Alex Young vaulted to the top of the Green Bay-Bay Area USBC Bowling Association five-year average list while Jeff Lee maintained the top spot on the 10-year list.
Each year, association statistician John Schmitz calculates the averages for bowlers for the last five, 10, 15 and 20 years. Bowlers must have bowled in 80 percent of the span to be eligible.
This week, we look at the five-year list (2007-08 through 2011-12) and the 10-year list (2002-03 through 2011-12). Next week, we will look at the 15- and 20-year lists.
On the five-year list, Young moved up to first place from third on the previous list, which ended with the 2010-11 season. Young moved to Cincinnati at the end of last season and is no longer active in the association.
Young bowled 1,680 games over the five-year span, posting a 234.654 average. Close behind is Manitowoc's John Schermetzler, who travels to Green Bay once a week to bowl in the Green Bay Major, with a 233.014 average for 420 games. Schermetzler was fourth a year ago.
With Young and Schermetzler's ascension, Mike LaFave and Jeff Lee, ranked one and two, respectively, on the previous chart, dropped to third and fourth, respectively.
LaFave, who is second to Young in games (1,516) has a 232.826 average and Lee, who has the third-most games (1,311), is right behind with a 232.487 mark.
Rounding out the top five is Scott Weber, with a 230.556 for 426 games, who slipped ahead of Tom Karman, who is now sixth with a 230.365 for 457 games.
There are three newcomers to the top-20 list: Jason Becher, Wade Bisick and Aaron Johnson.
Becher, averaging 227.108, is ranked 11th, up from 24th, while Bisick made the biggest jump, coming in at 16th with a 225.842 average, up from 40th. Johnson, 25th a year ago, ranks 17th with a 225.611 mark.
On the 10-year list, Lee, LaFave and Weber remain ranked first through third, respectively.
Lee holds almost a two-pin lead over LaFave with a 235.083 average for 2,382 games. LaFave, who has logged 3,220 games over the 10-year span, has a 234.007 average. Weber's average is 230.610 for 1,131 games.
Young, who has bowled the most games (3,671) is fourth on the list with a 230.299, moving up from fifth. Rick Garcia, fourth on the previous list, dropped to fifth at 229.541.
There are two newcomers to the top-20 list: Mike Johnson and Craig Hoppe.
Johnson is 18th with a 223.939 average, moving up from 21st last year, while Hoppe, making the list for the first time, is ranked 19th with a 223.689 average.
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