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NCAA Bowling

Firestorm Bowling Opens Season at Floria Financial Services Open

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Bowling | Wed, Dec. 1, 2021

Diamond Bar, CA – Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, the Arizona Christian University Bowling team traveled to California for their first out-of-state tournament where they competed in the Floria Financial Services Open against Grand Canyon University, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Fresno State, Arizona State, UC Davis, San Jose State, Cal Poly, OUAZ, and Cal Fullerton. The team maintained composure while competing against larger schools and the other teams soon took notice.  Head coach Dallas Bivens told his team, “they are talking about the Christian School.”

The tournament consisted of five team games then ten Baker games. The team played well together, developing more confidence and comradery during the Baker games. Despite their smaller numbers, the team bowled well recording scores in the 190s, 200s and 220. The team-high score for the Baker games was 250.

At the end of the tournament, ACU placed fourth behind GCU, UNLV and Fresno State. Three ACU bowlers finished in the top 20: Russell Bivins 7th, Payton Workman 16th, and CJ Todeschi 20th. Taking pride in what was accomplished, Xavier Watkins, a senior who has been on the team since its inception, said, “I’ve been to the youth state football playoffs, but this has been the greatest athletic experience I’ve had.”

Coach Bivens had this to say about the team: “The team has been focused on our individual relationships with God. Not only do we pray to open and close our practices, but we hold each other accountable for our Christian walks. This was never so evident as when we competed this weekend and made several strategic player moves. Selflessly, the team supported each other, encouraging and exemplifying servant leadership! In the end, we gave all the glory and honor to the Lord, and we’re overwhelmed with how He used us this weekend.”

The Firestorm bowling team is back in action December 18th and 19th at the Glenn Carlson Invitational in Las Vegas.

Roll Storm!

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