By James Bowes ‘24

On Saturday, Jan. 6, the Brother Rice Bowling team went to Stardust Lanes in Addison to compete for the Catholic League Championship.

After dominating the first six seeding games, the team made it into the championship tournament which contained the top four teams.

In a competitive showdown, Brother Rice claimed the 3rd spot in the Catholic League Championship, with standout performances by junior Jeremy Gasca, who secured 1st place individually, senior Tommy McMahon finishing 6th, and senior Tyler Wojcik placing 7th.

Junior Jeremy Gasca, with an average of 214.4 pins and a total pinfall of 1,072, said, “Obviously, we wanted to place first as a team and become back-to-back Catholic League Champs, but it didn’t work out. It was still a lot of fun, and to place first in individual pinfall was a big accomplishment for me.”

Senior Tommy McMahon, with an average of 200.2 pins and a total pinfall 1,001, said, “We did well to make it to the championship, but it all came down to how we executed as a team. Unfortunately, we didn’t execute as well as we hoped.”

Senior Tyler Wojcik, with an average of 196.4 pins and a total pinfall of 982, said, “Even though we didn’t win as a team, each throw was a chance for us to get better. Learning from challenges is important. Now, we get ready for regionals.”

Despite falling short of back-to-back team championships, the bowlers remain resilient, focusing on the lessons learned and preparing for the upcoming regional championship.