LIMA - The University of Northwestern Ohio men's bowling team added five new student-athletes to their roster by signing Terry Bonner Jr., Ryan Roxbury, Justin Smith, Justin Starn and Robert Wood Jr. The quintet is set to begin play in the 2012-13 season.
Bonner comes to UNOH from New Boston, Michigan, and Huron High School. He bowled to a second-place finish in the Division B high school state tournament and won a USBC youth state tournament in 2007. He has a 299 game, a 298 game and six 700 series.
Roxbury will come to UNOH from Cuyahoga Fall High School in northeast Ohio. He bowled an 827 series at the NOC tournament and also has a 299 game to his credit. He will major in Sports Management and Marketing at Northwestern Ohio.
"Ryan Roxbury will be an asset to the team, as he is a left handed power player," UNOH coach Todd Book said. "With his sister Raelyn returning for her second year, it will be nice to have two Roxbury's in the UNOH bowling program."
Smith came to UNOH from Monroe High School in Monroe, Michigan. He took first place in the city tournament in singles and team events, and he finished sixth in the 2012 state tournament. Smith was named All-League all four years in high school. He is majoring in Medical Office Management at UNOH.
"We are excited to add Justin Smith to our team," Book said. "Justin has been working very hard on his game and brings some nice tournament accomplishments to the Racers."
Starn came to Northwestern Ohio from Orrville High School in Ohio. He has five 300 games and 25 700 series to his credit.
"Justin brings several honor scores to the Racers resume and much tournament experience," Book said. "His game is solid and we look forward to having him."
Wood was a three-time All-Conference and three-time All-County bowler at Waterford Mott High School in Michigan. He won the Oakland County title for the first time in school history. Wood has a 300 game and over 40 700 series to his credit.
"Robert has a lot of local and regional accomplishments in his hometown of Waterford, Michigan, and will be a nice addition to the Racers portfolio," Book said.