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      December 14, 2001:

-Phoenix-Area Bowlers Cain, Pluhowsky Win 2001 USA Bowling Amateur Championships

12/14/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      They have been friends and competitors since childhood but now Andrew Cain and Shannon Pluhowsky can call each other champions as the Phoenix-area duo captured the titles in the 2001 USA Bowling Amateur Championships at the National Bowling Stadium.

      Cain dominated the men's division while Pluhowsky easily won the women's division to become the first U.S. Amateur Champions from the ame city since the tournament began in 1986.

      The 20-year-old Cain, a junior at Arizona State University, totaled 12,177 for 56 games including 20 bonus points for each match play victory. Cain won 22 of 32 matches as he topped second-place David Haynes, Las Vegas, who had 11,766. "This is pretty neat. When you can make TEAM USA with your friends, it's real special," Cain said.

      Cain has enjoyed success as a youth including being named the 1999 Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow. He continued to bowl well as evidenced by being named second-team collegiate All-American in 1999-2000 and first team in 2000-01. But in only his second year as an American Bowling Congress member, this was his first major achievement as an adult.

      "This is the greatest thing I've accomplished so far," Cain said. "I don't think anything can compare to this. This takes the cake."

      Pluhowsky, a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Nebraska, won 19 matches and tied one on her way to a 11,503 total. Her closest competition was Jennifer Petrick of Canton, Ohio, who had 11,370.

      "It feels good," Pluhowsky said. "It shows all the hard work paid off."

      For Pluhowsky, it was the second major title of the year after Nebraska won the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships in April. She also became the first woman to win both the junior and adult U.S. Amateur Championships. She won junior crowns in 1999, 2000 and 2001.

      "This is one of the most special accomplishments," said Pluhowsky, who made TEAM USA for the second straight year after qualifying for Junior TEAM USA the last three years. "Not much compares to being on TEAM USA and representing your country."

      Haynes and Petrick also will represent their country with their second-place finishes. Haynes returned to the squad after a one-year absence while Petrick qualified for the first time.

      Also making team with top five finishes were Tony Manna Jr., Omaha, Neb.; Sean Rash, Anchorage, Alaska; and Bill Hoffman, Columbus, Ohio; for the men and Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, Fla.; Jeanette enacho, Sacramento, Calif.; and Diandra Hyman, Lincoln, Neb.

      Manna, who finished third with 11,766, qualified for the fifth straight year. Rash, fourth for the men with 11,714, qualified for the first time. Hoffman, fifth with 11,679, made his fourth straight national team. Sandelin, third for the women with 11,227, made TEAM USA for a record eighth time. Menacho, fourth with 11,195, repeated from 2001 while Hyman, fifth with 11,195 and the 1999 U.S. Amateur Champion, won a spot for the fourth straight year.

      Six other competitors were later chosen to TEAM USA 2002 by a national selection committee. They were: Dino Castillo, Dallas; Michael Mullin, New City, N.Y.; and Royce Rusher, Tulsa, Okla.; for the men and Kari Schawger, Montgomery, Ill.; Kristal Scott, Painesville, Ohio; and Lisa Stack, Elgin, Ill.

      Four of those selected have made TEAM USA before. Castillo and Scott repeat from 2001, Mullin makes his fourth consecutive squad and Stack will make her third straight appearance. It will mark the first time for Rusher and Schwager.

      TEAM USA members will compete internationally in a number of events in 2002 including the Tournament of the Americas and Federation Internationale des Quilleurs World Tenpin Team Cup.

