Iowa High School State Bowling Central


Each year, the Iowa high school state bowling meet is held at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo. This annual meet is unique in its co-ed nature. Three classes compete over three days, with each day devoted to one of the three classes. Tickets may be purchased in advance on your mobile device via GoFan or on-site at Cadillac Lanes; check back for updated ticketing information.

2020 State Bowling Schedule


February 24, 2020 
Class 1A Championships

February 25, 2020
Class 2A Championships

February 26, 2020
Class 3A Championships


Start time: 10 a.m. each day

Doors open: GoFan at 8:30 a.m., on-site tickets at 9 a.m.

2020 State Meet Qualifiers



Lane Assignments



State Bowling Spectator Information


Tickets to the Iowa high school state bowling tournament are $10 per person. Tickets may be purchased online from GoFan or on-site in cash. 


Tournament Format

Teams are allowed a maximum of six bowlers and two coaches through the pass gate. Individual qualifiers are allowed one coach. Only those names on the previously filed roster will be allowed free admittance. Substitutes will be required to pay an admission fee, must be dressed in school attire, and are not allowed to sit in the bowling area with the bowlers.

Teams and individuals will bowl two games of ten-pin. Those scores will be tallied to determine the Individual Champion and place winners. Teams will then enter into the Baker Games. At the conclusion, team totals will be tallied to determine the Team Champion.


Entry Information

All spectators kindergarten and older must purchase a ticket. Children not yet in school will NOT require a ticket. Cost is $10 per session. Doors will open 90 minutes prior to the scheduled start each day for fans that purchase tickets online in advance. Doors will open 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start each day for fans wishing to purchase tickets on-site. Wristbands will be distributed at the door as fans enter to facilitate re-entry.


Spectator Policies

All spectators at state-sponsored tournaments are required to wear shirts and shoes. Shirts must extend to the waist. Masks are not permitted.

The following behaviors will result in immediate ejection from the facility:

  • Use of ‘laser light’ pens by a spectator
  • Disrespectful conduct, including profanity, obscene gestures or comments, offensive remarks of a sexual nature, or other actions that demean individuals or the event
  • Throwing articles onto the contest area
  • Entering the contest area in protest or celebration
  • Physical confrontation involving contest officials, coaches/directors, contestants, or spectators
  • Spectator interference with the event
  • Use of artificial noisemakers, signs, or banners
  • Chants or cheers directed at the opponent
  • No alcohol or tobacco is to be sold or consumed on the grounds of any state tournament venue, intoxication or simulated intoxication will be guilty of a simple misdemeanor

The following items are prohibited:

  • Ladders, step ladders, or stools that allow for additional height above the floor
  • Balloons, banners, signs, hoops, placards, and other paper debris
  • No pets are permitted with the exception of service animals


Things to do in the Cedar Valley

The city of Waterloo is part of the greater Cedar Valley area, hosting ample opportunities for recreation, lodging, dining, and more.


Media Information

Credentialed media members planning to cover the tournaments should plan to arrive with the teal IHSAA/IGHSAU 2019-20 pass or email Chris Cuellar ( to confirm access. Work space is limited. Results will be made available on-site and online once the day’s competition is concluded.


Qualifier Information

Administrators, coaches, and qualifiers should read the state qualifier letter available HERE



3A – Team
Davenport North

3A – Individual
Bryan Verdon – Davenport, North

2A – Team
Council Bluffs, TJ

2A – Individual
Dale Weaver – Xavier, Cedar Rapids

1A – Team
Red Oak

1A – Individual
Dustin Beaham – Louisa-Muscatine

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