The men’s bowling program is rapidly expanding and becoming more successful in the collegiate bowling world. Over the past two years, it has tripled in size and welcomed many new skilled players. The GCU bowling team creates a supportive environment for bowlers to learn about the game, develop their skills and compete at the highest level. Men’s college bowling provides an outlet for GCU students to join a team of peers who share their passion and enthusiasm for competitive bowling. Players are able to work as a team and individually to improve their skills.
The men compete in United States Bowling Congress (USBC) collegiate events in Arizona, California, Nevada and other states. A club designation allows the team to compete for two national titles each year. The GCU bowling team made the postseason for the first time in 2016 and made its first club national championship appearance in 2017. The team, while still in its early stages, has captured two tournament titles and plans to continue to move up the collegiate bowling ranks as it continues to grow.
|Friday||10/21/2016||vs||ASU Grudge Match||Thundery Alley||5 - 10 pm||TBA L|
|Friday||11/11/2016||at||West Coast Collegiate Championships I||Fresno, CA||Tournament||2nd W|
|Friday||11/11/2016||at||West Coast Collegiate Championships II||Fresno, CA||Tournament||2nd W|
|Friday||11/18/2016||at||Montclair Open||Montclair, CA - Bowlium Lanes||Tournament||1st W|
|Saturday||11/19/2016||at||Oak Tree Classic||Montclair, CA||Tournament||3rd W|
|Monday||12/19/2016||at||Las Vegas Invitational||Las Vegas - South Point Bowling Plaza||Tournament||21st L|
|Wednesday||12/21/2016||at||Collegiate Shoot-Out||Las Vegas - The Orleans Bowling Center||Tournament||13th L|
|Saturday||01/14/2017||at||Devil’s Duel||Scottsdale, AZ - Brunswick Zone Via Linda||Tournament||3rd W|
|Sunday||01/15/2017||at||Antelope Shoot-Out||Scottsdale, AZ - Brunswick Zone Via Linda||Tournament||1st W|
|Friday||01/27/2017||at||Sin City Open||Las Vegas - The Orleans Bowling Center||Tournament||3rd L|
|Saturday||01/28/2017||at||Rebel Classic||Las Vegas - The Orleans Bowling Center||Tournament||6th L|
|Thursday||03/09/2017||at||ITC Sectionals||Dallas - USA Bowl||Tournament||9th L|
|Saturday||04/08/2017||at||Collegiate Club Championships||Indianapolis - All Star Bowl||Tournament||7th L|
Ben Canfield is honored to be coaching the talented men of GCU club bowling. He is a four-time National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association Academic All-American, 2014-2015 Collegiate Club All-American second-team honoree, 2013-2014 Arizona Junior Bowlers Tour Bowler of the Year and winner of 23 JBT titles. He also placed fourth in All Events at the USBC Open Championship in 2015.