National collegiate bowling championships to be held in Wyoming

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The last time the Intercollegiate Team Championships was held at the Spectrum Entertainment Complex was in 2001. Courtesy United States Bowling Congress Collegiate

The top events of the United States Bowling Congress Collegiate season, the Intercollegiate Team Championships and Intercollegiate Singles Championships, will be held from May 3-8 at the Spectrum Entertainment Complex, 5656 Clyde Park Ave. SW in Wyoming.

The 40-lane venue was scheduled to host the 2020 Intercollegiate Team Championships (ITC) and Intercollegiate Singles Championships (ISC), but the events were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The finals will be aired on CBS Sports Network, and BowlTV will livestream coverage of all qualifying and match-play rounds of the 2021 events. The dates and times of the broadcasts will be released at a later time.

“We are thrilled to be looking ahead to the ITC and ISC and excited to work alongside Spectrum Entertainment Complex and the West Michigan Sports Commission to bring these events back to the Grand Rapids area,” IBC Youth Development Managing Director Gary Brown said. “Collegiate bowling programs across the country are competing every weekend, and we’re looking forward to being able to recognize the top student-athletes and crown national champions once again.”

The ITC also was held at the Spectrum Entertainment Complex in 2001, with Western Illinois and Nebraska winning the men’s and women’s titles, respectively. Spectrum Entertainment Complex worked in conjunction with the West Michigan Sports Commission to bring the event back to the Grand Rapids area.

“We are extremely excited to welcome back USBC and the Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships to Greater Grand Rapids,” West Michigan Sports Commission President Mike Guswiler said. “It is a sign that we are getting past the challenges of this global pandemic by hosting these important sporting events safely. Our region remains a top bowling destination, which can be witnessed in the significant investments that have gone into our host venue, Spectrum Entertainment Complex. On behalf of the West Michigan Sports Commission and Spectrum Entertainment Complex, we welcome these collegiate bowlers and are certain they will enjoy their championship experience.”

The 2020-21 USBC Collegiate season was postponed until January due to COVID-19. The regular season will conclude Sunday.

The sectional assignments for the 2020-21 USBC Collegiate season will be announced on March 31 live on BowlTV.com. The ITC sectional qualifiers will take place between April 16 and 18.

The 2021 ITC and ISC were scheduled to be held at Stardust Bowl in Addison, Illinois. Instead, the 2022 ITC and ISC will be held at Stardust Bowl, an 84-lane center, from April 18-23 prior to the start of the 2022 USBC Women’s Championships.

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