Red Oak boys win Class 1-A state bowling title

WATERLOO — The Red Oak boys claimed the Class 1-A state bowling championship on Monday at Cadillac Lanes, rolling a score of 3,135, 37 pins ahead of second-place Camanche.

Junior Noah Westerlund led the Red Oak charge, finished second individually. Westerlund rolled games of 204 and 276 to finish with a total of 480. Louisa-Muscatine junior Dustin Beaham rolled the third 300 game in state-tournament history, and followed with a 235 to finish with a 535 and repeat as the 1-A individual champ.

Also for Red Oak, junior Derek Baucom had a 423 (196-227), freshman Jon Piper had a 421 (201-220), junior Caden Hall had a 402 (213-189) and junior Austin Wilkins had a 349 (196-153). That left the Tigers with a score of 2,075, behind only Camanche (2,098) entering the Baker games. There, Red Oak passed Camanche to capture top honors.

Also from western Iowa, the OA-BCIG boys were seventh (2,737) and their top finisher, Darian Hannel, was ninth with a 427 (191-236).

On the girls side, Harlan was fifth (2,439) and Red Oak (2,342) was sixth. Abby Swank led Harlan in 11th with a 380 (194-186), and Emily Berkey paced Red Oak in 15th with a 356 (158-198).

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