IAUSBC YOUTH AWARDS & RECOGNITION


Direct questions on Iowa Youth Bowling to Jolene Ketelsen  Email: youth.coordinator@iowabowl.com

Eve Schmitt

Eve Schmitt of the DeWitt USBC Association receives 2021 Iowa State USBC Scholarship 

Congratulations to Eve Schmitt, the winner of the 2021 Iowa State USBC Scholarship. For winning she receives a $1000 scholarship which is renewable for up to four years by meeting the grade point average guidelines. She is a member of the DeWitt USBC youth and bowls at DeWitt Lanes.

She has been in youth bowling for seven years and has participated in Youth State tournament, district and state Pepsi tournaments along with local city tournaments throughout the years.

In school she was in concert and marching band for all four years. She was a member of the high school 2nd place team in 2020 and the 3rd place team in 2021 in high school bowling. She participated in track along with being in the National Art Honor Society.

Her outside activities include doing 2 mission trips to Mexico through her church along with serving at the holiday and graduation dinners at church. She is a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo is also an instructor. She currently works at Subway and has done detasseling in the past.

Her future plans include attending Kirkwood College in Cedar Rapids to get a degree in Landscape Design.

Jena Edwards

Bowler Of The Year.  Jena Edwards of DeWitt receives $800 scholarship for local association leadership 

Jena Edwards of DeWitt was the winner of an $800 scholarship for the leadership skills she has exhibited at her local center, DeWitt Lanes. She has been on the local Board of Directors for 2 years. She has helped at numerous tournaments by score monitoring as well as helping with the association trivia nights. She also helped set up and coordinate the local youth tournament held in the spring. She has bowled in local and District family doubles, district and state Pepsi and qualified for Junior Gold in Cleveland when she was 12.

She is also very active in the youth leagues by helping the younger bowlers on Monday and Thursday leagues as well as during the Pee Wee leagues. Many of the youth bowlers locally look up to her for her help and leadership in helping them toke their games to a higher level.

Besides her help with the youth bowling leagues she has been a youth delegate to the Iowa State youth conferences for the last few years. In this year’s Iowa State Youth Championship tournament, she got first place in Girls Division 1 singles and Girls Division 1 All events earning a $200 in scholarships.

She is also a two-year letter winner in High School bowling, she is also involved in Future Business Leaders of America, Student Council, Speech, jazz, concert & marching band along with several small instrumental groups, Dance Marathon that helps the University of Iowa Stead Family Hospital, and she is also President of her local 4-H club.

Emily and Troy

Bowler Of The Year for girls ability - Emilee Hall of Camanche.

Bowler Of The Year for boys ability - Troy Edmonds of Camanche.

Emilee Hall of Camanche was the winner of an $800 scholarship for her skills on the lanes. This award is based on bowling scores. She has bowled 6 – 270 plus games, plus numerous other 225 and above games. She has had 5 – 700 plus series, along with 5 – 650 plus series, and 8 – 625 plus series.

She has participated in Family Doubles local and district along with district and state Pepsi. She has also bowled in the Iowa State Youth championship tournament. She was also a three-year letter winner for Camanche in High School bowling.

Troy Edmonds from Camanche was the winner of an $800 scholarship for his skills on the lanes. This award is based on bowling scores. He has bowled 1 – 300 game, 1 – 298 game, 6 – 275 plus games, and 10 – 250 plus games so far in his career. He has shot and 863 and 801 series, along with 9 – 700 series. He was his local Doubles Champion in the Camanche Youth City tournament.

He was a two year letter winner in high school along with bowling the River City Scratch tournaments, Quad City Bowling tour, and Great Iowa Scholarship Bowling Club tournaments.

Kyle Holmes of the DeWitt USBC Youth Leagues earns  Earl Anthony Scholarship 

One of the five winners of the Earl Anthony Scholarship this year is a bowler from Iowa. He will receive a $5000 scholarship that is named in honor of the legendary hall of famer who was dedicated to helping youth bowlers.

Kyle Holmes is a senior at Central DeWitt High School, where he has been a fixture on the honor roll, while taking honors and AP classes. He is a member of the National Honor Society, a standout in Odyssey of the Mind and has been part of his school's choir and musicals. He also has participated in bowling, football baseball and track.

Community service has played a large role in Holmes' high school career, and he has been involved in ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, blood drives, food drives, school functions, church activities and using his musical abilities in performance of the national anthem or holiday caroling throughout his community.

Holmes is a member of the DeWitt USBC youth leagues.

10-year-old Dubuque Bowler Tosses Perfect Game

Congratulations to 10-year-old Dawson Kohl of Dubuque, Iowa, for rolling a perfect game in his youth league!

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Awards & Recognition for IAUSBC Youth Bowling

Complete list of the past winners for Coach of the year, Volunteer of the Year, Stacia Richardson Sportsmanship / Iowa State USBC YA Sportsmanship Award, and Harry Tuma / Hall of Fame Award.

Complete Past Award Winners List (PDF)

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