Coach Amber Lemke passes 900 Career Wins, Ladyjacks Finish 7th at Stromin’ Blue and White Classic

Las Vegas, Nevada – Coach Amber Lemke surpasses 900 Career Wins as the Ladyjacks finish 7th/19th in a stacked Stormin’ Blue and White Classic after a strong showing at the USBC Team USA Trials.

Before competing in the Stormin’ Blue and White Classic, seven Ladyjacks competed for a spot on Team USA. Morgan LiCausiBrystal BeyerJuliana KerriganFrances DavilaKathleen HeadyMatlyn Warner, and Carlen Gattenby all rolled for 5 straight days in the 153 women field.

Morgan LiCausi finshed top of the Ladyjack standings, finishing 69th overall with a pin total of 5,841.

The Ladyjack Team USA Standings
Morgan LiCausi 69th – 5,841
Brystal Beyer 70th – 5,798
Julianna Kerrigan 74th – 5,771
Matlyn Warner 83rd – 5,741
Carlen Gattenby 106th – 5,636
Frances Davila 119th – 5,467
Kathleen Heady  134th – 5,317

Brystal Beyer Recognized

Following her qualification this summer from the Junior USBC Team USA, Brystal Beyer was recognized after the final day of the team trials for earning her spot on the team. Beyer qualified for Team USA after finishing fourth after 26 games in the U20 Junior Golds.  She found herself in the losers bracket but was able to string up a couple of wins and qualify for the TV finals.  Beyer finished as the #3 seed for the U20 Junior Gold Championships after winning the losers bracket and falling in the first round of the TV finals.

The Stormin’ Blue and White classic then kicked off on Monday. With a stacked field of 14 nationally ranked teams, SFA started off the spring season with heavy competition, being paired up in 7 ranked matches over the first two days.  

Brystal Beyer finished with All-Tournament Team honors, rounding out t-10th overall in pin total with a final total of 1,037 and an average of 207.40.

Day One – Baker Format

Vs. #12 Tulane – W 959-906
Vs. Jackson State – W 967-898 
Vs. #7 University of Nebraka – L 902-962
Vs. #18 Newman University – W 1088-969
Vs. #19 Valparasio University – W 917-913

Day Two – Traditional Format

Vs. Prarie View A&M – W 1022-831
Vs. #14 University of Maryland Eastern Shore – L 915-967 
Vs. Texas Southern University -W 912-896
Vs. #2 Vanderbilt University – L 979-1024
Vs. #4 Louisiana Tech – L 915-948

Day Three – Bracket Play

Vs #15 Mount Saint Mary’s – W 4-2
Vs. #4 Louisiana Tech – L 2-4
Vs. #10 Maryville University – W 4-1

By: Hunter Overholt, SFA Director Of Social Media And Digital Content