Profiles of senior bowlers

FHS senior bowlers include: Dalton Rippey, Sam Mattson, Shane Morrissey, Austin Adkinson, Nicole Singer, Giuseppi Smith, Kameron Gearheart, Jenna Wickenkamp and Alexis Kiefer.
FHS senior bowlers include: Dalton Rippey, Sam Mattson, Shane Morrissey, Austin Adkinson, Nicole Singer, Giuseppi Smith, Kameron Gearheart, Jenna Wickenkamp and Alexis Kiefer.

The Trojan bowlers from the Class of 2019 will try to qualify for the state tournament in Waterloo today at noon in Muscatine after having the original district meet on Tuesday delayed due to imclement weather.

Dalton Rippey

Parents: David and Dorae

Siblings: Drake and Dallen

Began bowling? freshmen year

Fav thing about it? The environment, all the bowlers I bowl with.

Fav place to roll? Mt. Pleasant, I usually perform well there.

Best non-athletic talent: Good with kids.

College: University of Iowa for Chemistry and Pre-med

Samuel Mattson

Parents: Greg and Becky

Sibling: Gunnar

Began bowling? Sophomore year

Why’d you join? Didn’t have another winter sport and joined to kill time.

Fav non-athletic activity? Anything outdoors

College? Like to go to a community college to study welding or something industrial

Nicole Singer

Parents: Bobbi and Timothy

Siblings: Dominick, Travis, Gunner and Zachary

Began bowling? Last year to try something new

Why’d you join? It’s a way to calm down for me. I get stressed out a lot with everything and I’ve done cheerleading for years and since I’m going to be leaving I need something new to do. I’m always at home or working or taking care of the kids or helping my parents and so I thought this is something new I can try and it just puts me at ease.

Fav non-athletic thing? I like to draw tribal wolves and listen to music.

College: Iowa Central in Fort Dodge for early childhood education

Giuseppi Smith

Parents: Mindy and Lance Smith

Siblings: Shy

Began bowling? At eight because his dad is a bowler. I like bowling but it’s also a family thing to do.

Fav sport? Basketball or baseball

Shane Morrissey

Parents: Shawn and Dena

Siblings: Shannon

Began bowling? Fifth or sixth grade because my sister was doing it,

Fav thing about it? It’s very satisfying when you have a good game.

Fav non-athletic activity? Fishing anywhere for anything. Around here it’s bluegill and bass.

College? Iowa State for some sort of engineering

Austin Adkinson

Parents: Scott and Shelly

Siblings: Colton

Began bowling? Three years ago for something to do with my friends plus it’s challenging. I come out here probably four times a week.

Fav-non athletic activity? Fishing for anything and everything

College? Plan on doing an agricultural apprenticeship.

Kameron Gearheart

Parents: Matthew and Tiffany

Siblings: Kollin and Delaney (3-year old fraternal twins)

Fav non-bowling activity: Watch Netflix and chill out

Fav show? Family Guy

College? Iowa Central for automotive technology

Dream car to work on? 1969 Mustang Fastback, black on black

Jenna Wickenkamp

Parents: Reena and Danny

Siblings: Autumn and Lexi Wickenkamp and Kaleb Barlow

Began bowling? Two years ago to get out of the house and join something new and my friends encouraged me to join.

Fav part? The coaches push us to do better than we think we can do.

Fav non-school activity? Camping and riding in the Pontoon at Lake Red Rock

College? Not sure about what or where. I might go into automotive but not sure yet.

Alexis Kiefer

Parents: Rob Kiefer and Pamela Peiffer

Siblings: Zach

Began bowling? Three years ago with my friend but she quit and I kept doing it.

Fav non-school activity? Netflix. I like supernatural drama stuff.

College? Go to Indian Hills for general education stuff and then transfer to Buena Vista as a junior.