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Craig’s Sheyenne Cromer bowls over competition at state

Teen to compete in national event this summer

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

From left, Craig teenage bowlers Chase Peed, Sheyenne Cromer and Trent Hillewaert competed in the 2016 Colorado Pepsi Youth Championship Tournament in Fort Collins. Cromer went on to the final round to win the division for girls 20 and under, qualifying for the second time for a national event this summer in Indianapolis.

The idea of qualifying for a national event was so nice, Sheyenne Cromer just had to do it twice.

Breakout bowling star Cromer won the 2016 Colorado Pepsi Youth Championship Tournament2016 Colorado Pepsi Youth Championship Tournament for girls 20 and under, held April 16 and 17 in Fort Collins. for girls 20 and under, held April 16 and 17 in Fort Collins.

2016 Colorado Pepsi Youth Championship Tournament for girls 20 and under, held April 16 and 17 in Fort Collins.

The Craig teen was not the only competitor from Northwest Colorado to bowl at the event, as fellow local rollers Trent Hillewaert and Chase Peed also made it to state, though she was the last one left standing in the finals.

Cromer had a top score of 226, 1171 total in six games, averaging 195.

"It was lots of practicing, for sure, and I wasn't sure how I was going to do," she said. "I decided to just play it frame by frame and not get so emotional about it."

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The total would have qualified her for the national level of competition. However, she was already set to go, having made the list for the United States Bowling Congress Junior GoldUnited States Bowling Congress Junior Gold back in November after the back in November after the Wild West Shootout in WyomingWild West Shootout in Wyoming..

United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold back in November after the Wild West Shootout in Wyoming.

With a spot secured months ago, both Cromer and state runner-up Kayla LaMar will now attend the national event this July in Indianapolis.

Though she's excited, there's also a hint of anxiety as she looks ahead to this summer.

"If I make it to the final qualifying rounds, that'll be televised, so that's going to be nerve-wracking," Cromer said. "It's going to be a learning experience because I'll be going up against people who have bowled in college."