First-year bowler Silas Limes off to impressive start

Nov 11, 2021
Silas Limes

Silas Limes, a freshman at Newman University, has an already-impressive bowling resume.

He was named to the Dexter High School All-American Team and claimed back-to-back team wins at the USA Bowling National Championships in 2017 and 2018 in the U15 division. He also advanced as an individual to the Class 6A state finals his junior and senior years, finishing third and fifth, respectively, and helped his team to a runner-up finish in 2021.

What’s more, Limes took home third place at the National Youth Tournament this past summer. And as a member of the Newman Jets bowling team, he’s made two men’s all-tournament teams at two out of the three tournaments the team has competed in so far this season.

Collegiate bowling

One of the reasons Limes chose to attend Newman was because of the bowling squad. Bowling runs in his family so it’s something he was raised doing, and he wanted to continue competing at the collegiate level.

“I knew a lot about what the team was like and how Coach Billy Murphy ran the program and what he expected out of everyone because my brother, Caleb Limes, came to Newman and was on the bowling team for all four years he was here,” Limes said. “At the same time, my cousin, J.D. Titus, is also on the bowling team, so it’s really cool to get to bowl with family at the collegiate level.”

Head Bowling Coach Billy Murphy

Limes also decided to pursue his degree at Newman because it’s close to his hometown, and he loves that class sizes are on the smaller side.

“It allows me to get to know my professors more and not just be another face in a room,” he said.

Limes is currently studying accounting and serves on Newman’s Freshman Advisory Board. He’s also one of the representatives for the men’s bowling team on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Ultimately, what Limes loves most about being part of the Jets bowling team is that “it’s just one big family,” he said.

“No one is ever left out of anything. We all support and cheer for each other, no matter if it’s during practice or tournaments. Varsity will watch and cheer on junior varsity and vice versa. And at the same time, we still always manage to have fun and create one-of-a-kind memories that I’m sure none of us will ever forget.”