Wisconsin bowler rolls first 800 series of 2012 USBC Open Championships


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    2012USBCOCHenryTeetzIII.jpgHenry Teetz III (pictured left) of West Allis, Wis., calmly threw three of the best shots of his United States Bowling Congress Open Championships career to cap off the first 800 series of the 2012 event and claim the Regular Singles lead at the Baton Rouge River Center on April 1.

    The 40-year-old right-hander struck 21 times in his final 24 shots to grab the top spot with games of 232, 279 and 289 for 800 on the nose. Andrew Kleutgen of Wild Rose, Wis., previously held the lead with 785.

    "I can't describe how I'm feeling," said Teetz, who broke the 700 mark at the USBC Open Championships only one other time, while maintaining a 203.5 average for 20 years. "It's actually been a great tournament for me. The guys I bowl with are great and helped me calm down, so I could do what I did. It's just a great experience. It's the first time I've experienced something like this at this type of event."

    Teetz added a 645 series in doubles and 617 in team for a career-best all-events total of 2,062. He and 2009 Regular All-Events champion Ron Vokes, who had 1,870, helped Five Horsemen of Racine, Wis., into the Team All-Events lead with a 9,731 total. They were joined by senior standout Ben Hoefs (1,987), Kyle Geurtsen (1,962) and Mike Jamrose (1,850). Legend of Dung Ho of Cerritos, Calif., previously held the Team All-Events lead with 9,666.


    Three more perfect games at USBC Open Championships

    2012USBCOCTJSchmidt.jpgT.J. Schmidt (left) of Osceola, Ind., Michael Sagers of Clearfield, Utah, and Jonathan Dunbar of Powhatan, Va., bowled the sixth, seventh and eighth perfect games of this year's USBC Open Championships at the Baton Rouge River Center.

    This was Schmidt's second perfect game in as many years, making him just the 22nd bowler in history to record multiple 300 games at the Open Championships.

    The 23-year-old right-hander became an instant celebrity last year at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., when he shot 300 en route to an 855 series during doubles. He is one of 31 bowlers who have achieved perfection and rolled an 800 series in their careers on the championship lanes.

    2012USBCOCMichaelSagers.jpgSchmidt added games of 168 and 222 for a 690 total. Steven Zimmer of Louisville, Ky., contributed games of 235, 235 and 237 for a 707 set, and the duo moved into fourth place in Regular Doubles with a 1,397 total. Hugh Miller of Mercer Island, Wash., and Adam Barta of Girard, Ohio, lead with 1,429. Schmidt finished with 705 in singles and 595 in team for a 1,990 all-events total.

    Sagers (right) rolled 12 consecutive strikes during the second game of his team event on April 1. It was the first 300 recorded during team competition this year.

    2012USBCOCJonathanDunbar.jpgThe 33-year-old right-hander's 300 was sandwiched between games of 203 and 238 for a 741 series. His efforts helped A Case of the Grabs of Sacramento, Calif., to a 2,804 team total. Nicholas J's Pro Shop 2 of La Crosse, Wis., leads Regular Team with 3,401.

    Sagers closed out his 2012 tournament campaign with 644 in singles and 541 in doubles for a 1,926 all-events total.

    Dunbar (left) picked the perfect moment for the first 300 of his bowling career. It came in his third game of doubles April 2 after starting with 180 and 267. He finished with a 747 series and teamed with Sam Tutoro of Chesterfield, Va., for a 1,267 doubles total.

    The 34-year-old right-hander capped off his fifth Open Championships appearance with 554 in singles and 514 in team for a 1,815 all-events total.


    A look ahead

    There is some exciting live stream action on the Open Championships schedule this week, including three-time champion John Gaines and two-time winner John Janawicz at 9:30 p.m. EDT on April 3 and Team USA member Stefanie Nation and her team on April 6 at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

    Also this week, Dick Jones of Brigantine, N.J. (April 3-4), will celebrate 50 years on the tournament lanes.

