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Saints Men Finish Fourth at First WHAC Jamboree of 2022-23

Saints Men Finish Fourth at First WHAC Jamboree of 2022-23


Sterling Heights, Mich. – The AQ men’s bowling team competed in the first WHAC jamboree of the season today (Oct. 8) at Five Star Lanes. Aquinas finished the event in fourth place with an accumulative pin total of 7,297 pins that featured four baker games consisting of 802, 775, 781, and 797 scores.

Lawrence Tech won the event with a pin total of 7,703. Siena Heights (7,524 pins) and Indiana Tech (7,479 pins) rounded out the top three schools, finishing in second and third place respectively.

Michael Deming was the top-ranked bowler for Aquinas finishing in tenth place at the WHAC jamboree. He finished in tenth place with a four-game total of 889. His 889 pin total featured game scores of 247, 202, 258, and 182, good for an impressive 222.25 pins per game average.

James Ruoff finished just behind Deming in 12th place with a pin total of 876. His 219 pin per game average came from scores of 222, 187, 235, and 232.

Abery Thomas III also averaged over 200 pins per game after knocking over 839 pins over the course of four games. His 21st place finish resulted from individual game scores of 190, 182, 267, and 200 pins.

Brandon Foster bowled three games for a pin total of 619, good for an average of 206.33 pins per game. He bowled a 153 in his first game, followed by scores of 198 and 268 in games three and four for an overall finish in 56th place

Jonathan Garland and Jack Wicker both bowled two games for the Saints and finished in 84th and 86th place, respectively. Garland scored 174 and 212 in his two games, averaging 193 pins per game. Wicker scored a 176 and 189 in his two games for an average of 182.5 pins per game.

Dylan Vermilyea bowled a 168 in the one game that he played to finish 111th overall.

AQ is back in action next weekend (Oct. 15) for the Cornerstone Classic at Fairlanes in Grandville, Michigan. The event is set to begin at 8:00 AM.

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