Waukon bowling program takes strong step forward in just its second year with first-ever State Tournament qualification of sophomore Matt Rozzell

In just its second year of existence, the Waukon bowling program has already taken a very promising step forward, all the way to the ultimate destination of every high school athletic program, the State level of competition. Granted, that step was taken by a single individual, but Waukon boys bowling sophomore Matt Rozzell carried the entire Waukon bowling program with him when he competed in this season’s Class 1A State Bowling Tournament in Waterloo.

“Matt’s State appearance is absolutely one of the highlights of the season; he is an outstanding bowler and teammate,” Coach Keenan said. “The State Tournament is always a goal for every sport and a privilege to get to participate in. I know that Matt’s run has definitely inspired us to get back there. It is huge to a young program to see that the goal was reached and will be a goal again going into next season. I know that in all activities, the younger groups look up to those who have had success and paved the way. Hopefully, it will serve as an inspiration to those younger kids who want to give bowling a try.”

With Rozzell being a new addition to the team this season in his sophomore year, Coach Keenan marvels at the impact he had not only on his fellow team members on the boys squad, but also on an overall small and young girls squad as well. The Indian boys bowled a winning season record of 5-4 while the girls were competitive in compiling an overall 1-8 mark this season.

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