U.S. Dominates Tournament of Americas

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

Aaron Smith
USBC Communications

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The U.S. swept the team and all-events gold medals as the 53rd Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas came to a conclusion Saturday in Sunrise, Fla.

The two-day team event consisted of four games Friday and an additional four games Saturday at Strikers Lanes with total pinfall determining medalists. The all-events totals consisted of 32 games including singles, doubles, mixed doubles and team competition.

Team USA members Erin McCarthy, Kayla Johnson, AJ Chapman and Chris Colella cruised to the Adult title with a 6,676 series. McCarthy also captured all-events gold in the Adult Women division with 6,431, while Chapman (6,917) and Colella (6,796) finished first and second, respectively, in Adult Men.

Julia Bond, Jadee Scott-Jones, Michael Coffey and Kenny Ryan represented the Junior Team USA contingent in the Junior A (ages 16-19) division, and took home team gold with 6,942. Bond won Junior A Women all-events with a 6,741 total, while Scott-Jones took silver with 6,307.

Coffey dominated throughout the week at Strikers Lanes, averaging nearly 235 on his way to the Junior A Men title with 7,517. Ryan earned silver with 6,721.

The Junior B (ages 12-15) U.S. team of Ashley Channell, Brogan Zengel, Cortez Schenck and Michael Schoerner posted a 6,149 total to capture gold. Channell (6,106) and Zengel (5,581) earned gold and silver medals, respectively, in Junior B Women all-events, while Schenck won gold in Junior B Men with 6,674. Schoerner took home a bronze medal with 6,298.

USBC Hall of Famer, Tish Johnson. joined Brenda Burns, Mark Porter and Craig Auerbach to help the U.S. win team gold in the Senior Division with 6,641. Johnson (6,429) and Burns (6,346) topped the standings in Senior Women all-events, while Porter (6,874) and Auerbach (6,607) did the same in Senior Men.

The U.S. Super Senior team titlist consisted of Sharon Powers, Kristy Whitcher, Clark Poelzer and John Katsaros, who combined for a 6,338 total for the victory. Powers captured the Super Senior Women all-events gold with a 6,048 total, while Whitcher finished third with 5,835. Poelzer (6,689) and Katsaros (6,063) finished in the top two spots of the Super Senior Men division.

The U.S. also swept the National All-Events titles in each division.

The 20-player U.S. squad was coached by Team USA associate coach Stephen Padilla and provisional coach Del Warren.

The Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas is the oldest annual international tournament in the American Zone. It is an invitational event for countries in the Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON), the American Zone of World Bowling, and featured players competing for medals in singles, doubles, mixed doubles, team and all-events.

For more information on the Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas, visit BowlingAmericas.com.

2015 LEE EVANS TOURNAMENT OF THE AMERICAS RESULTS

SINGLES
Adult Women - 1, Erin McCarthy, USA, 2,378; 2, Stefanie Martins, Brazil, 2,341; 3, Rosali Santos, Brazil, 2,322. Other USA: Kayla Johnson, 2,218.
Adult Men - 1, Zachary Wilkins, Canada, 2,534; 2, AJ Chapman, USA, 2,505; 3, Edwar Rey, Colombia, 2,451. Other USA: Chris Colella, 2,443.
Senior Women - 1, Tish Johnson, USA, 2,373; 2, Edissa Andrade, Panama, 2,255; 3, Brenda Burns, USA, 2,227.
Senior Men - 1, Mark Porter, USA, 2,538; 2, Craig Auerbach, USA, 2,450; 3(tie), Luis Vasquez, Panama, and Antonio Carlos Santos, Brazil, 2,416.
Super Senior Women - 1, Sharon Powers, USA, 2,279; 2, Cathy Harvey, Canada, 2,246; 3, Lizzy Abood, Panama, 2,183. Other USA: Kristy Whitcher, 2,179.
Super Senior Men - 1, Clark Poelzer, USA, 2,373; John Katsaros, USA, 2,254; 3, Stephen Wong, Canada, 2,070.
Junior A Women - 1, Julia Bond, USA, 2,460; 2, Jadee Scott-Jones, USA, 2,293; 3, Kelsi Beauchamp, Canada, 2,259.
Junior A Men - 1, Michael Coffey, USA, 2,809; 2, Jorge Rodriguez, Puerto Rico, 2,460; 3, Kenny Ryan, USA, 2,456.
Junior B Women - 1, Ashley Channell, USA, 2,331; 2, Ana Sofia Olaya, Colombia, 2,055; 3, Brogan Zengel, USA, 2,009.
Junior B Men - 1, Cortez Schenck, USA, 2,487; 2, Michael Schoerner, USA, 2,343; 3, Rodolfo Monacelli, Venezuela, 2,274.

