Season 46: Spring 2022

Here is your Spring 2022 Recap, where you can find out who won all the individual awards plus lots more! Our next season will begin on August 23, 2022, with some new surprises. Look for more info about that starting in July!

ChuckaScoot - Spring 2022 Champs! (Ian subbed enough to be an honorary member.) Click to make their heads bigger.

Though first place was up for grabs by any of three teams for pretty much the entire second half of the season, there was little surprise when ChuckaScoot earned the championship after entering the final week with a strong lead. The team finishes as the 59th strongest team in league history -- this lower than might be expected ranking was primarily due to three factors: the number of absent bowlers, the adaptation curve when Aaron was temporarily replaced with Ian, and the team's difficulty overcoming lanes 1 & 2. But that doesn't take away from the fact that they whooped the rest of us!'


Women's High Series Scratch: JoAnne Barber (488)

Women's High Game Scratch: Emily Nicolet (145) *

Women's High Series Handicap: N/A due to insufficient females)

Women's High Game Handicap: N/A due to insufficient females

*Though league rules prevent it from being the winner here, Joanne Barber's 229 game in week 15 deserves mention for being the 9th best women's game in league history!

Men's High Series Scratch: Matthew Taylor (680)

Men's High Game Scratch: Seth Gunderson (249)

Men's High Series Handicap: Jonathan Vigliaturo (706)

Men's High Game Handicap: AJ Hofmann (268)

Matthew Taylor is #1 Power ranked bowler, Scott Murdock is runner up.

ChuckaScoot is #1 Power ranked team, Going Going Bald! is runner up.

Head to Head: Aaron Barber would have won 63.066% of all possible one-on-one matchups this season, Seth Gunderson comes in second with 59.753%.

The Tournament of Champions was won by Collin Lavery, with Brandon Martinez as runner-up.


Rookie of the Season

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

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?

Ian Goetz Underdog of the Season

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

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.

Emily Podhajsky / Alison Radke 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: Emily Nicolet
  • Winner: JoAnne Barber

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: Jeremy Varnell

Sub of the Season

The sub who did the most for the team or teams they helped

Most Valuable Bowler People's Choice

Who did everyone think did the most for their team?

  • Runner Up: Carl Goetz
  • Winner: Ian Goetz -- this is the first time since this award was created that it was won by a sub!

Most Valuable Bowler People's Choice

Who did everyone think did the most for their team?

  • Runner Up: Carl Goetz
  • Winner: Ian Goetz -- this is the first time since this award was created that it was won by a sub!

Favorite Team to Roll Against

  • Runner Up: Glory Bowl
  • Winner: Splits & Giggles

Most Feared Team to Roll Against

  • Runner Up: Glory Bowl
  • Winner: Going, Going, BALD!


  1. Going, Going, BALD!: Dennis Walling
  2. Splits & Giggles: JoAnne Barber
  3. Flamboyant Fuffykins: Dustin Schmeltz
  4. The Wally McWallingtons: AJ Hofmann
  5. Glory Bowl: Kent Harms
  6. ChuckaScoot: Seth Gunderson / Jonathan Vigliaturo (tie)

ACTUAL SEASON MVB: Dennis Walling, single-handedly responsible for 7.5 of his team's wins. — Runner-Up: Dustin Schmeltz


  • JoAnne Barber climbed to 14th best female bowler in league history!
  • Both Carl Goetz and Scott Murdock crossed the 275,000 career pins knocked down threshold during the final week of this season! Carl reached it in game 2 frame 10, Scoot reached it in game 3 frame 7.
  • The 242 rolled by Dennis Walling in game 2 of week 4 was his 100th 200+ game as a member of our league!
  • Though it ranks low in overall league history (not surprising with our 24-bowler cap), the 90 200+ games rolled this season is our greatest number so far in the post-AMF era.

New Personal Best Games

Bowler New
Brandon Martinez 166 146 Midsummer 2021,  wk 5
JoAnne Barber 229 191 Spring 2018,  wk 7
Kent Harms 243 230 Fall 2021,  wk 15
Nathan Burrows 187 182 Fall 2021,  wk 5
Nicholas Knight 194 178 Fall 2021,  wk 5
Rilen Schmeltz 148 116 Fall 2021,  wk 16

New Personal Best Series

Bowler New
Brandon Martinez 417 378 Spring 2017,  wk 5
Emily Nicolet 407 406 Fall 2018,  wk 10
JoAnne Barber 488 438 Fall 2018,  wk 10
Jonathan Vigliaturo 652 648 Spring 2012,  wk 11
Kent Harms 601 574 Fall 2021,  wk 15
Nathan Burrows 460 455 Fall 2021,  wk 15
Nicholas Knight 495 445 Fall 2021,  wk 6
Rilen Schmeltz 412 311 Fall 2021,  wk 13

New Personal Best Average

Bowler New
JoAnne Barber 135 129 Spring 2021
Nathan Burrows 134 127 Fall 2021
Kent Harms 165 159 Fall 2021
Rilen Schmeltz 113 92 Fall 2021


Dennis Walling


"I already paid to renew my locker rental over the summer. I didn't want to have to carry all that whiskey home."

Dennis Walling, on his personal liquor cabinet at the bowling alley.

Pos. Team name Record Percent Total Pins
1 ChuckaScoot 44-20 .688 34,785
2 Glory Bowl 39.5-24.5 .617 26,936
3 Going, Going, BALD! 39-25 .609 32,417
4 Flamboyant Fluffykins 25-39 .391 25,203
5 The Wally McWallingtons 22.5-41.5 .352 25,875
6 Splits & Giggles 21-43 .328 22,823

Top Individual Achievements for Spring 2022
Men's High Series Scratch Women's High Series Scratch
Matthew Taylor - 680
Jonathan Vigliaturo - 652
Dennis Walling - 643
Carl Goetz - 641
Seth Gunderson - 635
JoAnne Barber - 488
Emily Nicolet - 407
Tina Clauder - 337
Jo Correia - 315
Men's High Series Handicap Women's High Series Handicap
Matthew Taylor - 713
Jonathan Vigliaturo - 706
Kent Harms - 703
Ben Spencer - 693
Collin Lavery - 689
JoAnne Barber - 647
Emily Nicolet - 644
Men's High Game Scratch Women's High Game Scratch
Matthew Taylor - 256
Seth Gunderson - 249
Carl Goetz - 244
Kent Harms - 243
Dennis Walling - 242
JoAnne Barber - 229
Emily Nicolet - 145
Tina Clauder - 120
Jo Correia - 120 (t)
Men's High Game Handicap Women's High Game Handicap
Kent Harms - 277
Seth Gunderson - 270
AJ Hofmann - 268
Matthew Taylor - 267
Ben Spencer - 256
JoAnne Barber - 282
Emily Nicolet - 224
Men's High Pins Over Average Women's High Pins Over Average
Kent Harms +86
AJ Hofmann +77
Seth Gunderson +76
Matthew Taylor +70
Ben Spencer +64
Collin Lavery +64 (t)
JoAnne Barber +96
Emily Nicolet +44
Men's Most Improved Bowler Women's Most Improved Bowler
Collin Lavery +17
Nicholas Knight +11
Matthew Taylor +10
Kent Harms +8
Aaron Barber +8 (t)
Seth Gunderson +7
Emily Nicolet +8

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