Jack Stager ‘22: The 2022 Romeo Bowling season is underway as the varsity boys look to bounce back from a 2021 season where they finished 5-7. Although the team lost a few starting seniors, the incoming boys contain a load of talent. Newcomer to the team Mitch Owens ‘22 expressed his thoughts on the upcoming season and his personal goals for the year:
“For my personal goals for bowling, I want to become more consistent with how I throw the ball down the lane and work on my ball speed,” Owens said. “I think Romeo will beat out most of the competition; we have a lot of talent and this team has something special that previous teams have not seen in a while. Overall, I’m really excited to get started and get the season underway as the potential is unreal this season.”
The Bulldog’s end to last year’s season only adds more fuel to the fire for this young team. However, with young talent, comes the need for senior leadership. Ace and captain in his fourth year, Giorgio Orlando ‘22 is very excited to get the season started as he believes team chemistry is the most important point of focus.
“My expectations for bowling is that it is a very mental game,” Orlando said. “Learning strategy and technique is key. Other people think of bowling as a fun activity people do on weekends or when they are bored. They think of bowling seriously as a ‘nerd sport’ when in reality there is more to it. Bowling creates a fun environment while creating friendships. My expectations moving forward should be high by competing and rebuilding the team. I believe that practice is key to getting better and successful. As for expectations for matches. Should be on time, try your hardest, maintain a positive attitude and learn.”
The captain mindset and senior leadership that Giorgio brings to the table move the Bulldogs up a tier. The Bowling team opens their season against Lincoln High School at Shore Lanes on Wednesday, January 13th. Romeo looks forward to watching another successful varsity sport succeed this winter and add to yet again another winning program at Romeo High School.