MHS boys bowlers get first-team all-state

Kamrin Chizek and Ray Wiegand

With the season at a close, the end of season awards are rolling in for the Marshalltown bowling team, and juniors Ray Wiegand and Kamrin Chizek have both been named to the Iowa High School Bowling Coaches Association first-team all-state list.

Wiegand won both the CIML Iowa Conference meet and the Class 3A district meet on the individual side, and he was the highest individual qualifier for the state tournament. He finished with an average series of 454 pins in 28 games, the third best mark of the season regardless of class.

Chizek had the eighth-best mark in the state, regardless of class, with an average series of 439.7 pins in 28 games. He finished second at the district meet and also individually qualified for the state tournament as an at-large bid.

Joining Wiegand and Chizek as all-staters are senior Richie Thomas and sophomore Lucas Kramer, who both earned second-team nods.

Kramer finished second individually at the state meet on Wednesday with a series of 479, and he was one of two Bobcats to roll a perfect game this season, along with Chizek.

Thomas took eighth at the state meet individually with a series of 453, his third top-10 finish at state in four years for Marshalltown. He had an average of 427.7 pins per series this season, which was a top-20 mark in the state.

All four of Wiegand, Chizek, Thomas and Kramer were named to the first-team all-district squad for the 3A West District, while Jonathan McKeever and Josh Arment were both named to the second-team all-district team.

Head coach Roger Taylor Sr. was also honored as the 3A West District coach of the year.