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships on Friday. Robert Morris-Illinois swept Pikeville, 3-0, while Lindenwood eliminated Urbana, 3-0. CBS Sports Network will air the championship matches May 20 and 27, resp.

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Diana Zavjalova, Francois Lavoie win 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships

International bowlers dominate the men's and women's championships rounds

2014ISCDianaZavjalovaFrancoisLavoie_small.jpg Webber International's Diana Zavjalova and Wichita State's Francois Lavoie (pictured, l-r) took home individual titles at the 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships on Friday. Zavjalova of Latvia, the 2013 USBC Queens champion, defeated Wichita State's Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia, 290-247, to claim the women's title, while Canadian Lavoie, the 2013 World Champion in Trios, outlasted Midland's Perry Crowell, 217-188, to take home the hardware on the men's side.

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Finalists set for 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships

2014ITCXBowlingLogo2_small.jpg The Pikeville women will face off against Robert Morris-Illinois, while the Urbana men will take on Lindenwood to crown champions Friday at the 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships. Four teams from a field of 32 collegiate programs made their way through the double-elimination match-play bracket to make the nationally televised finals. CBS Sports Network will air the women's final on May 20, while the men's final will air May 27.

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Eight teams undefeated at 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships


Four men's and four women's teams remain undefeated at the 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships after two rounds of double-elimination match play Wednesday. Defending champion Robert Morris-Illinois, Urbana, San Jose State and Lindenwood left the Reno-Sparks Convention Center unscathed on the men's side, while Pikeville, Grand View, Robert Morris-Illinois and Sacred Heart went unbeaten on the women's side.

United States


Maynard Johnson joins 100,000-Pin Club at USBC Open Championships

Three more bowlers celebrate milestones at 2014 event; Jeff Grego tops singles standings at National Bowling Stadium; Three bowlers roll perfect games at 2014 Open Championships

2014USBCOCMaynardJohnson_small.jpgMaynard Johnson of Crystal, Minn., became the 15th member of the 100,000-Pin Club at the USBC Open Championships during his singles event April 13 at the NBS. The 83-year-old right-hander entered the 2014 tournament with a career pinfall of 98,753 and needed 1,247 pins to reach the milestone in his 61st USBC Open Championships appearance. At the 2013 event, Johnson became the 17th bowler in tournament history to reach 60 years of participation.

Collegiate Bowling


McKendree's Johnson, Wichita State's Roumimper named Collegiate MVPs

2014CollegiateMVPsAJJohnsonTannyaRoumimper_small.jpg McKendree junior AJ Johnson and Wichita State senior Tannya Roumimper (Indonesia) were named Most Valuable Players for the 2013-14 college bowling season Tuesday night by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association. Johnson and Roumimper were honored with the rest of the All-Americans at the Night of Champions banquet held Tuesday in conjunction with the 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships, which will open Wednesday at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

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Semifinalists determined for XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships

2014ISCSemifinalists_small.jpg It's down to for men and four women at the 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships. Wichita State's Heather Melvin will be joined in Friday's semifinals by teammate Tannya Roumimper, Nebraska's Elise Bolton and Webber International's Diana Zavjalova. The men's semifinal will feature Notre Dame-Ohio's Chris Via, Midland's Perry Crowell, Wichita State's Francois Lavoie (Canada) and Webber International's Gabriel Garcia-Rinelli.



Colorado bowler Amos Gordon brings the number of 900 series to 25

20140411AmosGordon900_small.jpg Amos Gordon (pictured) of Colorado Springs, Colo., became the first bowler in the state of Colorado to roll three consecutive 300 games on his way to a 900 series on April 11. The 29-year-old right-hander had 36 consecutive strikes at the Friday Night Mixed Early league at Thunder Alley Bowling Center in nearby Fort Carson, Colo., to become the 24th bowler in history to record a perfect series. The achievement is pending approval from the United States Bowling Congress and would be the 25th USBC-approved 900.

USBC High School


Louisiana High School to receive grant through Youth Education Services Fund

2014YESStAmantHighSchool_small.jpg St. Amant High School in St. Amant, La., which launched its bowling program this past season, has been selected to receive a $2,500 grant through the High School Grant Program of the Youth Education Services (YES) Fund. Administered by the International Bowling Campus Youth Development team, the High School Grant Program provides grants to high school bowling programs that show a financial need because of budget cuts or other changes, or for schools that are starting a new program.

Collegiate Women's Bowling


Sam Houston State earns first NCAA title in any sport in Women's Bowling Championship

2014NCAASamHoustonStateBearkats_small.jpg The women's bowling team won the first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) title in any sport for Sam Houston State Saturday night, when the Bearkats (photo upset last year's champion Nebraska in the best-of-seven games title match, 4-2, to win the 2014 National Collegiate Women's Bowling Championship. In the sixth game, Nebraska suffered three open frames in the first seven while Sam Houston rolled a clean game to seal the victory, 195-165.

