Nov. 5, 2012 

Gordon Vadakin
Phone (316) 978-7655
Fax (316) 978-6056
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Shockers Sweep Jayhawk Collegiate Classic Titles 

WICHITA, Kan. – The Shocker men’s and women’s bowling teams dominate their fields to earn top honors this weekend at the second annual Jayhawk Collegiate Classic tournament in Lawrence, Kan.

The men’s team dominated their field with a 260-pin win over second place University of Kansas. The men’s junior varsity (JV) team also claimed the top spot in their field, pulling ahead of the University of Kansas JV team by more than 1,900 pins.

Three men earned All-Tournament Team honors for their efforts during the competition. Junior Devin Bidwell (Moorpark, Calif.), took home a third place finish, averaging 227.3 over the course of six games. Senior Marcus Berndt (Malmo, Sweden), averaged 221.7 for a fourth place finish. Junior Blake Demore (Springfield, Mo.), finished fifth with a 218.3 average.

“This was a good early season event where we got a number of things done on both sides, the men and women,” Assistant Coach Mark Lewis said. “It was a close event, which is nice, with a number of long trips coming up. We also were able to get some of our new players some experience that will help us down the road.”

The men weren’t the only ones who shined at the tournament. The Lady Shockers dominated their field by more than 1,300 pins.

Three women took home an All-Tournament Team honor for their work on the lanes. Senior Jazreel Tan (Singapore) led the women’s field with a 232.0 average for the tournament. Junior Allie Ijams (Mission Viejo, Calif.) finished in second place with a 225.3 average. Freshman Dasha Kovalova (Moscow, Russia), averaged 219 for the tournament, taking home a third place finish.

The two-day tournament consisted of six team games and 20 Baker games. A total of 12 teams competed on the men’s side while six competed on the women’s.

This was the third tournament of the season for the Shockers.For more information on Shocker Bowling, visit www.wichita.edu/bowling.

The Rhatigan Student Center has been the major financial and administrative supporter of the Wichita State University bowling program since 1959.