Men's Bowling Takes First at Hawk Invitational

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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012

The Hudson Valley Community College men's bowling team finished first out of 14 teams at the Hawk Invitational in Utica on Sunday afternoon.

The Vikings slightly edged RIT, the number 10 ranked team in the nation, by one pin to capture the tournament victory. Ryan Sickler (Guilderland/Guilderland) won the singles event with a 1025, and averaged a 230 through eight games to win the All-Event Championship with an 1843. This was the highest All-Event tournament score ever for a Hudson Valley player. Sickler also teamed up with Michael Hartmann (Coxsackie-Athens/Coxsackie) to finish second in doubles with a score of 1680.

For the women, Victoria Jansen (Kingston/Kingston) won the singles titles with a 792 and was the All-Event Champion with a 1497.

The next match for both teams is Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. against Columbia-Greene Community College.