    2012USBCOCLogo_small.jpg Sponsors for the 2012 USBC Open Championships include Circus Circus Reno, Eldorado Hotel Casino Reno and Silver Legacy Resort Casino Reno. Other sponsors include the Belle of Baton Rouge, official brackets sponsor; Kegel, official lane maintenance provider; Humana, official registration sponsor; Bud Light and Budweiser, official beer sponsors; The Advocate, official publication sponsor; Brunswick, official lane provider; US Steltronic, official scoring system; Storm Bowling Products and Nationwide Insurance.


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    2012 USBC Open Championships - Regular Division

    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    1, Nicholas J's Pro Shop 2 (Nick Heilman, Matt Mysliwiec, Greg Pizl, Trevor Yonan, Andy Mills), La Crosse, Wis., 3,401. 2, ND Storm 1, Mandan, N.D., 3,227. 3, Nicholas J's Pro Shop, La Crosse, Wis., 3,204. 4, Jr. Team USA Support 1, Mansfield, Texas, 3,170. 5, Ray Cyr's Pro Shop, Baldwinsville, N.Y., 3,168. 6, Bud Light Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wis., 3,154. 7, Strike FX Pro Shop 1, Newport, R.I., 3,151. 8, Bob's Custom Decks, Romeoville, Ill., 3,144. 9, Five Horsemen, Racine, Wis., 3,139. 10(tie), Solid9proshop 1, Taylorville, Ill., and Lake Ripley Lanes, Waterloo, Wis., 3,134.

    1, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash./Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio, 1,429. 2, Chris Hans, Rocky Mount, N.C./Ryan Whitney, Lewisville, Texas, 1,420. 3, Paul Marmolejo, Rialto, Calif./Alex Marmolejo, Alta Loma, Calif., 1,398. 4, Steven Zimmer, Louisville, Ky./T.J. Schmidt, Osceola, Ind., 1,397. 5(tie), Patrick Smart/Rick Meneley, Santa Maria, Calif., and Gary Schmit, Grand Prairie, Texas/Steve Schmit, Random Lake, Wis., 1,368. 7(tie), David Meyer, Staatsburg, N.Y./Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., and Jeffrey Mersch, Orlando, Fla./Erik Vermilyea, Mansfield, Texas, 1,363. 9, Robert Raymond/Jay Nephew, Oakland Park, Fla., 1,360. 10(tie), Jeremy Crist, Bemus Point, N.Y./Jeff Wadsworth, Lakewood, N.Y., and Kevin Haynie/Jeff Campbell II, Amarillo, Texas, 1,347.

    1, Henry Teetz III, West Allis, Wis., 800. 2, Andrew Kleutgen, Wild Rose, Wis., 785. 3, Ryan Whitney, Lewisville, Texas, 773. 4, Camden Rokita, Springfield, Ill., 763. 5, Vayle Floria, Cerritos, Calif., 755. 6, Robert Baldwin, State College, Pa., 751. 7(tie), Michael Tucker, Las Vegas, Kevin Reinhardt, Schaumburg, Ill., and Sean Mason, Brookings, S.D., 742. 10(tie), Tim Burnett, Rushville, N.Y., and Jeffrey Ward, Lancaster, N.Y., 739.

    1, Ryan Whitney, Lewisville, Texas, 2,170. 2, Nick Heilman, La Crosse, Wis., 2,121. 3, Terry Syring, Bay City, Mich., 2,087. 4, Camden Rokita, Springfield, Ill., 2,080. 5, Steven Zimmer, Lousiville, Ky., 2,079. 6, Michael Tucker, Las Vegas, 2,078. 7, Henry Teetz III, West Allis, Wis., 2,062. 8, Sean Mason, Brookings, S.D., 2,057. 9, Larry Porter, Whitesboro, N.Y., 2,054. 10, Jeff Wadsworth, Lakewood, N.Y., 2,052.

