5-foot-6, 115 pounds. Right-handed bowler. Very good all-around athlete (also plays baseball and boys volleyball). Started bowling at a very young age and continues to progress year by year. Had 200 average, 87% fill rate and was his team’s anchor as a sophomore, finishing 21st out of 97 bowlers at the Wisconsin State Meet. From his 8th-grade year to his freshman year, he improved his average by 25 pins (198 average, 84.2% fill rate). Was the anchor his freshman year at Greenfield H. S. and became the school’s first ever qualifier for the Wisconsin High School State Tournament. 1 of 3 freshman in the state to qualify for state. Great work ethic at the bowling alley and in the classroom (3.40 GPA). Has potential to contend for a state championship in the next 2 years. Very coachable student-athlete who has a desire to get a great education and bowl for 4 years at the next level.— Jason Lauren, ScoutU Scout, 414-303-7607, Jason@ScoutU.com
In his freshman year, Isaiah, a right-handed, one-handed bowler, achieved an 85% fill rate which was good for 16th in WHSBC District 1 and qualified for the singles portion of the state tournament. Isaiah did not make the second cut for the state tournament, but the experience is invaluable. Isaiah primarily bowled in the anchor position on his team, which finished second in the East Division. Isaiah is a very accurate bowler. His first ball target percentage was over 90%. Isaiah was very accepting of being coached and as we worked on a couple of items to incorporate into his game, he worked diligently to master them. He was a very good teammate, always there for his teammates in good and bad times. As a freshman, he fell into line very well and was never a problem for the coaches or team captain. His strength at this point is playing straighter and up the boards with extreme accuracy. His demeanor and personality are also a plus. He never seems to get too wound up — he keeps the highs low and the lows high.
Isaiah needs to work on some items (and as a freshman he has time). He needs to work on his hand positions — staying inside the ball to be able to play inside when the lanes break down. I would think Isaiah will get bigger and stronger and this will aid in that. Continuing to work on drills to strengthen this part of his game will help also. Understanding and working on his leverage is another item we are working on. Using his legs is paramount in getting the power game implemented into his game.
I see nothing but good things for Isaiah, as he continues to excel in the high school bowling arena. Isaiah is also an all-star in the classroom with over a 3.37 GPA and only going up. He will only be a benefit to a college bowling program on and off the lanes.— Brett Pinnecker, Greenfield H.S. coach