Such was the atmosphere at the fourth annual Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network Chill-N-Bowl, which took place Feb. 4 at Midway Lanes.
Nineteen teams, many of which dressed in costumes, turned out for the fundraising event that’s half bowling tournament and half chili cook-off. Overall, the event raised $1,600 for the YP Network.
The Many Faces of Jerry Haas team, comprised of President Molly Sullivan, social team co-lead Jim Herrington, service team co-lead Peggy Candler and Owen Netzer, captured the most-creative team name award by paying tribute to one of the Network’s veterans and the many roles he’s filled over the years.
The Applied Engineering Pinjas, featuring Eric Miller, E-team co-lead Dustin Leingang, Pat Johnson and Jeff Martian, won the award for best chili, though some might say they had an unfair edge by offering two different chili varieties along with a dessert chili.
The Kyle Hermann Agency team proved to be the best bowlers of the bunch.
The ultimate prize—and the large traveling trophy that accompanies it—for the highest combined chili and bowling scores went to the Ken-Mar Bison Ranch team, comprised of Ross Hemelvig, Matt Ystaas, AJ Thompson and Tyler Cook.
Once again, Jim Mellon and Midway Lanes donated the bowling, shoe rental and space for the fundraiser to be a success.
Here is a recap of all the award-winning teams:
1st place- The Kyle Herman Agency
Team members- Kyle Herman, Mike Dewald & associates
2nd place- First Community Credit Union Team #2
team members- Frank Freise, Elisha Gratz, Derrick Becker, Chad Schmidt
3rd place- Kupper King Pins
team members- Ryan Fode, Shaneille Ulmer, Shawn Weekes, Dava Ralph
1st place- Applied Engineering Pinjas
team members- Eric Miller, Dustin Leingang, Pat Johnson, Jeff Martian
2nd place- Ken-Mar Bison Ranch
team members- Ross Hemelvig, Matt Ystaas, AJ Thompson, Tyler Cook
3rd place- Gate City Bowling Pins
team members- Natalie Davy, Greg Eckes, Christa Schwartzenberger, Heather Barnes
Most Creative Team Name:
1st place- The Many Faces of Jerry Haas Team
team members- Molly Sullivan, Jim Herrington, Peggy Candler, Owen Netzer
2nd place- TOGA (Team of General Ability)
team members- Adam Pascoe, Derek Hall, Kelsey Boese, Andrea Matern
Team Spirit Award
1st place- The Super Bowlers
team members- Dave Lehman, Margo Kramer, Ashley Beutow, Lynly Ottmar
2nd place – The Thundering Herd
team members- Jerry Haas, Mike Christianson, Katie Althoff, Hope Wedul