Rio women finish 22nd at Western Shootout


By Randy Payton - For Ohio Valley Publishing



INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The University of Rio Grande women’s bowling program posted a 22nd place finish in the Columbia 300 Western Shootout, which wrapped up its two-day run on Sunday at Western Bowl.

The RedStorm finished with a total of 6,747 pins in the 24-team competition.

The two-day event featured six team games on Saturday, followed by 15 baker games on Sunday.

Indiana Tech, the tournament host, took the team title by knocking down 8,423 pins, while Robert Morris (Ill.) University and St. Francis (Ill.) rounded out the top three with 8,379 and 8,284 pins, respectively.

Judson University’s Adaliz Carballo took the medalist honor among individuals after knocking down 1,230 pins in six games.

Rio Grande’s top individual showing came from sophomore Rena Kirts (London, OH), who felled 937 pins over six games for an average of 156.2 and a 64th place finish among the 185 competitors. Her top games was a 223.

Fellow sophomore Tylor Orr (Chillicothe, OH) also cracked the top 70, taking 66th place with 928 pins over six games for an average of 154.7.

Along with Kirts and Orr, the RedStorm was represented by sophomore Brittany Freytag (St. Marys, OH), who took down 899 pins over six games for 73rd place; junior Stephany Detrick (Ashville, OH), who was 81st with 871 pins over six games; and sophomore Brianna Eberle (St. Marys, OH), who was 84th with 866 pins in six games.

Rio Grande is scheduled to return to action this weekend in the America Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference No. 1 and No. 2 events in Canton, Mich.

By Randy Payton

For Ohio Valley Publishing

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.