The Erie Community College bowling teams competed in the annual Blue and Orange Collegiate Classic Bowling Tournament Jan. 21 at Wappingers Falls. In all, 10 different Kat bowlers finished in the top-10 in either all-events, singles, doubles or a combination of the aforementioned.
When it ended the men's team struck gold and captured first place overall with 5568 pins, while the women's team finished fourth with a combined singles and doubles total of 3758.
Dan Streer was the top performer at the tournament and won the all-events title, shared the doubles title and was runner-up in singles play. Not far behind Streer was Tom Kress, who was runner-up to Streer in both the all-events and doubles categories.
Streer finished with the top average at the Blue and Gold with a 188.33. He achieved it by rolling 582 in singles and 548 in doubles. The latter score with teammate Griffin Garcia's 592, allowed the pair to capture the doubles crown. Streer was the lone bowler of the tournament to register multiple 200-score games during singles play. After a pair of 200 games, Streer entered the final game three pins back of Schenectady's Alex Alesio before bowing to Hudson Valley's Cifford Miller by 19 pins for the singles crown.
Finishing just five pins behind Streer's 1130 all-events champion total was teammate Tom Kress, with a 187.5 average and 1125 pins and an all-events runner-up claim that Kress had to share with Schenectady Community College's Ryan Aylesworth.
Kress also combined with teammate Joshua Large for runner-up in doubles play as well. Kress rolled 591 in doubles - and with Large's 522 - the pair totaled 1113. Kress rolled 534 in singles play that left him in the top-10 at that event.
Two other members of the men's team landed in the top-10 in the all-events segment in addition to Streer and Kress. Large finished sixth overall, while Garcia was eighth. Large rolled a 562 in singles that placed him fourth overall in that category.
Also showing up in the top-10 in singles was Alex Weinreich with a three-game total of 549 – good for seventh. Weinreich also finished seventh at doubles with a combined 994 score while pairing up with Ryan Kress. The latter rolled a 500 with Weinreich's 494 at doubles.
Amy Feldman was impressive on the women's side with a top-five finish in all three categories. Feldman rolled a 521 in singles with a 508 set in doubles for a 1029 all-events total. Each score was fifth-best in each respective division. Feldman teamed with Chelsea Simmeth for a 945-total in doubles. Simmeth rolled a 437-set to compliment Feldman for the fifth-place showing.
Finishing just ahead of the Feldman-Simmeth duo with a fourth-place finish in doubles was Kourtney Killian and Abby Smith with a 952 total. Smith had a 491 set, while Killian rolled 461.