By: Matt Rothman
Brandon Meyers of J.P. Taravella capped off an incredible high school bowling career and was selected as the Broward County Bowler of the Year.
Meyers, who is homeschooled and practices at Bowlero Tamarac, has only bowled competitively for a year and a half after picking up the sport while on vacation in Colorado. This season, he recorded a perfect game with a 300 before winning the District Championship with a 726 high series, 46 more points than second place.
Meyers thanks his coach, mentors, family, and friends for helping him get to this point.
“I am very grateful and thankful to God for giving me the gifts and abilities to win the title,” Meyers said. “I am also thankful for Coach Greg and my other coaches, mentors, family, and friends for helping me and guiding me throughout the year. I enjoyed every second of the season and made some great memories and friends.”
Meyers hopes to bowl in college but is undecided on where he would like to add. Meyers also wants to improve the game’s physical and mental aspects to make it on the PBA National Tour potentially.
JPT finished 11th place as a team in the State Qualifier and the third round of the Baker Tournament, while Mason was named Coach of the Year.
Nick Bulzomi and Zachary Kimbrell were also named to the First Team All-Conference Team. Bulzomi placed 50th at the state tournament with an 812 series, 198 season average, and a high game of 234, while Kimbrell had a season average of 208 and placed 57th in the State with a 793 series. He also placed fourth in Districts with a 657 series and a high game of 269.
Bryce Collins was named to the Second Team All-Conference, and Jeremy Smith was an Honorable Mention for a team that won the BCAA and District Championship.
In swim, Miles Green was a First Team All-Conference selection after finishing third in the 50-yard freestyle at 20.46. Tawannah Mclemore, signed with Florida International University, also made the First Team and is the school record holder in the 50-yard freestyle. She finished second place at states in the girls 50- 50-yard freestyle at 23.12 and fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke at 1:03.29, dropping in both events to qualify for Winter Juniors.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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