The Calumet College of St Joseph men competed in the Midwest Collegiate at Bowlero Bowl in Wauwatosa Wisconsin. This tournament marks the first Tier 1 event of the 2102/13 Collegiate Bowling season for CCSJ. The Crimson wave men started the first day of competition struggling, but then Jacob Grams using a 2000 grit Hy-road came off the bench and averaged 224 for the rest of the day. This ball selection along with Charles Smoot using a box finish frantic and Ryan Burks using a pin down reign supreme also at 2000, allowed the crimson wave to battle back from an 850 first game start. Freshman Matt Kuba really made his presence felt as he opened up the lane using the new Roto Grip Berserk.
The pattern for this tournament was a 40ft, 29ml pattern that forced you into 17 pretty quick and the reaction Matt had with his Berserk was strong but more importantly predictable. Once the Crimson wave men put the right balls in their hands they went 200 over as a team for the next five games moving all the way up to 8th place out of the 42 team field. The next day’s competition would find the lanes playing a little trickier which challenged the players to improve shot making. On this day Grams continued to do well with his Hy-road finishing the tournament with a 218 average. Mitch Katic and Charles Smoot would grab their critical theories scuffed with fresh 4000 pads and make a difference during baker. Mitch Katic had such a good look with his Critical Theory; he bowled the entire 12 baker games in the anchor position even when he had to migrate into 28.
The hooking lanes took its toll on some of the inexperienced players but Calumet College of St Joseph Men would hold their position and finish 8th out of the 42 teams.