Colombia sweeps gold medals in Mixed Team and All-Events in Under-16 Division

    07/03/15

    2015 PABCON Youth

    U.S. boys and Colombian girls share the gold medals in Under-21 Division

    2015PABCONYouthLogo.jpg Colombia won five gold medals and the United States two on the penultimate day of competition at the 2015 Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON) Youth Championships Thursday at Bolera Sede in Panamá City, Panamá.

    Colombia's Felipe Gil and Laura Garcia captured the gold medals in the Under-16 boys and girls All-Events and led their teammates Juan Londono and Ana Olaya to the gold medal in the Mixed Team event.

    Laura Plazas matched the feat in the girls Under-21 division as she claimed the gold medal with the Colombia four-player team and emerged as All-Events champion. The U.S. boys swept the medals in All-Events and teamed to win the fifth gold medal in as many events in the boys U21 Team event.

    Trailing Puerto Rico by 106 pins heading into the last game, the Colombian U16 mixed foursome posted a huge 922 game to overtake the Puerto Ricans (723) by 93 pins to win the team gold with 4649 and an average of 193.71.

    Jorge A. Rodriguez, Raymond Rodriguez, Paulina Torres and Taishaye Naranjo had to settle for the silver medal with 4556. Costa Rica's Thomas Stanley, Mathias Haehner, Ericka Quezada and Maria F. Aguiluz took bronze with 4479.

    Gil averaged 209.05 for 21 games to earn the gold medal in All-Events with 4390 total. Rodolfo Monacelli of Venezuela (4362) and Mathias Haehner of Costa Rica (4177) took silver and bronze, respectively.

    On girls' side, Garcia was playing in her own league out averaging her nearest competitor by more than 20 pins. Garcia won her fifth gold medal of the Championships with 4340 and an average of 206.67. Ericka Quezada of Costa Rica was 439 pins behind in second place with 3901 and Paulina Torres of Puerto Rico was third with 3893.

    Laura Plazas teamed with Veronica Cepeda, Isabella Correa and Juliana Franco to win the gold medal in the girls U21 Team event with 4826 total and an average of 201.08.

    2015PABCONYouthGirlsTeamUSA.jpgJunior Team USA's Sydney Brummett, Breanna Clemmer, Gazmine Mason and Stephanie Schwartz made a late charge (867) but fell 16 pins short of tying the Colombians to take the silver medal with 4810. Bronze went to Canada's Leigha Carnevale, Stephanie Adams, Mykaela Mitchel and Shaune Pine with 4688.

    L-R Schwartz, Clemmer, Brummett and Mason.

    Plazas used a 1216 series in the team event to overtake Singles champion Gazmine Mason by mere four pins to win her third gold medal in All-Events with 5009 total and an average of 208.71. Mason, who led by 87 pins after 3/4 events, had to settle for silver with 5005. Mykaela Mitchel was further 39 pins behind to take bronze with 4966.

    2015PABCONYouthBoysTeamUSA.jpgKamron Doyle, Wesley Low Jr., Michael Tang and Gregory Young Jr., who dominated the U21 boys field since the first day of competition, cruised to the gold medal in the Team event with 5487 pinfall total and an average of 228.63.

    L-R Tang, Doyle, Young and Low.

    Low led the team with 1440 (240 average) to wrap up the gold medal in All-Events with 5707 and an average of 237.79 for 24 games. Tang had 1372 to earn the silver medal with 5564 (231.83), Doyle got 1333 to take bronze with 5530 (230.42) while Young had 1342 to land in fourth place with 5406 (225.25).

    Costa Rica's Alberto Quezada, Jonaykel Conejo, David Villalobos and James Stanley were 314 pins behind in second place to earn the silver medal with 5173 and an average of 215.54. Canada's Sean Coutts, Mitch Hupe, Cedrick Ruest and Josh Brant-Parkin received the bronze medal with 5103 (212.63).

    Action shifts to the match-play Masters, which will conclude the Championships on Friday.

    2015PABCONYouthLogo_small.jpg The 2015 Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championships, which runs from June 27 through July 3 and takes place at Bolera Sede in Panama City, drew 139 youth bowlers from 16 countries, 103 (62 boys and 41 girls) in the Under-21 division and 36 (22 boys and 14 girls) in the Under-16 division.

    Players will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All-Events and match-play Masters.

     


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