DOUBLES
Adult Women - 1, Erin McCarthy/Kayla Johnson, USA, 2,460; 2, Roseli Santos/Stefanie Martins, Brazil, 2,443; 3, Liseth Pinilla/Maria Tello, Colombia, 2,136.
Adult Men - 1, AJ Chapman/Chris Colella, USA, 2,636; 2, Donald Lee/Manuel DeLeon, Panama, 2,397; 3, Juan Pablo Ayala/Edwar Rey, Colombia, 2,280.
Senior Women - 1, Brenda Burns/Tish Johnson, USA, 2,554; 2, Caroline Gagnon/Susan Grande, Canada, 2,032; 3, Neuza Kae/Marina Suartz, Brazil, 2,029.
Senior Men - 1, Craig Auerbach/Mark Porter, USA, 2,615; 2, Curtis Kruschel/Michel Lesage, Canada, 2,282; 3, Cesar Contreras/Luis Vasquez, Panama, 2,261.
Super Senior Women - 1, Kristy Whitcher/Sharon Powers, USA, 2,348; 2, Elizabeth Wong/Cathy Harvey, Canada, 2,321; 3, Aracelly Charles/Lizzy Abood, Panama, 2,092.
Super Senior Men - 1, John Katsaros/Clark Poelzer, USA, 2,499; 2, Tarik El Kadri/Decio Abreu, Brazil, 2,068; 3, Stephen Wong/Amneris Fernandez, Canada, 2,052.
Junior A Women - 1, Jadee Scott-Jones/Julia Bond, USA, 2,610; 2, Ana Maria Jara/Veronica Cepeda, Colombia, 2,337; 3, Dakota Faichnie/Kelsi Beauchamp, Canada, 2,323.
Junior A Men - 1, Kenny Ryan/Michael Coffey, USA, 2,537; 2, Osvaldo Rosado/Jorge Rodriguez, Puerto Rico, 2,475; 3, Daniel Munoz/Jorge Tello, Colombia, 2,378.
Junior B Women - 1, Kiara Vargas/Pamela Perez, Puerto Rico, 2,184; 2, Brogan Zengel/Ashley Channell, USA, 2,126; 3, Adriana Parrilla/Cristina Acosta, Panama, 1,955.
Junior B Men - 1, Michael Schoerner/Cortez Schenck, USA, 2,505; 2, Daniel Castro/Diego Bishop, Colombia, 2,298; 3, Edgar Burgos/Jomar Alvarado, Puerto Rico, 2,274.

MIXED DOUBLES
Adults - 1, Maria C. Tello/Edwar Rey, Colombia, 2,494; 2, Kayla Johnson/Chris Colella, USA, 2,485; 3, Erin McCarthy/A.J. Chapman, USA, 2,479.
Seniors - 1, Brenda Burns/Mark Porter, USA, 2,468; 2, Tish Johnson/Craig Auerbach, USA, 2,390; 3, Caroline Gagnon/Michel Lesage, Canada, 2,320.
Super Seniors - 1, Sharon Powers/Clark Poelzer, USA, 2,317; 2, Cathy Harvey/Amneris Fernandez, Canada, 2,143; 3, Elizabeth Wong/Stephen Wong, Canada, 2,134. Other USA: Kristy Whitcher/John Katsaros, 2,048.
Junior A - 1, Julia Bond/Michael Coffey, USA, 2,682; 2, Jadee Scott-Jones/Kenny Ryan, USA, 2,497; 3, Dakota Faichnie/Jakob Bowden, Canada, 2,403.
Junior B - 1, Ana Sofia Bolaya/Diego Bishop, Colombia, 2,421; 2, Brogan Zengel/Michael Schoerner, USA, 2,394; 3, Ashley Channell/Cortez Schenck, USA, 2,315.

TEAM

Adults - 1, USA, 6,676; 2, Brazil, 6,406; 3, Colombia, 6,324.
Seniors - 1, USA, 6,641; 2, Canada, 5,916; 3, Panama, 5,903.
Super Seniors - 1, USA, 6,338; 2, Canada, 5,633; 3, Brazil, 5,006.
Junior A - 1, USA, 6,942; 2, Colombia, 6,068; 3, Canada, 6,019.
Junior B - 1, USA, 6,149; 2, Puerto Rico, 5,561; 3, Colombia, 5,559.

ALL-EVENTS
Adult Women - 1, Erin McCarthy, USA, 6,431; 2, Stefanie Martins, Brazil, 6,368; 3, Roseli Santos, Brazil, 6,320. Other USA: Kayla Johnson, 6,136.
Adult Men - 1, AJ Chapman, USA, 6,917; 2, Chris Colella, USA, 6,796; 3, Zachary Wilkins, Canada, 6,644.
Senior Women - 1, Tish Johnson, USA, 6,429; 2, Brenda Burns, USA, 6,346; 3, Edissa Andrade, Panama, 5,915.
Senior Men - 1, Mark Porter, USA, 6,874; 2, Craig Auerbach, USA, 6,607; 3, Michel Lesage, Canada, 6,281.
Super Senior Women - 1, Sharon Powers, USA, 6,048; 2, Cathy Harvey, Canada, 5,886; 3, Kristy Whitcher, USA, 5,835.
Super Senior Men - 1, Clark Poelzer, USA, 6,689; 2, John Katsaros, USA, 6,063; 3, Amneris Fernandez, Canada, 5,617.
Junior A Women - 1, Julia Bond, USA, 6,741; 2, Jadee Scott-Jones, 6,307; 3, Dakota Faichnie, Canada, 6,052.
Junior A Men - 1, Michael Coffey, USA, 7,517; 2, Kenny Ryan, USA, 6,721; 3, Jorge Tello, Colombia, 6,642.
Junior B Women - 1, Ashley Channell, USA, 6,106; 2, Brogan Zengel, USA, 5,581; 3, Pamela Perez, Puerto Rico, 5,532.
Junior B Men - 1, Cortez Schenck, USA, 6,674; 2, Rodolfo Monacelli, Venezuela, 6,424; 3, Michael Schoerner, USA, 6,298.

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