The sixth annual Hammer Junior Hall of Fame Tournament drew 96 teams, up from 72 a year ago, and awarded $10,000 in scholarship funds, nearly double a year ago, on Sunday at AMF Bowlero, tournament organizer Shannon Labinski reported.
Each team consisted of an adult Hall of Fame member or celebrity and two youth bowlers.
Think about what that means: 292 bowlers. What an amazing event!
Highlights of the event included Andy Mills’ 804 series in qualifying, the first 800 in the history of the event, and Paul Bober’s perfect game, the first since Dave Beres’ 300 in the first event in 2007, Labinski reported.
The winning team was adult Joe Alivo and juniors Adam Wrycha and Sean Looby. The won $1,500 and Hammer Arson Pearl bowling balls.
The second place team was adult Roger Dalkin and juniors Jacob Schwefel and Tyler Tschetter. They earned $900 and Hammer Brick balls.
The third place team was adult Dale Traber and juniors Charlie Fischer and Dylan Haertl. They won $750 and Hammer 3-ball rolling bags.
The fourth place team was adult Michael James and and juniors Armando Astemborski and Yair Macagon. They earned $600 and Hammer bags
The remainder of the standings are at the end of this blog.
The event was sponsored by Hammer Bowling, the Greater Milwaukee Bowling Association, Milwaukee Women’s Bowling Association, Milwaukee Men’s Hall of Fame, Milwaukee Women’s Hall of Fame, AMF Bowlero, Pepsi, Cliff Barnes Pro Shops, Chris Hoffmann Photography and many local businesses.
“I was truly impressed by the amount of youth talent we had competing and I am excited about where the sport is headed with the many positive role models we have within bowling here in the Midwest!” Labinski said in her news release. “Five out of the six JHOFT champion teams have been led by Hall of Fame members. We have a lot of young talented adults bowling in this event, but there is something to be said about the experience the Hall of Fame members bring to this team atmosphere.”
Next year’s event is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 10 at AMF Bowlero.
(adult listed first)
5th Place: $500 & VISE Tote Bags
Scott Scheucher, Greg Faber & Julia DeAngelis
6th Place: $400
Rick Volhard, Adam Zydzik & Sam Reinke
7th Place: $250
Glenn Schwandt, Brandon Biondo & James Rogers III
8th Place: $200
Toni Filter, Brent Boho & Sam Kivimaki
9th-24th Place: $150
Ray Schrubbe, Jacob Bell & Mitch Reichert
Rob Lange, Patrick Arne & Sean Puffer
Bobby Jakel, Austin Cuttting & Kristen Delano
Joe Natoli, Katie Wilson & Samantha Wanke
Gus Yannaras, Grant Waala & Jacob Rubach
Rich Blake, Brendon Zimdars & Savannah Zimdars
Linda Zimdars, Quinton Letts & Ryan Buechler
Jeff Selec, Kayleigh Bitters & Sarah Paasch
David Labinski, Joe Hasenstein & Marissa Miszewski
Cliff Barnes, Deja Lee & Jalen White
Scott Radtke, Billy Hibbard & Matt Hibbard
Scott Helm, Joey Archer & John Archer
Ken Duffield, Shane Flynn & Spencer Flynn
Tony Roventini, Ben Blazej & Danielle Omdahl
Ron Vokes, Austin Westhause & Robert Coraggio
Andy Mills, Hannah Fleigle & Mitchell Sommer
25th-48th Place: $100
Tony Marino, Gabrielle Brownell & Tyler Holzer
Jessica Lesagonicz, Austin Grichtmeier & Keith Modlinski
Derek Eoff, Andres Ortiz & Lane Madison
Ben Hoefs, McKaelee Hoehnen & Stephanie Handford
Kevin Gmach, Charlie Heinzelman & Jason Heinzelman
Traci Brown, Elizabeth Mastopietro & Joseph Mastopietro
Gina Daroszewski, Andrew Reinsvold & Michael Osowski
Bob Greenfield, Jessica Reichert & Sydney Mesterhazy
Henry Teetz, Steven Miszewski & Zack Miklautsch
Becky Graffia, Kyle Erickson & Zeke Cullen
Jaime Cullen, Victoria Piehl & Tyler Mouthey
Bennie Cooper, Matthew Myers & Nick Lemberger
Chuck Boyd, Jenna Daroszewski & Matt Nichols
Todd Filter, Garcia Schlieve & Jon Temple
Bob Nowaczyk, Brianna Klocek & Caitlyn Moore
Steven Brinkman, Grant VonHaden & Ryan Truttschel
Dale Trester, Ethan Kailin & Logan Enerson
Dave Beres, Amanda VanDuyn & Sage Greenwood
Mike Jamrose, Brodie Stuckert & Scott Sukkert Jr
Jim Peach, Alex Fischer & Conrad Schalk
Caryn Evitts, Alex Schmidt & Lucas Nichols
Vince Biondo, Alyson Reighn & Mackenzie Wentworth
Mike Steil, Jake Kramer & Matthew Dunnum
Jay Heinzelman, Jake Lipinski & Justin Verhein
Jennifer Krueger Award - $50 Scholarship Prize Money & Crystal Pin Trophy
Katie Wilson - 125 pins over average
Adam Schultz Award - $50 Scholarship Prize Money & Crystal Pin Trophy
Adam Wrycha - 201 pins over average