Last weekend the Butte youth bowlers took to the lanes to compete in the 14th Annual USBC Youth City Championships at Star Lanes.
This year featured a total of 79 youth competitors over all the divisions. The youth not only competed for a place on the podium but they also competed for scholarships. The Handicapped All Events winners in each division received a scholarship. In addition, this year there was a participation award for a scholarship. Every youth that bowled in an event was entered into a random drawing, this allowed everyone at every skill level to have an opportunity to win a scholarship.
Joslyn Klapan was the high scorer of the tournament winning the scratch all events title. On her run to the title she out averaged the field by 9 pins. She knocked down 1,761 pins over nine games (196 average). Along the way to the all events title she rolled the girl’s high game of 242 and had a series of 629 pins. The boy’s high game, and high game of the tournament, came from Brady Garner with a 246. He also put together the boy’s high scratch series of 600.
Tourney first place winners follow (* represents scholarship winners):
Team Event: Throw it Better: (Kyra Bragg, Morgan Meagor, Kole Bragg, Joslyn Klapan) 2,460.
Doubles: Joslyn Klapan and Lucas Forthofer 1,251.
Singles: Joslyn Klapan 654.
Handicapped All Events: Girls – Joslyn Klapan* 1,914; Boys – Treyton Betterman* 1,859.
Scratch All Events: Girls – Joslyn Klapan 1,761; Boys – Kayden Dziak 1,682.
Team Event: Bull Pups: (Sydney Keller, Taylor Garrett, Cassie Fitzpatrick, Connor Allen) 2,471.
Doubles: Kayli Thomas and Arianna Grundhauser 1,255.
Singles: Connor Allen 693.
Handicapped All Events: Girls – Charlize Forthofer* 1,884; Boys – Brendan O’Boyle* 1,972.
Scratch All Events: Girls – Sydney Keller 1,222; Boys – Brendan O’Boyle 1366.
Team Event: Strikers: (Brylynn Sawtell, Kolton Johnson, Jackson Alberty, Jaxson Craig) 1,592.
Doubles: Aspyn Danielson and Arianna Garcia 843.
Singles: Caleb Heard 478.
Handicapped All Events: Girls – Hannah Black* 1,326; Boys – Mason Shogren* 1,302.
Scratch All Events: Girls – Addyson Hayes 604; Boys – Kyler Rector 750.
— Submitted by Galen Rich, Butte USBC Bowling Association Manager