    Team All-Events
    1, Five Horsemen (Mike Jamrose, Ron Vokes, Kyle Geurtsen, Ben Hoefs, Henry Teetz III), Racine, Wis., 9,731. 2, Legend of Dung Ho, Cerritos, Calif., 9,666. 3, Nicholas J's Pro Shop 2, La Crosse, Wis., 9,632. 4, Ray Cyr's Pro Shop, Baldwinsville, N.Y., 9,521. 5, Young and Reckless, Shepherdsville, Ky., 9,507. 6, Jr. Team USA Support 1, Mansfield, Texas, 9,505. 7, Jr. Team USA Support 2, Mansfield, Texas, 9,487. 8, Meczynskis 1, Buffalo, N.Y., 9,376. 9, ND Storm 1, Mandan, N.D., 9,366. 10, Shirts4Bowling.com, Portland, Ore., 9,355.


    2012 USBC Open Championships - Classified Division

    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    1, Frazee 2 (Greg Mickelson, Jon Smith, Bill King, Mark Bylander, Mark Kemper), Vergas, Minn., 2,678. 2, K Lines 2, Gildford, Mont., 2,658. 3, Lani Ohana, Honolulu, 2,650. 4, Schmidt Motors, Ogallala, Neb., 2,639. 5, Donnas Lounge 2, Sheffield, Iowa, 2,631. 6, Bluedog Blazers, Webster, S.D., 2,614. 7, Burnside Taxidermy, New Effington, S.D., 2,594. 8(tie), Easy Five, Palmyra, Neb., and Ford Health Services, Chappell, Neb., 2,588. 10, X Factor 2, Bowie, Md., 2,573.

    1, Randy Tennant, Onida, S.D./Tim Luken, Gettysburg, S.D., 1,231. 2, Daniel Broussard, Broussard, La./Rob Clark, Rayne, La., 1,196. 3, Lenny Boogaard, Osakis, Minn./Larry Sorenson, West Union, Minn., 1,187. 4, Jewell Ownbey/Forrest Ownbey, Newport, Wash., 1,182. 5, Jeremy Skelenar/Bobby Turner, Kearney, Neb., 1,177. 6, Eric Douglass, Goldfield, Iowa/Dale Helgevold, Osceola, Iowa, 1,170. 7, Paul Reker, New Ulm, Minn./Norman Skarphol, Madelia, Minn., 1,163. 8, Kristine Kreuser, Wayne, Ill./Keith White, Gurnee, Ill, 1,153. 9,Gerald Hardy/Eunice, La./Harold Fils, Lafayette, La., 1,150. 10, Brian Engleman, Hawarden, Iowa/Chad Vlotho, Ireton, Iowa, 1,146.

    1, Joel Fee, Pella, Iowa, 655. 2, Dennis Hanson, Harbor Beach, Mich., 640. 3, Rick Richter, Primghar, Iowa, 634. 4, Dustin Space, Minden, Neb., 613. 5, Sheldon Goldberg, Hollywood, Fla., 607. 6(tie), Randy Tennant, Onida, S.D., and Dennis Friest, Radcliffe, Iowa, 605. 8, Dondi Pratt, Eufaula, Okla. 598. 9, Bob Dorn, Little Falls, Minn., 597. 10, Brandon Meyer, Eagle Grove, Iowa, 596.

    1, Dennis Poepping, Alexandria, Minn., 1,746. 2, Paul Schrubbe, Horicon, Wis., 1,742. 3, Sheldon Goldberg, Hollywood, Fla., 1,739. 4, Terry Turner, Shoreline, Wash., 1699. 5, Daniel Broussard, Broussard, La., 1,684. 6, Roger Munson, Belmond, Iowa, 1683. 7, Mike Raburn, Cleveland, Tenn., 1,676. 8, Ken Valenzuela, Brighton, Colo., 1,673. 9, Jeremy Skelnar, Kearney, Neb., 1,665. 10(tie), Jason Hart, Owosso, Mich., and Dennis Gore Jr., Laurel, Md., 1,664.