On Saturday, 2/11/23, MSHS senior Max Dawson captured the 2023 U.P. Boys Individual Bowling Championship. The meet featured 66 total bowlers from Upper Peninsula High Schools and was held in Iron Mountain.
Qualifying rounds had competitors bowl a total of six games. The top 16 athletes were then seeded and put into a single elimination tournament of head-to-head match-ups to crown the U.P. Champion. Bracket play matches consisted of two games each with the higher pin total advancing to the next around.
Dawson led from wire-to-wire after accumulating 1,122 pins in the qualifying rounds (187 average) to earn the top seed in bracket play. MSHS also had Brett LaBelle (8-seed) and Ezra Pickard (12-seed) earn bracket play positions after finishing in the top 16 following qualifying.
Bracket Play – Round of 16
- Max Dawson, Marquette – 381
- Shawn Gibbons – L’Anse – 379
Bracket Play – Quarterfinals
- Max Dawson, Marquette – 379
- Parker LaFond, Escanaba – 375
Bracket Play – Semifinals
- Max Dawson, Marquette – 339
- Malcolm Forbes, Ishpeming – 258
Bracket Play – U.P. Championship
- Max Dawson, Marquette – 374
- AJ DuLong, Calumet – 319
Click here for full results from the 2023 U.P. Boys Individual Bowling Championship.