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Monroe's Wilde ready to roll in senior season

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Monroe senior Collyn Wilde's passion for bowling started as a search for a hobby.

"It's a way to have fun. There's not much to do in Monroe, small town. It's either bowling or golf."

Wilde chose bowling and has the hardware to prove it. He is part of the Cheesemaker squad that won a state title last year. They're hoping to repeat this weekend at the state tournament in Wausau.

"It was like too real to be true at first. Like, 'Oh my God we just did this.' It doesn't seem real," Wilde said of last year's championship.  "But then once we kind of got back to Monroe and saw the fire trucks come in, it all of a sudden like,'Oh my God, we did this.'  For us that were there last year to be able to have two state championships would be pretty cool." 

Collyn, who is now a senior captain, was diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome at a young age. However, it's never hindered his bowling. He actually uses the sport as a form of therapy.

"If i get really nervous, it really comes out.  But I just have to find a way to focus and settle down and it goes away.  During bowling, since I'm so focused in the moment, you don't really notice it.  But once I step off the lanes or get away from it, it comes out a little bit but unless you really look for it you don't really notice it."

Collyn has been recruited to bowl at some four-year colleges. He instead plans to go to school near home and get started on his future career as a welder.

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