Final Standings After 56 Games:
(Top five automatically qualify for TEAM USA 2002. Those with * were selected to the team by the national selection committee)
1. Andrew Cain, Tempe, Ariz., 22-10-0, 12177.  
2. David Haynes, Las Vegas, 18-13-1, 11932.  
3. Tony Manna Jr., Omaha, Neb., 22-10-0, 11766.  
4. Sean Rash, Anchorage, Alaska, 18-14-0, 11714.  
5. Bill Hoffman, Columbus, Ohio, 20-12-0, 11679.  
6. *Michael Mullin, New City, N.Y., 16-15-1, 11675.
7. *Royce Rusher, Tulsa, Okla., 18-14-0, 11616.  
8. *Dino Castillo, Irving, Texas, 17-14-1, 11614.  
9. Derek Sapp, Macomb, Ill., 17-15-0, 11572.  
10. Michael Remaklus, Florissant, Mo., 15-17-0, 11546.  
11. John Eiss, Orono, Minn., 15-17-0, 11535.  
12.Derwin Pitre, Lafayette, La., 18-14-0, 11499.
13. Fero Williams, Gardena, Calif., 17-14-1, 11478.  
14. Scott Norton, Sandy, Utah, 17-15-0, 11476.  
15. Noah Berger, Berkeley, Calif., 18-14-0, 11461.  
16. Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 18-14-0, 11402.  
17. Chris Castro, Dallas, 18-14-0, 11385.  
18. Joel Reyes, Chula Vista, Calif., 14-18-0, 11376.
19. Ron Nelson Jr., Bridgeview, Ill., 15-17-0, 11307.  
20. Jeffrey Newkirk, Vincennes, Ind., 16-16-0, 11257.  
21. Doane Cole, Murrieta, Calif., 16-16-0, 11233.  
22. Jeff Fehr, Cincinnati, 14-18-0, 11210.  
23. Matthew Kirsner, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., 16-16-0, 11185.  
24. Steven Villanueva, S. San Francisco, Calif., 15-17-0, 11157.
25. Charlie Esteban, San Francisco, 13-19-0, 11126.  
26. Kevin Dornberger, Sioux Falls, S.D., 12-20-0, 11089.  
27. Jeff Piroozshad, Colorado Springs, Colo., 16-16-0, 11088.  
28. Alan Schopper, Streamwood, Ill., 14-18-0, 10993.  
29. David Garber, Dallas, 13-19-0, 10991.  
30. John Asbaty, Lincoln, Neb., 10-22-0, 10907.
31. Scott Huther, Madison, Wis., 10-22-0, 10862.  
32. Eric Cox, San Diego, 12-20-0, 10855.

Women
1. Shannon Pluhowsky, Phoenix, 19-12-1, 11503.  
2. Jennifer Petrick, Canton, Ohio, 20-11-1, 11370.  
3. Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, 22-10-0, 11227.  
4. Jeanette Menacho, Sacramento, Calif., 19-13-0, 11195.  
5. Diandra Hyman, Lincoln, Neb., 17-15-0, 11171.  
6. Holly Hoopii, Honolulu, 19-13-0, 11162.
7. Ranae Janssen, Sioux Falls, S.D., 19-13-0, 11077.  
8. *Lisa Stack, South Elgin, Ill., 16-16-0, 11053.  
9. Debbie Kuhn, Baltimore, 17-15-0, 10966.  
10. Diane Jones, McKeesport, Pa., 21-11-0, 10863.  
11. Katherine Lanehart, Eagle River, Alaska, 18-14-0, 10859.  
12. Jan Schmidt, Naperville, Ill., 19-13-0, 10837.
13. Kassy Golden, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15-17-0, 10831.  
14. Becky Kregling, Stratford, Conn., 19-10-3, 10824.  
15. Amanda Burgoyne, Newport, Minn., 15-16-1, 10791.  
16. Missy Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif., 19-12-1, 10761.  
17. Lisa Vint, East Troy, Wis., 16-16-0, 10754.  
18. Lindsay Baker, Amherst, N.Y. 14-18-0, 10683.
19. Lisa Duenow, Spring Park, Minn., 14-16-2, 10665.  
20. Julie Redfern, Billings, Mont., 20-12-0, 10661.  
21. Olivia Sandham, Boulder, Colo., 15-17-0, 10654.  
22. *Kari Schwager, Lincoln, Neb., 12-20-0, 10647.  
23. *Kristal Scott, Painesville, Ohio, 13-19-0, 10628.  
24. Maggie Smith, Lenexa, Kan., 15-17-0, 10540.
25. Jackie Edwards, Simi Valley, Calif., 15-16-1, 10504.  
26. Mindee Pullman, Salt Lake City, 13-18-1, 10483.  
27. Jennifer Wright, Columbia, S.C., 12-19-1, 10437.  
28. Noreen Queen, Cartersville, Ga., 13-19-0, 10345.  
29. Heidi Ann Kindorf, Brentwood, Calif., 9-22-1, 10325.  
30. Christine Couvillon, Lincoln, Neb., 9-23-0, 10210.
31. Leslie Coleman, Danville, Va., 9-22-1, 10101.  
32. Beth Standlee, N. Richland Hills, Texas, 12-20-0, 10096.