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Bowl for the Cure Fabulous Four journey ends in Reno

2014USBCWCBowlfortheCureFabulousFour_small.jpg The five-day journey for the Bowl for the Cure® Fabulous Four essay contest winners came to a close at the 2014 USBC Women's Championships on Saturday. Kathy Adams of Bountiful, Utah, Barb Demorest of Bellingham, Wash., Kristal Kelley of Smithfield, N.C., and Shannon Thompson of Spring Creek, Nev., already had visited the headquarters of Susan G. Komen® in Dallas and the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas.

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New era underway at USBC Women's Championships

Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev., United States (April 11-29 June, 2014)

2014USBCWCRibbonCutting_small.jpg A new era in USBC Women's Championships history was ushered in Friday at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center as the 2014 event got underway. The 95th running of the world's largest participatory sporting event for women welcomed four-player teams for the first time and saw the introduction of new average-based divisions, while the tournament made its return to an all-scratch format. The 81-day event is making its record ninth trip to The Biggest Little City in the World.



Page joins Kulick as Athlete Representatives on USBC Board



Rhino Page of Dade City, Fla., will join Kelly Kulick on Union, N.J., on the United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors starting Aug. 1. Kulick (l.) was re-elected to a second term to the USBC Board while Page (r.) was elected for the first time by the Athletes Advisory Council. Kulick's first term will expire at the end of the season; Page replaces Tony Manna Jr., who is completing his third and final term. Board members are limited to three terms.

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Collegiate national titles up for grabs next week


College bowling's national champions will be crowned next week as the top individuals and teams in the country will descend upon Reno, Nev., for the XBowling Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships. The Reno-Sparks Convention Center, with 44 specially constructed lanes, will play host for the pinnacle events of the college bowling season.

United States


Wisconsin group leads three events at USBC Open Championships

New York's Derek Magno tops singles standings; New York's Michael Walker II rolls fifth perfect game of 2014 event

2014USBCOCJanzsHI_small.jpgTim Damerow of Waupun, Wis., posted a career-best 2,228 all-events total to secure the Regular All-Events lead at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships on April 4, and he lifted Janz's H.I. of Beaver Dam, Wis. (pictured left), into the top spot in Team All-Events with a 10,363 total, the fourth-highest score in tournament history. Damerow also teamed with Beaver Dam's Joe Janz to take the Regular Doubles lead with 1,378.



NASCAR driver Aric Almirola visits the International Bowling Campus

2014GoBowling400Logo_small.jpg 2014NASCAREricAlmirola_small.jpgAric Almirola knows a little something about NASCAR, and on Friday he learned a little more about bowling. Almirola, 30, was behind the wheel of the No. 43 car for Richard Petty Motorsports last year at Pocono Raceway, and he will be driving the car once again when the 400 takes place Aug. 3 at Pocono.

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Wisconsin team breaks record at 2014 USBC Open Championships


After a close call last year, Motion Plus Lanes of Greenfield, Wis. (pictured), returned to the National Bowling Stadium and left its mark in the USBC Open Championships record books with the highest team score in 111 years of tournament competition. The group posted games of 1,269, 1,177 and 1,115 for a 3,561 total, 23 pins better than the previous record of 3,538, rolled by 2013 Regular Team champion Lodge Lanes Too of Orlando, Fla.

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NAIA Invitational: Robert Morris men, Webber women win titles

2014NAIALogo_small.jpgThe Robert Morris-Illinois men and Webber International women took the titles Sunday at the 2014 NAIA Invitational Team Championship. Robert Morris went undefeated in match play and capped off its run with a 3-1 win over Midland in the best-of-five championship match. Webber entered the championship match with one loss and beat previously unbeaten Robert Morris, 3-1 and 3-0, in consecutive matches to take the title.

United States


Hall of Famer Bob Hart joins 100,000-Pin Club at USBC Open Championships

Minnesota bowler rolls perfect game at National Bowling Stadium; Father and son take Regular Doubles lead

2014USBCOCBeverlyandBobHart_small.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Bob Hart (pictured left with wife Beverly) of Suwanee, Ga., became the 14th bowler in 111 years of USBC Open Championships history to join the tournament's elite 100,000-Pin Club. The 76-year-old right-hander entered the event just 472 pins shy of the milestone and solidified his place in the records books with a ringing 10 pin in the fifth frame of his third team game at the National Bowling Stadium on April 1.



Inaugural World Bowling Coach Conference concludes in Arlington, Texas

Paeng Nepomuceno becomes the 25th active USBC Gold coach and the first from Asia


After three days of seminars and discussions featuring the top bowling coaches in the world, the inaugural World Bowling Coach Conference came to a close at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday. The conference was held in conjunction with World Bowling, the world governing body for the sport. The conference drew nearly 100 coaches, including 15 of the 24 active USBC Gold coaches, and 28 countries were represented.

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