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Jordan Newman: Athlete of the Week

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That's a familiar sound to Waterloo West Senior Jordan Newman

Jordan -- a big contributor on last year's state title team -- has taken the lead this year -- raising her scoring average by 32 --

That average -- 213 -- which is currently 3rd best in the state --

West Head coach Todd Bracken said, "Just hard work, practice, and she's put the time in and everything's just kind of coming together for this year."

Jordan has been consistently good this year -- but 9 days ago -- she was nearly flawless --

at one point rolling 25 straight strikes in a series against Cedar Rapids Kennedy -- which of course included a perfect 3-hundred game --

Jordan said, "I didn't get nervous until the last ball, but after I threw it and let go of it I knew I had it. I was trying not to cry, but that didn't happen, cause I saw my dad tear up because he was so proud of me."

With perfection achieved -- she's now set her sights on individual all-state status -- which is something she narrowly missed finishing 11th the last 2 seasons --

Newman said, "First time we went down to state, I missed it by 5 pins. Then last year, I go 11th, missed it by 3, so hopefully this year I'm hoping to go down and win as an individual this year."

And while an individual title seems within reach -- so does a second straight team title -- with the Wahawks averaging better than 190 as a group --

"They go out, take care of business, and perform on the lanes and get the job done."

"It's just mainly having team confidence in everything, and confidence in ourselves as well."

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