New National High School Boy’s Bowling Average Record Set
South Beloit, IL: On Jan 12th, 2016 Nick Sommer (16) , a sophomore on the Hononegah Boy’s Bowling Team, helped lead his team to an undefeated conference bowling season and in the process ended up setting a new local conference and national scoring record. The final conference match of the season took place at Viking Lanes in South Beloit, IL where Nick and his teammates defeated the Vikings from Rockford Guilford H.S. to cap an undefeated conference season and claim the conference championship.
Nick ended the conference season averaging 252.11
The previous local NIC-10 Conference scoring average was 240.14 held by Adam Czerniewski, a member of the Rockford Boylan H.S. team during the 2008/9 season. The previous National record was held by Team USA member Kameron Doyle of Brentwood, Tennessee who recorded a High School match average of 250.8 during the 2013/14 high school season.
Nick Sommer’s record setting bowling average was from the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC-10) matches from Nov. 30th, 2015 to Jan. 12th, 2016. During his record setting run, Nick recorded high games of a 299 & 300 and two 800 series (814 & 824). A complete list of all the conference matches, dates and locations of his three game sets are as follows;
686 – Nov. 30th Hononegah H.S. vs Freeport H.S. @ 4 Seasons Bowling Center, Freeport, IL 743 – Dec. 3rd Hononegah H.S. vs. Rockford East H.S. @ Viking Lanes, South Beloit, IL 701 – Dec. 8th Hononegah H.S. vs. Boylan Catholic H.S. @ Viking Lanes, South Beloit, IL 749 – Dec. 11th Hononegah H.S. vs. Belvidere North H.S. @ The Cherry Bowl, Rockford, IL 816 – Dec. 14th Hononegah H.S. vs. Belvidere H.S. @ Forest Hills Lanes, Loves Park, IL 758 – Dec. 17th Hononegah H.S. vs. Auburn H.S. @ Viking Lanes, South Beloit, IL 791 – Jan. 5th Hononegah H.S. vs. Jefferson H.S. @ The Cherry Bowl, Rockford, IL 824 – Jan. 7th Hononegah H.S. vs Harlem H.S. @ Forest Hills Lanes, Loves Park, IL 739 – Jan. 12th Hononegah H.S. vs Rockford Guilford H.S. @ Viking Lanes, South Beloit, IL
Nick credits his record setting scoring run to the support he has from many people. His family, all his high school coaches (Brad Sommer, Dennis Mowry, Tony Hall and Jeremy Woody), his private bowling coach USBC Gold Coach Richard Shockley and especially the support and encouragement of all his teammates on the Hononegah Bowling team. He is also very thankful to Storm Bowling Products for making the Storm Lock Bowling Balls that he used to set the records. And a big thank you to Mike Dole of BolwersMart Proshop in Rockford IL for his extensive bowling knowledge that he shares with Nick and for his expert drilling services.