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Triton pair wins national bowling championship

LANSING, Mich. — Nathan Hansen and Jordan Pelant started off the NJCAA National Bowling Championships in strong fashion for Iowa Central here Wednesday.

The Triton duo rolled a 1,214 to win the doubles title by 10 pins over a pair from Jackson College.

Hansen had games of 191, 234 and 224 for a 649 series with Pelant adding games of 185, 202 and 178 for a 565.

“Nathan and Jordan are very strong bowlers and they came together and had a really good day,” Iowa Central head coach Gregg Haden said. “We’ve got eight high-level kids and on any given day, someone can post strong scores.”

Dale Weaver and Kamrin Chizek were eighth. Weaver had a 521 (204-169-148) and Chizek a 594 (139-236-219).

In singles, Ray Wiegand placed fourth overall and Weaver was eighth. Jacob Kraft finished 14th and Pelant was 17th for Iowa Central.

Wiegand had a 658 series with a high-game of 269, Weaver rolled a 611, Kraft a 595 and Pelant a 574.

“We are a little behind where we would like to be, but I have faith in them that they will come back,” Haden said. “We’ve been in some tough tournaments this year and come through in the end.

“These kids know what it will take.”

The Tritons currently sit in fourth overall with a team score of 5,473. Iowa Western leads (5,588) followed by Hawkeye and Rock Valley.

Action continues on Thursday and concludes Friday from the Royal Scot Golf and Bowl.

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