John Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda and Danielle McEwan of Stony Point emerged as the champions late Monday night at the United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials in Henderson, Nev. and will represent the United States at the QubicaAMF World Cup later this year.

After finishing first in 30 qualifying games, Szczerbinski held on in a tight championship match, defeating defending champion Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., 218-211, while McEwan successfully defended her title with a 267-194 win over Diandra Asbaty of Chicago at Sunset Station’s Strike Zone Bowling Center.

Kent needed a double in the final frame, but left the 2-4-5 on his first shot to concede the title to Szczerbinski.

“My goal coming here this week was just to make Team USA again,” said Szczerbinski, who earned his third term on Team USA.

“Winning this tournament is just icing on the cake and being able to go to the World Cup? It’s just hard to explain everything I’m feeling.”

In the semifinals, Kent took down John Janawicz of Winter Haven, Fla., 257-196, while McEwan defeated Josie Earnest of Nashville, Tenn., 199-181.

All of the players who advanced to the stepladder finals earned automatic spots on Team USA in 2013 by surviving a grueling five-day, 30-game format that awarded points based on the position they finished in each day.