Kuusela, Hansen claim NSAA state bowling championships

Highlights of the NSAA State Bowling Singles Championships
Published: Feb. 8, 2023 at 5:40 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 8, 2023 at 10:52 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Two days after winning a team championship at the NSAA State Bowling Tournament, Kaden Kuusela claimed an individual title. The Grand Island senior rolled through the Class A boys bracket to earn a gold medal. Kuusela outscored Bellevue West’s Nathaniel Centineo 484-427 in the final.

The Class B boys champion was Garrett Hansen. Like Kuusela, Hansen was the #1 seed in his bracket. The McCool Junction senior edged Morgan Bailey of Lexington, 383-377. Hansen said the title was the perfect ending to his prep bowling career.

The individual girls champions were Haylee Bates (Fremont) and Jersi Jensen (Wayne).