Viera High graduate Greg Young, the reigning FLORIDA TODAY Boys Bowler of the Year, has been chosen to compete in the 13th World Bowling Youth Championships in Hong Kong as a member of Junior Team USA.
The event is Aug. 8-15, and two of the other three representatives are competing with Young this weekend at Harbour Lanes in Melbourne in the PBA South Regional. They are Kamron Doyle of Brentwood, Tenn., and Matt Farber of Plainview, N.Y. Also selected was Wesley Low of Palmdale, Calif.
Each is a member of this year’s Junior Team USA chosen in trials in Las Vegas in January. It is the second year Young has been a member of the team, and this will be his first trip abroad to represent the team in international competition, though he has competed in Puerto Rico.
“It’s the world’s biggest youth tournament, and it’s always been a dream of mine to represent the United States,” Young said. “This team has a lot to stand for.”
The U.S. won the last World title two years ago.
After the event, Young will report to McKendree University of Lebanon, Ill.
The Bearcats were one of 16 teams to compete in the Intercollegiate Team Championships in Reno, Nev., in April.
Young is a two-time winner of the Teen Masters Grand Championship. He bowled his first 300 at the age of 10. He was the FLORIDA TODAY Boys Bowler of the Year the past two years and was named first-team All-Space Coast each of his four years at Viera.
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