La Salle - Peru High School Senior and I.V. Super Bowl High School League Bowler, Nathan Stubler is the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) 2017 Individual Bowling Champion. Not only did he win the tournament after finishing fourth last year, he broke numerous state records. He holds the day 1 tournament record with a 1,642 six-game series that included games of 269, 268, back to back 300 games (record), 278 and 227 easily besting the previous record of 1,575. Between games 2 and 5 he rolled 34 consecutive strikes and did not have an open frame on the day. His average was 273.7 heading into day 2. His round 1 score of 837 is also the new record for a 3 game series.
In day 2 of the tournament he bowled 246, 247, 236 (729), 269, 248, 228 (745) for a two day grand total of 3,116 pins and now holds the state record for total score besting the previous record of 3,011. He finished with a 259.7 average over second place Collinsville Senior Clayton Hartman who finished with a grand total 2,808 series and a 234 average. The two day tournament was held at St. Clair Bowl in O'Fallon.
Nate grew up at I.V. Super Bowl alongside his parents, proprietor's Bob and Sindee Stubler. He has worked long and hard for this deserving accomplishment. He was the State Champion in 2013 as an 8th grader at Holy Family School in Oglesby.
IHSA 2017 State Bowling Champion - Nathan Stubler