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The 11th Frame: Year of the repeat champion? Defending singles champion Cotie Holbek, Steven Fisher take doubles lead at 2019 USBC Open Championships

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 11:00 pm

Cotie Holbek, left, and Steve Fisher, right, with Towne and Country Lanes proprietor and Wisconsin Bowling Hall of Famer Merrill Draper, center, after Holbek and Fisher took the doubles lead Monday at the 2019 USBC Open Championships. Photo from Facebook.
Winning Eagles in consecutive years at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships is difficult — there are only 14 Eagles per year and thousands of competitors — but not unheard of. In fact, there have been two players who won Eagles in three consecutive years: Hall of Famer Les Zikes in 1962, 1963 and 1964, and likely future Hall of Famer Anthony LaCaze in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Monday was the third straight day that a 2018 Open Championships Eagle winner took the lead...

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