-Arizona's Cain, Pluhowsky Hold Leads Entering Final Round Of USA Bowling Amateur Championsips

12/14/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      Andrew Cain of Tempe, Ariz., and fellow Arizona bowler Shannon Pluhowsky of Phoenix stood atop the men's and women's divisions, respectively, entering the final round Friday in the 2001 USA Bowling Amateur Championships at the National Bowling Stadium.

      Cain, a 20-year-old student at Arizona State University, won six of eight matches on his way to an overall 10,379 total for 48 games including 20 bonus points for each match won. Pluhowsky, a 19-year-old two-time TEAM USA member and a student at the University of Nebraska, won four matches and tied one as she increased her overall total to 9,930.

      David Haynes of Las Vegas stood second for the men with 10,211. He was followed by TEAM USA's Tony Manna r., Omaha, Neb., with 10,046; Sean Rash, Anchorage, Alaska, 10,034; and Michael Mullin, New City, N.Y., 9,921.

      Jennifer Petrick, Canton, Ohio, was second for the women with 9,707. Third was Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, Fla., with 9,556. Fourth was Ranae Janssen, Sioux Falls, S.D., with 9,502 and fifth was Jeanette Menacho, Sacramento, Calif., with 9,488.

      The top 32 in each division bowl their final eight match play games Friday afternoon. Total pinfall, plus bonus points will determine the final standings including the U.S. Amateur Champions.

      The top five males and top five females automatically will make TEAM USA 2002. A National Selection Committee will choose three additional men and three additional women from among the remaining match play finalists.

Standings after 48 games:
Men
1. Andrew Cain, Tempe, Ariz., 19-5-0, 10379.  
2. David Haynes, Las Vegas, 13-10-1, 10211.  
3. Tony Manna Jr., Omaha, Neb., 16-8-0, 10046.  
4. Sean Rash, Anchorage, Alaska, 13-11-0, 10034.  
5. Michael Mullin, New City, N.Y., 13-11-0, 9921.  
6. Michael Remaklus, Florissant, Mo., 11-13-0, 9905.
7. Dino Castillo, Irving, Texas, 13-11-0, 9870.  
8. John Eiss, Orono, Minn., 11-13-0, 9819.  
9. Chris Castro, Dallas, 15-9-0, 9816.  
10. Noah Berger, Berkeley, Calif., 15-9-0, 9768.  
11. Royce Rusher, Tulsa, Okla., 13-11-0, 9750.  
12. Bill Hoffman, Columbus, Ohio, 13-11-0, 9747.
13. Fero Williams, Gardena, Calif., 11-12-1, 9743.  
14. Scott Norton, Sandy, Utah, 11-13-0, 9739.  
15. Steven Villanueva, S. San Francisco, Calif., 13-11-0, 9738.  
16. Joel Reyes, Chula Vista, Calif., 12-12-0, 9736.  
17. Derek Sapp, Macomb, Ill., 10-14-0, 9733.  
18. Derwin Pitre, Lafayette, La., 14-10-0, 9683.
19. Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 12-12-0, 9646.  
20. Jeffrey Newkirk, Vincennes, Ind., 12-12-0, 9635.  
21. Jeff Fehr, Cincinnati, 12-12-0, 9605.  22. Doane Cole, Murrieta, Calif., 11-13-0, 9582.  
23. Kevin Dornberger, Sioux Falls, S.D., 10-14-0, 9552.  
24. Chrlie Esteban, San Francisco, 9-15-0, 9539.
25. Matthew Kirsner, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., 12-12-0, 9513.  
26. David Garber, Dallas, 11-13-0, 9488.  
27. Ron Nelson Jr., Bridgeview, Ill., 9-15-0, 9481.  28. Scott Huther, Madison, Wis., 9-15-0, 9444.  
29. Alan Schopper, Streamwood, Ill., 12-12-0, 9401.  
30. Jeff Piroozshad, Colorado Springs, Colo., 11-13-0, 9333.
31. John Asbaty, Lincoln, Neb., 8-16-0, 9282.  
32. Eric Cox, San Diego, 9-15-0, 9215.

