The Apopka High School Boys Bowling has a new title, “National Champions.”

Bowling Team National TrophyThe Apopka team was in 3rd place after the morning qualifying round and advanced with 11 other teams to Round 2.  They dropped to 4th place and were one of the 8 teams that advanced to Round 3.    The team stayed in 4th place and edged out Bayside High School by 6 pins to make it to the semi-finals.

Apopka had the top score in the semi-finals; 237, 213 and a 269 for a 719 series.

They were matched against a team from New Mexico; The Rams of Rio Rancho High School.  The finals consisted of 3 Baker Games.

After Game 1 the Blue Daters were up by 14 pins (221 to 207).

Apopka’s lead dropped to only 5 pins after Game 2 (205 to 213).

Apopka Bowling TeamBoth teams struggled in Game 3, but in the end Apopka won the National Championship by 12 pins.  The final game score was 192 to 185 making the series scores 617 for Apopka and to 605 for Rio Rancho.

It was a long day.

“We were at the bowling alley for 12 hours today!” exclaimed Sue Moyer. “The team is all driving home to Apopka tonight. We are so proud of Nick, Gage and Keith for their showing yesterday in the Individual contest.  And today the team became the National Champions. The boys brought it home for Apopka! It has been a long weekend. Stressful, overwhelming, exciting and everything in-between. The boys are truly blessed with great skill.”

The team and coaches:  Coach Todd Hauser, Keith Horton, Keyfer Koppe, Pete Vergos, Gage Stelling, Nick Moyer, Alex Highfield, Coach Doug Campbell, Coach Bud Endicott

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The inaugural US High School Bowling National Championships was held in south Florida. The Apopka High School Boys Bowling Team competed against the best teams in the country.

Yesterday was the Singles Competition. Kieth Horton and Nick Moyer made it to Round 4 (16 bowlers), but the cumulative score system kept them from making it to the Round of 8… Use this link to read the round by round coverage from yesterday.

The U.S. High School Bowling Foundation is hosting the 2016 U.S. High School Bowling National Championship in Greater Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This inaugural post-season event was created to showcase the best boys and girls high school bowlers from across the country and to promote the importance and growth of high school bowling across the United States!

The 2016 U.S. High School Bowling National Championship is a two-day competition featuring both “Singles” and “Team” events in both Boys and Girls divisions.

 


 

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