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2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games Bowling RECAP

2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games Bowling RECAP

The 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games' Bowling competition is complete! Bowlers from around the nation traveled to Des Moines to compete against the best and the competition was definitely intense! The first day of bowling featured singles competition from boys and girls in age division ranging from 10 and under to the 15-19 division. Out of 34 contestants only 23 advanced to the semi-final round. After semi-finals, the field was cut down to 19. After the first day, Christopher Cole, Devin Chalifour, Mabel Cummins, Tony Zaddach and Abigail Moeller had all earned gold medals in their respective divisions. 

The second day of bowling brought doubles competition. Qualifying teams made it through the semifinals, creating a total of 14 pairs to compete in the finals. At the end of finals, only one pair in each age group was able to take home a gold medal and bragging rights. Those pairs were: Christopher Cole and Christopher Strzalkowski, Jonathon Cole and Justin Nelson, Mikkayle Black and Abbey Whitson, Blake Miller and Mabel Cummins, Cooper Neavill and Cameron Ralston, Claire Turner and Abigail Moeller and Angela Rodriguez and Tony Zaddach. 

On the third and final day, team competition began. Five teams kicked off the team competition and at the end of the bowling event in the 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games, Team Skore swept the team competition away with three gold medals in three different age division. Team Skore had four total teams in the bowling event, one in the 14U division, two in the Male 15-19 and one in the CoEd 15-19. Team Skore #4 (Abbey Whitson, Blake Miller, Mabel Cummins, Mikayla Black, Jessica Kozakewicz, Stephen Strzalkowski) came in 1st in the 14U division, and Team Skore #3 (Katie Long, Natasha Nelson, Derek Baker, Dalton Fields, Caytlin Fields, Caitlyn Baker)was at the top of the pack in the CoEd 15-19 over 3 States Strong (Devin Chalifour, Jacob Brophy, Claire Turner, Cooper Neavill, Cameron Ralston, Abigail Moeller). In the Male 15-19 division, Team Skore #1 (Christopher Cole, Angela Rodriguez, Andre Goldsmith – Howard, Damien Hutchcraft, Jordan Bryant, Michael Cheresko) outscored Team Skore #2 (Christopher Strzalkowski, Johnathan Cole, Justin Nelson, Ricky Rutenbar, Tony Zaddach, Anthony Beck Jr) giving them the first and second place spots in the division. 

Congratulations to everyone who competed at this event and we hope to see you again next year in Hampton Roads! 



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