“It was really hot,” the Kodiak 18-year-old said. “It was my first time in 90-degree weather.”
Bormuel spent nearly a week in Indy with his family, bowling in three tournaments in mid-July — the big one being the USBC Junior Gold Championships.
Bormuel placed 1,017th in a field of 1,048 with a 15-game average of 145.27.
He said the oil patterns were hard to get used to. He also noted one of the bowling centers used for the tournament had a broken air conditioner.
“It was difficult,” Bormuel said Tuesday, nine days after getting back to Kodiak. “There was overwhelming odds, too many bowlers and too many spectators.”
Bormuel fared better in the Youth Open Championships where he teamed with older brother Jason, younger brother Jacque and another bowler to claim 13th in a team category.
Jason and Jacque also placed 14th in a doubles event.
Jerish said one of the highlights of the week was meeting PBA stars Norm Duke and Wes Malott and attending a seminar.
“The seminar taught us about being mentally tough and to focus on the game,” Jerish said.
The three boys also won Storm bowling bags at the Youth Open Championships.
Former Kodiak resident Jacques Kaune placed 552 in the USBC Junior Gold Championships with an average of 173.87.
Kaune also placed 108th in the BTM Survivor Tournament, while Jerish was 244th, Jason 497th and Jacque 609th.
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