Bowling scores only a mom could love, records shattered at PRL bowling tourney
If you thought Mother’s Day weekend would keep the PRL away from the bowling lanes, think again:
Instead, mothers were treated to one of the most epic Gutter Balls in recent memory.
Over 105 bowlers from the plant community came together for the 23rd edition, which took place at City Limits East. That number was the highest it has been for a while, according to event co-producer John Froehlich.
“We filled the place up, all 24 lanes!" John said. "A very special mention goes out to all of the young bowlers who came this year. By their enthusiastic participation, the future of Gutter Ball looks very bright!!”
Good times were had...
... and things got a bit competitive. The Kerfeld lab even had team t-shirts made!
But history was yet to be made later that night. Eric Young, a grad student in the Ducat lab, won bigly to take home his first Gutter ball trophy.
His score of 267 set a new all-time high score for a Gutter Ball champion!
Here are some stats for the fans:
- Eric Young: 200, 267
- Erik Durfee: 176, 204
- Tony Schilmiller: 167, 155, 190
- Bryan Ferlez: 170
- Joe Reidy: 169
- John Froehlich: 167
- Eric Poliner: 167
- Giovanni Stefano: 152
- Sam Vaitkevicius: 151
- Linda Danhof: 132, 127
- Starla Zemelis-Durfee: 132
- Ashley Horn: 132
- Sarynna Lopez: 130
- Barb Sears: 121
Previous Gutter Ball Champs:
- John Froehlich (2003, 2006)
- Ken Keegstra (2004, 2007)
- Jon Glynn (2005)
- Jackson Gehan (2008)
- Robin Harris (2009)
- Katie Cabot (2010)
- Andy Scollon (2011)
- Erik Durfee (2012)
- Matt Oney (2013)
- Henrik Tjellstrom (2014)
- Tony Schilmiller (2015, 2016)
- Eric Young (2017)
Will Eric hold on to his trophy in 2018? Will the record hold?
We will find out soon enough.
In the meantime, congrats Eric!
By explaining a photosynthetic peculiarity in switchgrass, MSU researchers from the Walker lab may have unlocked even more of the plant’s potential.
Researchers from the Vermaas lab created a more efficient tool to solve the problem of ring piercings in molecular simulations. This work is published in Biomolecules.
Complicated sets of biological data can be challenging to extrapolate meaningful information from. Wanting to find a better way to look at this data led Berkley Walker, assistant professor at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, to team up with statistician and Assistant Professor Chih-Li Sung from the Department of Statistics and Probability.