ADRIAN, Mich. -- The University of Northwestern Ohio men's bowling team won the inaugural Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Jamboree. The Racers topped 7 other WHAC bowling teams. The women's team finished third out of five teams.
The Racers men's team averaged 189 on very difficult lane conditions to pull out the victory, with total points including bonus points for winning matches of 7209, 147 pins above second-place Davenport University.
In the Team game portion of the tournament, Ricky Vargo led the Racers varsity squad with an impressive 219.33 average and a high game of 255. Also bowling for the Racers varsity squad were Thomas Brusseau with a high game of 221, Lee Keaser with a high game of 245, Anthony Kennard with a high game of 215, Charles Fella with a high game of 210, and Taylor Booth with a high game of 187.
The Racers were strong in the Baker game portion of the tournament with a high game of 234.
Best spare shooting went to Vargo, with an 89.29% conversion ratio. Kennard led the Racers in pocket percentage, hitting the pocket 50.59% of the time. Of those pocket shots, Kennard struck 74.42% of the time
On the junior varsity side, the Racers finished fourth out of seven teams. Chris Eldridge led the Racers JV squad with a 181.25 average, and the only 200 game of the day with a high game of 221. Also bowling for the Racers were Dexter Bannister with a high game of 186, Zac Gay with a high game of 189, Todd Keen with a high game of 191, Justin Smith with a high game of 196, and Justin Starn with a high game of 163.
Starn was very impressive through the entire tournament in single pin conversions. He was 100% on converting single pins (16/16). Overall, Starn was the best spare shooter for the UNOH JV squad with a 75.68% conversion ratio. Keen led the Racers with pocket percentage of 45.95%.
The Lady Racers bowling team finished third, trailing only Davenport and Indiana Tech, which finished first and second, respectively.
Bethany Pellman led the Lady Racers in average with a 180.5, and was also the best spare shooter with a 70.27% conversion ratio. Casey Feltz bowled the best individual game of the day with a 207, followed by Pellman with a 193, Manda Moberly with a 180, Allison Kemp with a 175, and Heather Austin with a 171. Austin also led the women in hitting the pocket at 26.83% of the time.
The UNOH bowling teams travel to Dayton this weekend for the Orange and Black tournament, hosted by Pikeville University.