McCormack Captures NYS Bowling Title
Competing against the top 25 bowlers from Catholic high schools throughout New York State, Chaminade senior John McCormack led the pack with a respectable tournament high average of 231 to become the 2012 New York State Bowling CHSAA Champion.
McCormack is a Belle Harbor resident and a graduate of St. Francis de Sales.
After the preliminary round, consisting of four games, was completed, the top five bowlers advanced to the championship round. McCormack’s 925 pin count in the prelims seeded him second in the finals and guaranteed his entry into the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, McCormack, who was bowling last, ended the game throwing four strikes to beat his Chaminade teammate John Lindgren, 235 to 225.
In the championship game, once again the game went down to the 10th frame. McCormack, bowling first, locked out his competition from St. Joseph High School in Buffalo with a strike and spare. McCormack won the final match 228 to 218. His victory in the state’s championship was icing on the cake after being named Chaminade’s MVP and helping the team win the 2012 Nassau-Suffolk Championship with a 14-0 record.
This was Chaminade’s first perfect season and the first Chaminade bowler to win the State Championship. Interestingly, this was McCormack’s first year on the bowling team. He was on the swim and crew teams the prior three years.