LINCOLN, Neb. - Wichita State's Geoffrey Young won the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Singles Championships men's title in convincing fashion, defeating Midland's Joe Steiner, 245-191. The finals aired nationally on CBS Sports Network.
Young dominated the men's championship match from the start, opening up with a double and never looking back. He used a stretch of four consecutive strikes starting in the fourth frame to put the match away.
"This is unbelievable because not in a million years did I think singles would be on TV, and I would be the one winning it all," Young said. "I was pretty nervous at first, but I calmed down and focused on what I needed to do."
In the semifinals, Young got off to a shaky start and trailed Anthony Fiorenzo of Calumet by as much as 22 pins early, but Young strung together six strikes in the back half of the game to take control and win the match, 242-192.
Steiner got out of the gates quick with four consecutive strikes in his semifinal against Pikeville's Lucas Hohnstein, but three consecutive splits for opens starting in the seventh frame tightened up the match. Steiner converted the 3-9 spare in the final frame and struck on the fill ball to shut out Hohnstein, 195-181.
National television coverage of college bowling's national championships continues Friday, May 18, when the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships women's final airs at 10 p.m. Eastern on CBS Sports Network.