Mr. and Miss Bowling deliver sensational start-to-finish high school careers

ALLEN PARK, MI – Jacob Johnson and Karli VanDuinen probably look familiar to each other.

They travel in the same circles.

For the past four seasons, there hasn’t been a high school bowling singles state finals that Johnson and VanDuinen didn’t attend. And on Wednesday, they crossed paths once again.

The bowling sensations were recognized with the top honors presented by the Michigan High School Interscholastic Bowling Coaches Association, with Johnson being named Mr. Bowling and VanDuinen named Miss Bowling in ceremonies Wednesday at Thunder Bowl in Allen Park.

Johnson becomes the first Mr. Bowling winner from Livonia Clarenceville after capping his career with the ultimate prize. The four-time state qualifier was a two-time regional champion who never finished lower than third in regional play.

He won the singles state title as a junior as the No. 1 seed to highlight his storied career. It was one of two times he qualified for the match play portion of the finals.

VanDuinen was a powerhouse on the girls side for Whitehall. She not only qualified for the state finals all four years, she reached the quarterfinals each season. She closed out her prep career in style, winning the singles state championship.

The two-time regional champion and four-time first-team all-state selection is heading to the Arkansas State University bowling program next season.

Mr. Bowling and Miss Bowling highlight the MHSIBCA Dream Teams, which feature six boys and six girls from across the state. Candidates must be seniors whose coaches are members of the MHSIBCA. Bowlers are judged on career accomplishments, with regional and state results considered.

Taylor’s Dan Dutcher, Essexville Garber’s Jim Tesner and Jackson Lumen Christi’s Suzy Thayer were inducted into the MHSIBCA Hall of Fame as part of the ceremonies at Thunder Bowl.

Here is a look at the rest of the Dream Team selections for 2022.

The Michigan High School Interscholastic Bowling Coaches Association recognized its boys and girls Dream Teams for 2022 at Thunder Bowl in Allen Park. (Provided by Chase Kaufman)

BOYS DREAM TEAM

Trenton Altman, Belding

The three-time state qualifier won the regional crown this season. A state runner-up as a junior, he reached bracket play two other times. He joins the Davenport University bowling team next season.

Riley Devereaux, Lakeview

The four-time state qualifier finished among the top-8 in regionals each season, going as high as third as a senior. He reached bracket play at states three times.

Carson Hommes, Forest Hills Northern

A regional champion as a junior, he competed at the state finals all four years. He twice reached bracket play at the state tourney, getting edge in the second round this year.

Carson Kohler, Charlotte

Set the tone for a sensational career by winning the regional title as a freshman. He qualified for the state tourney three times and reached bracket play twice.

David Schaberg, Holt

A three-time state qualifier, he fired a 1530 to win the regional crown with one of the highest six-game regional sets in MHSAA history. The Concordia University signee reached the quarterfinals three times and the semifinals twice at the state finals.

COACH: Mike Martin, Grand Blanc

The veteran coach decided to make his 21st season at the helm his final season. He led Grand Blanc to three regional titles and four state final appearances. He is a member of the MHSIBCA Hall of Fame.

2022 GIRLS DREAM TEAM

Brooke Binder, Essexville Garber

The three-time state qualifier reached bracket play the past two seasons. She rolled all the way to the final four this season. She was a key part of Garber’s team state title in 2020.

Ava Crumley, South Lyon

The three-time state qualifier was a two-time regional runner-up then claimed the regional title as a senior. She rolled all the way to a state runner-up showing in 2021.

Chandra Ganske, Rogers City

A four-time state qualifier, she captured top regional honors as a junior. She went on to compete in the match play round at the state finals as a freshman.

Adrianna Good, Charlotte

Absolutely dominated regional action, winning the crown twice and advancing to states all four years. She reached the state quarterfinals as a junior.

Jaynie Hamilton, Harrison

A two-time state qualifier, she made her final season her finest season. She rolled to the state quarterfinals as a senior.

COACH: Russell Whipple, Mason

In just four seasons with the Mason program, including the past two as head coach, he’s been part of a whirlwind ride. He helped the program to a state title in 2020 and to runner-up finishes in 2021 and 2022.

MR. BOWLING RECIPIENTS

2022 Jacob Johnson, Livonia Clarenceville

2021 Izaac Goergen, Midland

2020 Matt Buck, Rockford

2019 James Ruoff, Battle Creek Pennfield

2018 Luke Cantrell, Genesee

2017 Kyle Tuttle, St. Charles

2016 Jordan Nunn, Flint Carman-Ainsworth

2015 Sam Brandt, Fremont

2014 Alex Ouellette, Bay City John Glenn

2013 Jeff Pietryka, Chippewa Valley

2012 Tylor Green, Davison

2011 Zach Brandt, Fremont

2010 Tony Harger, Flint Carman-Ainsworth

2009 Drew Bauer, All Saints

2008 Chad Skinner, Pinconning

2007 David Carroll, Wyoming Kelloggsville

2006 Josh Jablonski, Sterling Heights

2005 John Kelley, Sterling Heights Stevenson

2004 Ryan VanHecke, Utica Ford

2003 Daniel McLalin, Dearborn Heights Annapolis

MISS BOWLING RECIPIENTS

2022 Karli VanDuinen, Whitehall

2021 Dani DeCruydt, St. Clair Shores Lake Shore

2020 Omani Morales, Cedar Springs

2019 Mackenzie Johnson, Vandercook Lake

2018 Natalie Klein, Brighton

2017 Taylor Davis, Davison

2016 Hannah Ploof, Flint Kearsley

2015 Allison Morris, Ann Arbor Huron

2014 Jordan Richard, Tecumseh

2013 Brooke Wood, Davison

2012 Jessica Lubbers, Wyoming Kelloggsville

2011 Tawni Vollmer, Tecumseh

2010 Kara Richard, Tecumseh

2009 Nicole Crabtree, Vandercook Lake

2008 Addileen Pointer, White Lake Lakeland

2007 Ashlee Mefford, Coldwater

2006 Ashley Clinchoc, L’Anse Creuse North

2005 Angel Lapak, Sterling Heights Stevenson

2004 Amanda Wrathell, Sandusky

2003 Kate Featherstone, Walled Lake Central

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