Webber International University Bowling Program
The Webber International University Bowling has become one of the top programs in the nation. The team trains at the world famous Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Florida. At the training center, the players use the newest technologies to improve their performance. Webber International competes in USBC Collegiate events throughout the country in an effort to obtain a bid to compete in the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships. KTC Vice President Del Warren is the Head Coach of the Men's team. KTC Head Teaching Professional Randy Stoughton is the Women's Head Coach. Rick Wiltse and Ruben Ghiragossian are the Assistant Coach and assist with the Developmental Team practices.
For complete coverage and an overview of the program visit www.webberathletics.com
In the few shorts years the program has existed, the program boasts some of the biggest accomplishments in college bowling history.
In 2016 the women won their fourth national championship.
In 2012 WIU had one of the most successful years of any college program in history. The program became only the third school in the 37 year history of the Intercollegiate Team Championships to win both the men's and women's title in the same year. The WIU men's team also took home the NAIA Championship, while the women were the runner-up. To watch the men's and women's television finals visit: www.youtube.com/watch
In 2011, the men made the tv finals at Intercollegiate Team Championships but fell short of the title in the final match. WIU's Marcelo Suartz was named the most valuable player of the tournament. Suartz was also nominated as a finalist for the 2011 player of the year. In addition, the men were ranked #1 throughout the entire season. The women also grabbed several tournament wins throughout the season.
In 2010, the women's team became the second team in history to win the National title in its inaugural season. Throughout the season, the women never finished below third in any event. The women won one title, the Leatherneck Classic in Moline, Illinois as well as reached the finals of a Tier I major, the Hoosier Classic. In the 2009-10 season, the men won 4 titles including two major TIER Is (Nittany Lion and the Hoosier Classic). WIU Warriors also won two Tier IIs (Gainesville Classic and Central Florida Classic). They also won the ITC Sectional at Allentown to qualify for the National Championship for a second consecutive year.
In the first year of the program, the men's team won a major TIER I title (Nittany Lion) and finished third at the National Championships. They also became the first team ever to shoot a baker 300 in the history of the tournament.
The players at Webber International also excel as students. This year the team boasted a 3.3 g.p.a and had 9 players that earned Academic All-American status. For more information about academics at WIU visit www.webber.edu/
The teams are very proud of our sponsors: Columbia 300 including all EBI Brands, Turbo 2-n-1 and Dexter.