Class of 2019-2020

The Henson Bowling Academy has selected its third class of a fine group of youth bowlers who have already demonstrated expertise on the lanes. This hand-picked group has been chosen for several reasons. First and foremost, they all have a very strong desire to compete at the highest levels of collegiate and/or professional bowling. The role of the Academy is to develop them into the players they envision themselves to be. Each one of them possesses a strong set of commendable personal characteristics such as good sportsmanship, honesty, and poise as well as a healthy work ethic which is required to be successful in this program and beyond.

 

 

 

 

Name: Aidan Furukawa
Hometown: Sunbury, OH
Age:12
School: Big Walnut Middle School
Quote: “I love the sport of bowling.  I have made a full commitment to bowling and I am ready to move on to the next level.”

 

 

 

 

Name: Anthony LaVerdiere
Hometown: Bexley, OH
Age:12
School: Bexley Middle School
Quote: “My main focus when I get to college will be to get an engineering degree so that I could get my dream job of being a bowling ball designer.”

 

 

 

 

Name: Christopher Le Sueur
Hometown: Kent, OH
Age:16
School: Theodore Roosevelt High School
Quote: “I am looking for higher level coaching specialized in improving my mental game, knowledge of bowling equipment and ball motion, and tournament strategy to make me the best bowler I can be.”

 

 

 

 

Name: Nick Maliwesky
Hometown: Powell, OH
Age:12
School: St. Brigid of Kildare Elementary School
Quote: “All the awards I’ve won are very important to me, but qualifying for Junior Gold (at age 9 in the U12 division) is the most exciting so far. My biggest goal is to become a pro bowler and compete against the best bowlers in the world. One of my other goals is to compete for Junior Team USA.”

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Carter Street
Hometown: Dublin, OH
Age:15
School: Olentangy Liberty High School
Quote: “I started bowling when I was 3 years old, but by the time I was 9 I started bowling two handed.  A few people told me that if I wanted to be good I needed to stop bowling two handed.  I switched back to one hand, but I just didn’t like it as much so I switched back to two hands.  By the summer of 2014, I bowled my first 300 game at age 10.”

 

 

 

 

Name: Madison Strouse
Hometown: Marysville, OH
Age:14
School: Early College (Marysville) High School
Quote: “Last year was one of the worst years ever because I fractured my leg playing sports.  That was a major setback for me as a bowler because when I started bowling again a few months later I was struggling to remember what to do and I wanted to give up.  But I have a fire inside of me telling me to push harder even if it gets tough.  I want to bowl when I get to high school, college, and after college.”