On October 8th and 9th, the Boilermakers competed in their first tournament of the 2016 - 2017 season, the Western Shootout. A Tier 2 tournament, the Boilermakers bowled six team games on Saturday followed by 16 baker games on Sunday. The tournament marked the first ever college bowling tournament for four of the eight bowlers on the Women's team. A young team consisting of one junior, three sophomores, and four freshman, this tournament provided the team with great experience and a good starting point for the season. The Women's team knocked down 4526 pins on Saturday placing them in 24th out of the Varsity teams. They came back on Sunday and knocked down 2431 pins moving them up to 23rd place. The Ladies look forward to competing in the Boilermaker Classic next weekend.