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Jim Zima bowling column: Puyleart debuts on 15-year list in fifth position

12:16 AM, Apr. 22, 2013  |  Comments
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The biggest change in the Green Bay-Bay Area USBC Bowling Association 15- and 20-year average lists are Eric Puyleart jumping into the fifth spot on the 15-year list and Mark Simonet coming in ninth and Aaron Johnson 15th on the 20-year list, all in their first year of eligibility.

Mike LaFave continues to top the 15-year list while Scott Weber remains the leader on the 20-year average list.

This week we conclude a look of the lists, checking out the top 20 for the past 15 and 20 years after updating the five and 10-years lists last week.

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 list is through the 2011-12 season.

On the 15-year list, LaFave holds a comfortable lead over Alex Young with a 231.820 average for 4,759 games. Young has a 228.838 average for 5,036 games.

Young moved up from third to second from the previous year but is no longer active in the associatio, having moved out of the area.

Weber was second a year ago but dropped to third with a 228.766 average for 2,190 games and Dave LaBar remained in fourth with a 225.791 average for 2,985 games.

Puyleart, in fifth, has a 225.593 average for 2,639 games.

In addition to Puyleart, there are two other names that are new in this year's top 20 but not new to the list. They are Tom Karman and Steve LaPlant.

Karman is ranked 18th this year with a 221.707 average for 1,390 games, moving up from 25th on the previous year's list. LaPlant, with a 221.215 for 3,306 games, is 20th, up from 21st a year ago.

On the 20-year list, the top three remain the same. Weber leads with a 229.003 average for 3,516 games followed by Young with a 228.066 for 5,519 games and LaFave with 225.192 for 7,063 games.

LaBar and Thyes switched places with LaBar moving up to fourth and Thyes dropping to fifth. LaBar has a 222.545 average for 4,396 games while Thyes is at 222.395 for 5,217 games.

Simonet and Johnson are the only two new names in the top 20 of the 20-year list.

Simonet is making his debut with a 221.890 average for 3,357 games for his ninth-place ranking while Johnson is 15th with a 220.249 for 2,986 games.

It is interesting to note that Mike LaFave has felled 1,590,530 pins over the 20-year span, the most by any of the bowlers on the top 20 list and the only one over 1.5 million.

15-year average list after 2011-12

Names Games Avg. Last Yr.
1. Mike LaFave 4,759 231.820 1
2. Alex Young 5,036 228.838 3
3. Scott Weber 2,190 228.766 2
4. Dave LaBar 2,985 225.791 4
5. Eric Puyleart 2,639 225.593 new
6. Randy Wilde 2,922 224.883 6
7. Bob Leavy 1,034 224.881 5
8. Andy Compton 2,907 224.805 7
9. Rory Johnson 2,043 223.391 8
10. John Schmitz 2,976 223.263 13
11. Ron Wilde 1,074 223.257 9
12. Jeff Ross 2,688 222.835 10
13. Todd Mielke 1,254 222.651 12
14. Tim Thyes 3,561 222.626 11
15. Mark Simonet 3,111 222.573 16
16. Mike Johnson 2,694 222.571 17
17. Mark Pietras 3,313 222.226 14
18. Tom Karman 1,390 221.707 25
19. Frank Buchacek 1,989 221.628 15
20. Steve LaPlant 3,306 221.215 21

20-year average list after 2011-12

Names Games Avg. Last Yr.
1. Scott Weber 3,516 229.003 1
2. Alex Young 5,519 228.066 2
3. Mike LaFave 7,063 225.192 3
4. Dave LaBar 4,396 222.545 5
5. Tim Thyes 5,217 222.395 4
6. Ron Wilde 1,623 222.266 7
7. Andy Compton 3,969 222.023 8
8. Jeff Ross 3,561 221.992 6
9. Mark Simonet 3,357 221.890 new
10. Randy Wilde 4,017 221.859 11
11. Tom Sawyer 6,345 221.696 10
12. Mike Johnson 3,465 221.627 9
13. Mark Pietras 4,792 221.265 12
14. Todd Mielke 1,767 220.876 13
15. Aaron Johnson 2,986 220.249 new
16. Mark Nowak 1,806 218.985 14
17. Steve LaPlant 4,466 218.833 18
18. Dave Herber 2,644 218.792 16
19. Charlie Schoenung 2,730 218.617 15
20. John Schmitz 3,789 218.574 19

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