Decorah bowling team is ready for a second season

Posted: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 10:32 AM
Bowling team: Bottom row L-R: Breydon Johnson, Tyler Vande Lune, Bryon Bruening, Michael Cook, Tristan Jostand, and David Steine. Middle row L-R: Lexie Hauber, Maddie Putnam, Sierra Duncan, Rachel Hines, Nina Stahr, Moriah Grinna, and Kacie Henry. Back row L-R: Coach Keith Bruening, Luke Iverson, Keagen Einck, Dawson Holkesvik, Peter Gerleman, Steven Baldridge, Garrett Sorenson, Michael Bruening, Justin Redenius, and Tyler Thompson. Not pictured: Nathaniel Darling, Annika Lensch, Megan Pope, Emellia Sims, Nolan Jostand, Dominic Sisneros, and Logan Wales.

According to head coach Keith Bruening, the sport of bowling is growing in Decorah. "We have nine girls and 20 boys out this season. We are extremely lucky, we have all our kids back, all of our starting varsity girls, all of our starting varsity boys and all the JV team. The JV team was 11-0 last year, we were 6-4 for varsity boys, 3-7 for varsity girls.  I'm extremely excited about this season. I can't wait until next Tuesday when we play Denver," shared Bruening.

When decorahsports.com asked about the competition the Vikings will face this year, Bruening said "Charles City, Waverly, Tripoli, North Iowa, West Delaware were all pretty good last year.  We'll just take them on one at a time."

Jim Salisbury, the owner of the Oneota bowling alley, has been instrumental in helping the team prepare and compete during the season. Quinton Bohlen is the pro at the lanes, he's been extremely helpful, giving advice and tips during practices.

The Vikings will travel to Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo on Tuesday, where they will face Denver in their first competition.

Returning letter winners: Front row L-R: Maddie Putnam, Rachel Hines, Nina Stahr, and Kacie Henry. Back row L-R: Keagen Einck, Tyler Vande Lune, Bryon Bruening, Michael Bruening, Dawson Holkesvik, Steven Baldridge, and Michael Cook.
Last season Bryon Bruening received honorable mention All District and Michael Bruening was first team All Central District.
Girls team: L-R: Lexie Hauber, Maddie Putnam, Sierra Duncan, Rachel Hines, Nina Stahr, Moriah Grinna, and Kacie Henry. Not pictured: Annika Lensch, Megan Pope, and Emellia Sims.
Boys team: Front row L-R: Breydon Johnson, Tyler Vande Lune, Bryon Bruening, Michael Cook, Tyler Thompson. Back row L-R: Luke Iverson, Justin Redenius, Keagen Einck, Dawson Holkesvik, Peter Gerleman, Steven Baldridge, Garrett Sorenson, Michael Bruening, David Steine, and Tristan Jostand. Not pictured: Nathaniel Darling, Nolan Jostand, Dominic Sisneros, and Logan Wales.