Women
1. Shannon Pluhowsky, Phoenix, 14-9-1, 9930.  
2. Jennifer Petrick, Canton, Ohio, 13-10-1, 9707.  
3. Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, 17-7-0, 9556.  
4. Ranae Janssen, Sioux Falls, S.D., 15-9-0, 9502.  
5. Jeanette Menacho, Sacramento, Calif., 14-10-0, 9488.  
6. Lisa Stack, South Elgin, Ill., 13-11-0, 9478.
7. Holly Hoopii, Honolulu, 14-10-0, 9420.  
8. Debbie Kuhn, Baltimore, 11-13-0, 9342.  
9. Jan Schmidt, Naperville, Ill., 14-10-0, 9341.  
10. Diandra Hyman, Lincoln, Neb., 11-13-0, 9292. 
11. Kristal Scott, Painesville, Ohio, 12-12-0, 9289.  
12. Becky Kregling, Stratford, Conn., 16-6-2, 9262.
13. Kari Schwager, Lincoln, Neb., 11-13-0, 9238.  
14. Lisa Vint, East Troy, Wis., 12-12-0, 9237.  
15. Kassy Golden, Colorado Springs, Colo., 10-14-0, 9234.  
16. Diane Jones, McKeesport, Pa., 16-8-0, 9223. 
17. Amanda Burgoyne, Newport, Minn., 12-12-0, 9211.  
18. Lindsay Baker, Amherst, N.Y., 11-13-0, 9166.
19. Mindee Pullman, Salt Lake City, 12-11-1, 9140.  
20. Katherine Lanehart, Eagle River, Alaska, 11-13-0, 9137.  
21. Olivia Sandham, Boulder, Colo., 12-12-0, 9132.  
22. Maggie Smith, Lenexa, Kan., 14-10-0, 9066.  
23. Missy Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif., 13-10-1, 9056.  
24. Julie Redfern, Billings, Mont., 14-10-0, 9051.
25. Lisa Duenow, Spring Park, Minn., 9-14-1, 8976.  
26. Jennifer Wright, Columbia, S.C., 9-15-0, 8967.  
27. Heidi Ann Kindorf, Brentwood, Calif., 6-17-1, 8833.  
28. Jackie Edwards, Simi Valley, Calif., 10-13-1, 8825.  
29. Noreen Queen, Cartersville, Ga., 9-15-0, 8731.  
30. Leslie Coleman, Danville, Va., 8-15-1, 8719.
31. ChristineCouvillon, Lincoln, Neb., 7-17-0, 8696.  
32. Beth Standlee, N. Richland Hills, Texas, 9-15-0, 8679.


-Team USA's Manna Jr., Pluhowsky Lead Entering Final Day Of USA Bowling Amateur Championships

12/14/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      Four-time TEAM USA member Tony Manna Jr. and two-time member Shannon Pluhowsky used strong showings Thursday night to hold the top spots entering the final day of the 2001 USA Bowling Amateur Championships at the National Bowling Stadium.

      Manna, a 31-year-old telecommunications employee from Omaha, Neb., won six of eight matches on his way to an 8,443 total for 40 games including 20 bonus points for each match won. Pluhowsky, a 19-year-old student at the University of Nebraska, took five matches to move back into the top women's spot with 8,206.

      Andrew Cain, Phoenix held second place for the men with 8,437. Third was Sean Rash, Anchorage, Alaska, with 8,340 followed by David Haynes, Las Vegas with 8,297 and Dino Castillo, Dallas, with 8,284.

      Jennifer Petrick, North Canton, Ohio, stood second with the women with 8,152. She was followed by Ranae Janssen, Sioux Falls, S.D., with 7,897; Holly Hoopii, Honolulu, 7,895; and TEAM USA's Jeanette Menacho, Sacramento, Calif., 7,891. The top 32 in each division bowl their final 16 match play games Friday. Total pinfall, plus bonus points will determine the final standings including the U.S. Amateur Champions.

      The top five males and top five females automatically will make TEAM USA 2002. A National Selection Committee will choose three additional men and three additional women from among the remaining match play finalists.

