The Wauseon boys bowling team has a lot to be excited about for the upcoming season with the amount of returning letter winners they have.
“I’m very optimistic with this young group and the potential they have,” said head coach Kody Moden. “I will have no seniors on the team, so I’m sure we will have our bumps and bruises along the way, but we should be competitive and continually improve throughout the season.”
Back for the Indians are Chance Buehrer, Brady Blaylock, Jadon Meeker, Logan Blackman, Kenyon Lovins and Alex Stevens. Buehrer had a 177 per game average last season, Blaylock a 167 average, and Meeker 166.
They also add newcomers Christian Powers, Isaac Rufenacht and Ben Allan.
“The returning varsity letter winners have good experience in pressure situations and should be ready to step up their game,” said Moden.
They will have to replace three letter winners lost to graduation. Those are Nic Kearney, Quincy Rohda and Colin Ashbaugh.
“The returning JV letter winners have minimal pressure situational experience, but I think they are ready to prove themselves at the next level,” said Moden.
The Indians’ coach sees one team ahead of the rest in terms of the Northwest Ohio Athletic League race.
“I believe Bryan is the hands down front-runner this year with the experience and talent coming back for them, but the rest of the league will be very competitive week to week,” he said.