Season 34: Fall 2016

Welcome to Season #34, the Fall 2016 session.

With 34 seasons of bowling now behind us, the Fall 2016 season ended tonight as the 3rd best season in league history in terms of combined league average. Congratulations, everyone, on a great season!

  • During the course of this season, Dennis Laube overtook the #1 spot for most career pins knocked down. He currently sits at over a quarter million total pins. Later in the season Scott Murdock became the 5th bowler to top 200,000 career pins.
  • Jonathan Vigliaturo and Freda Schroeder both moved into the Top 25 Bowlers with the Most 200+ Games, knocking Scoot off the list.
  • Landon Cline finishes his rookie season with a 194 average, making him already the third best bowler in league history without a championship to show for it. Jeremy Gregory also make this list in his rookie season at #13 with a 180 average.


Women's High Series Scratch: Freda Schroeder (533)
Women's High Game Scratch: n/a
Women's High Series Handicap: n/a
Women's High Game Handicap: n/a

Men's High Series Scratch: Carl Goetz (711)
Men's High Game Scratch: Russell Bingham (276)
Men's High Series Handicap: Dennis Blake (721)
Men's High Game Handicap: Michael Mead (284)

Carl Goetz is #1 Power ranked bowler, Sean Simmons is runner up.

Vote JV HoF 2016 is #1 Power ranked team, W.A.Q.P.T.G.B.T.E! is runner up.

Head to Head: Carl Goetz would have won 63.899% of all possible one-on-one matchups this season, Landon Cline comes in second with 61.235%


Rookie of the Season
(Which first year bowler did the most for his or her team in their initial outing?)

  • Runner Up: Jeremy Gregory
  • Winner: Landon Cline

Seth Gunderson Captain of the Season
(Which team captain provided the most leadership, dedication, and inspiration to their team?)

Carl Goetz Defensive Bowler of the Season
Which player with an average of 150 or above proved to be the strongest finisher in crucial tenth frame situations?

  • Runner Up: John Boren
  • Winner: Carl Goetz

Underdog of the Season
Bowler with an average under 150 who was the biggest spark for their team.

  • Runner Up: Scott Murdock
  • Winner: AJ Hofmann

Bob Brunker/Rob Kaszuba Sportsmanship Award
This award should go to the one male bowler who continually shows the best example of good sportsmanship throughout the entire season.

  • Runner Up: Aaron Barber, Jake Parrott
  • Winner: Jeremy Gregory

Emily Podhajsky Sportsmanship Award
This award should go to the one female bowler who continually shows the best example of good sportsmanship throughout the entire season.

  • Runner Up: n/a
  • Winner: Freda Schroeder

Pat Searcy 'Life of the Party' Award
Named for a man whose exuberant personality made bowling nights more fun for all those around him. Given to the person who livens up Tuesday nights and brings a smile to all our faces.

  • Runner Up: Seth Gunderson
  • Winner: Jonathan Vigliaturo

Favorite Team to Roll Against

  • Runner Up: Vote JV HoF 2016
  • Winner: O'Dell Lawn Service

Most Feared Team to Roll Against

  • Runner Up: Holy Sandbaggers, Batman! and W.A.Q.P.T.G.B.T.E!,
  • Winner: Vote JV HoF 2016

[NEW] Demond Robinson "Should Have Been Recognized But Wasn't" Award:
Michael Smith - for pushing through the best he could despite being pretty much abandoned by his entire team.

Most Valuable Bowler - People's Choice
Who did everyone think did the most for their team?

  • Runner Up: Landon Cline
  • Winner: Carl Goetz

Actual MVB, Runner Up:

  • Aaron Barber, Carl Goetz, John Boren, & Scott Murdock, each personally responsible for 6 of their team's wins

Actual MVB, For Real:

  • Jeremy Gregory, personally responsible for 8 of his team's wins.

Recruiting is now underway for the spring 2017 season, which begins on January 27. Please let Scoot know if you or anyone you know would like to join!

And, for those of you who missed Scoot fulfilling the terms of the bet he lost...

FALL 2016

Jeremy Gregory

JV: "It's going to be weird next season, not having Seth in the league."

Scoot: "I know. Why does his wife have to be so mean?"

JV: "Yeah, and why did he have to f**k her?"

Jonathan Vigliaturo, on Seth's (at the time) looming absence in the Spring due to having a new baby.

Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins
1 Vote JV HoF 2016 48-16 .750 35,659
2 W.A.Q.P.T.G.B.T.E! 46-18 .719 31,813
3 Stephen Hawking's Fight Club 39-25 .609 32,977
4 O'Dell Lawn Service 38-26 .594 31,421
5 Holy Sandbaggers, Batman! 33.5-30.5 .523 32,464
6 Terra Bowl 25.5-38.5 .398 24,804
7 Split It & Hit It 19-45 .297 22,498
8 Ray & Stevie 2-62 .031 2,880

Top Individual Achievements for Fall 2016
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
Carl Goetz - 711
Dennis Blake - 676
Russell Bingham - 667
Michael Mead - 664
John Boren - 658
Freda Schroeder - 533
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
Russell Bingham - 760
Carl Goetz - 723
Dennis Blake - 721
Sean Simmons - 718
Michael Mead - 703
Freda Schroeder - 653
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
Russell Bingham - 276
Carl Goetz - 268
Michael Mead - 268 (t)
John Boren - 257
Dennis Blake - 257 (t)
Michael Gordon - 254
Aaron Barber - 249
Freda Schroeder - 201
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
Russell Bingham - 307
Michael Mead - 284
Dennis Blake - 272
Dennis Cummings - 272 (t)
Jeremy Gregory - 269
Michael Gordon - 269 (t)
Freda Schroeder - 241
Men's High Pins Over Average Women's High Pins Over Average
Russell Bingham +115
Dennis Cummings +93
Michael Mead +89
Sean Simmons +77
Dennis Blake +76
Jeremy Gregory +76 (t)
Freda Schroeder +52
Men's Most Improved Bowler Women's Most Improved Bowler
Sean Simmons +18
Ben Spencer +15
Carl Goetz +12
Jeremy Gregory +11
Michael Mead +11 (t)
Dennis Cummings +9
Freda Schroeder +1

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