Frankenmuth Boys Bowling team sent a lone representative to JAX 60 Lanes in Jackson Michigan this past Saturday. Cameron Severs who earned the trip by qualifying 7th in the Regional a week prior, made his first appearance in a state final. Cameron would be facing a field of the top 60 bowlers in the state, Top 10 Qualifiers from 6 different Regions in Division 3.
Severs had a great season leading the Eagles in average with a 197 effort for 2021. The format for the state finals is to bowl 6 individual regular bowling games. The total pins of the 6 games added together makes up your final score. The field is then cut to the top 16 highest score for head to head matches.
Cameron started out struggling to find a playable line as the (Allen) oil pattern found to be very challenging, 134 & 147 for his first 2 games. But after a ball change and a completely different line change Severs found the shot he needed firing a 214.
After the first 3 games everyone switches lanes for the final 3 games. Severs again struggled to find the line game one firing a 160, but came on in the end with a 182 and 203 effort to finish the qualifying round. Severs totaled 1040 pins for the 6 game effort and falling short of the cut line by 94 pins. Cameron ended up in 37th place overall out of the 60 competitors that started the day.
It was an absolute pleasure to coach Cameron this season and into this tournament. His knowledge for the game is excellent, he understands whats happening out there with the lane transitions and never ever !!! gives up. He is a junior this season and gained a lot of experience heading into his senior season.
His family roots run deep in competitive bowling from his Dad Justin Severs , Grandma Barb Severs and Aunt Jane Severs all with a long history of area bowling. Cameron will be our anchorman / captain and leader on the lanes next season.
Im really looking forward to see what next season brings Cameron and the rest of the Eagles.