O’FALLON — LaSalle-Peru’s Nate Stubler didn’t just win the IHSA State Bowling Championship. He crushed the field and set state and national records in the process.
The L-P senior topped the field by 308 pins, rolling two 300 games in the process at St. Clair Bowl in downstate O’Fallon. He is the first bowler to ever throw back-to-back 300 games at state.
Stubler compiled a 3,116 series over 12 games, topping the IHSA record of 3,011 set in 2015. He also set a state record with his 1,642 series on Day 1 and national records for his 1,137 four-game total and his 1,415 five-game total.
Stubler, who is coached by his father, Bob, carried a a 259.7 average, the best ever thrown in the IHSA state tournament.
Runner-up Clayton Hartman of Collinsville had a 2,808 series and 234 average.