The Ashland High School men’s bowling team had the opportunity to compete at the national level this year. Nic Mazzotta, Plant Manager at Return Polymers, has a son on the team. When Return Polymers found out about the opportunity, we were thrilled to donate $2,500 toward the team’s trip to Louisville, Kentucky, for the tournament.
It isn’t everyday that high school athletes get to compete on such a big stage. The team had a great practice on Friday and a solid game plan for Saturday’s Team Event, but unfortunately, they couldn’t quite get into the groove to finish where they hoped to be. The team placed 32nd out of 51 teams.
Individually, each team member bowled four games to qualify, and only the top 180 advanced out of a total 356 bowlers. In the individual competition, all points are cumulative until the final four. Six out of eight boys qualified for the survivor round on Monday, and one bowler made it through the first two rounds down to the 20th cut. He was sitting in 10th place, but a bad game on a rough set of lanes made him miss the next cut by 32 pins.
Out of 356 bowlers, Aiden Brown finished 30th, Parker Grissinger 125th, Zion Caudill 136th, Matthias Wood 142nd, Blake Stout 149th, Brayden Long 165th, Garren Ward 190th, and Rex Mazzotta 299th. Great job, team!
Our local community matters. Return Polymers is proud to support the AHS men’s bowling team and other initiatives in our community that make Ashland a great place to work and live. Go Arrows!« Back to Blog