Denison-Schleswig’s Brawner is All-Iowa Boys Bowling Coach of the Year

Shelby Brawner knows her way around Lucky Lanes Bowling in Denison about as well as she knows the back of her hand.

Her father played in bowling leagues in Denison when Brawner was young and introduced her to the sport when she was in elementary school. She played in a Saturday morning youth league for years, growing to love bowling more and more.

Brawner bowled for Denison-Schleswig High School. Now, she’s the boys and girls head coach, alongside former high school teammate Jennifer Totten, her assistant coach.

The Monarchs’ boys team made its first state tournament since 2016 this past winter. Despite bowling a 2,989 in prelims at state and taking the sixth seed, the Monarchs soared in the finals. The beat Ottumwa, 3-1, knocked out North Scott, 3-1, then rolled to a 3-0 win over Oskaloosa in the championship match.

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