Men's Bowling Finishes Second at Nationals

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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Hudson Valley Community College men's bowling team finished second at the National Junior College Bowling Championships in Buffalo over the weekend.

The Vikings lost by only 138 pins to Vincennes University after 69 games bowled. Ryan Sickler (Guilderland/Guilderland) finished sixth in all-events with a total of 2381, and Brian Mariano (Mechanicville/Mechanicville) and Chris Strom (Columbia/East Greenbush) finished third in the men's doubles with a score of 1163. On the women's side, Victoria Jansen (Kingston/Kingston) finished third in all events with a 2250. Both Sickler and Jansen earned First Team All-American honors.

The bowling team heads to Allentown, PA on Saturday, March 10 for the intercollegiate bowling sectionals.