Standings after 40 games
Men
1. Tony Manna Jr., Omaha, Neb., 13-3-0, 8443.  
2. Andrew Cain, Tempe, Ariz., 13-3-0, 8437.  
3. Sean Rash, Anchorage, Alaska, 8-8-0, 8340.  
4. David Haynes, Las Vegas, 9-7-0, 8297.  
5. Dino Castillo, Irving, Texas, 9-7-0, 8284.  
6. Michael Mullin, New City, N.Y., 9-7-0, 8234.
7. Noah Berger, Berkeley, Calif., 12-4-0, 8195.  
8. Steven Villanueva, S. San Francisco, Calif., 9-7-0, 8146.  
9. Derwin Pitre, Lafayette, La., 11-5-0, 8136.  
10. Michael Remaklus, Florissant, Mo., 6-10-0, 8119.  
11. Fero Williams, Gardena, Calif., 8-8-0, 8078.  
12. Bill Hoffman, Columbus, Ohio, 8-8-0, 8070.
13. John Eiss, Orono, Minn., 6-10-0, 8041.  
14. Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 9-7-0, 8017.  
15. Charlie Esteban, San Francisco, 7-9-0, 8008.  
16. Ron Nelson Jr., Bridgeview, Ill., 8-8-0, 7995.  
17. Jeff Fehr, Cincinnati, 7-9-0, 7988.  
18. Kevin Dornberger, Sioux Falls, S.D., 8-8-0, 7987.
19. Joel Reyes, Chula Vista, Calif., 7-9-0, 7983.  
20. Chris Castro, Dallas, 9-7-0, 7967.  
21. Jeffrey Newkirk, Vincennes, Ind., 7-9-0, 7963.  
22. Doane Cole, Murrieta, Calif., 8-8-0, 7955.  
23. Royce Rusher, Tulsa, Okla., 8-8-0, 7954.  
24. Matthew Kirsner, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., 9-7-0, 7934.
25. Scott Norton, Sandy, Utah, 6-10-0, 7927.  
26. Derek Sapp, Macomb, Ill., 4-12-0, 7806.  
27. Scott Huther, Madison, Wis., 4-12-0, 7783.  
28. David Garber, Dallas, 7-9-0, 7782.  
29. Alan Schopper, Streamwood, Ill., 8-8-0, 7727.  
30. Jeff Piroozshad, Colorado Springs, Colo., 7-9-0, 7720.
31. Eric Cox, San Diego, 7-9-0, 7690.  
32. John Asbaty, Lincoln, Neb., 5-11-0, 7688.

Women
1. Shannon Pluhowsky, Phoenix, 10-6-0, 8206.  
2. Jennifer Petrick, North Canton, Ohio, 10-5-1, 8152.  
3. Ranae Janssen, Sioux Falls, S.D., 11-5-0, 7897.  
4. Holly Hoopii, Honolulu, 11-5-0, 7895.  
5. Jeanette Menacho, Sacramento, Calif., 11-5-0, 7891.  
6. Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, 11-5-0, 7845.
7. Lisa Stack, South Elgin, Ill., 7-9-0, 7817.  
8. Debbie Kuhn, Baltimore, 8-8-0, 7796.  
9. Kassy Golden, Colorado Springs, Colo., 9-7-0, 7771.  
10. Kristal Scott, Painesville, Ohio, 8-8-0, 7754.  
11. Jan Schmidt, Naperville, Ill., 10-6-0, 7754.  
12. Diandra Hyman, Lincoln, Neb., 8-8-0, 7717.
13. Kari Schwager, Lincoln, Neb., 6-10-0, 7679.  
14. Mindee Pullman, Salt Lake City, 10-5-1, 7667.  
15. Amanda Burgoyne, Newport, Minn., 7-9-0, 7632.  
16. Diane Jones, McKeesport, Pa., 9-7-0, 7616.  
17. Lindsay Baker, Amherst, N.Y., 6-10-0, 7577.  
18. Olivia Sandham, Boulder, Colo., 8-8-0, 7563.
19. Katherine Lanehart, Eagle River, Alaska, 8-8-0, 7550.  
20. Lisa Vint, East Troy, Wis., 7-9-0, 7548.  
21. Becky Kregling, Stratford, Conn., 11-3-2, 7524.  
22. Missy Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif., 9-6-1, 7498.  
23. Jennifer Wright, Columbia, S.C., 6-10-0, 7487.  
24. Julie Redfern, Billings, Mont., 9-7-0, 7478.
25. Lisa Duenow, Spring Park, Minn., 6-9-1, 7427.  
26. Maggie Smith, Lenexa, Kan., 8-8-0, 7406.  
27. Jackie Edwards, Simi Valley, Calif., 6-9-1, 7284.  
28. Leslie Coleman, Danville, Va., 6--1, 7280.  
29. Heidi Ann Kindorf, Brentwood, Calif., 3-13-0, 7272.  
30. Beth Standlee, N. Richland Hills, Texas, 6-10-0, 7204.
31. Christine Couvillon, Lincoln, Neb., 2-14-0, 7167.  
32. Noreen Queen, Cartersville, Ga., 5-11-0, 7154.





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