As a long-time supporter and advertiser with the Bowlers Journal International, Turbo is delighted to share and support the BJI Generation Next, a new magazine feature that recognizes outstanding youth bowlers and future ambassadors of the sport. The athletes recognized here were featured in a recent issue of the BJI.
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You may recall Aliyah Alleyne as the poker-faced competitor bowling for the U12 title at the 2015 Junior Gold Championships on CBS Sports Network, as seemingly unfazed by open frames as she was unimpressed by strikes. Alleyne fell short that day, finishing runner-up, but her impressive résumé suggests she is destined to rise in the years ahead. The Mooresville, N.C., resident began bowling competitively at age nine and quickly scored a runner-up finish in the North Carolina State Pepsi Youth Championships in 2012. This year, she won a scholarship tournament at George Pappas Victory Lanes in June. Off the lanes, she is a member of the choir at Pinnacle Church of God in Christ, plays violin and piano, and is an honor student at East Langtree Charter Academy.
One of the biggest splashes Derick Holmes made on the national scene occurred when he was named the 2014 Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow, an honor that earned the Wichita, Kan., teen a $6,000 scholarship and recognition for his extraordinary record both on and off the lanes. A Boy Scout for 12 years, Holmes became an Eagle Scout in 2010 and maintained a 4.0 GPA at Wichita Southeast High School while also excelling on the lanes, making two consecutive appearances on the Dexter High School All-American Team in 2013 and 2014. Now entering his sophomore year at Wichita State University, where he is studying business management and human resources management, Holmes logged a high series of 787 in his first year as a Shocker.
This two-time Dexter High School All-American out of Riverside, Ohio, enjoyed two third-place and two second-place finishes at the Teen Masters between 2010 and 2014 before emerging as a national star with her U20-Division victory at the 2015 Junior Gold Championships in June. Though she struggled out of the gate in her U20 title match against Breanna Clemmer under the national spotlight of CBS Sports Network, she recovered with a 232 to secure a 401-385 victory. Prior to joining the Wichita State Shockers starting with the 2014-15 season, Kanemoto helped the Stebbins High School bowling team to three conference championships while also nabbing the Ohio High School Singles title in 2012. In her Freshman year with WSU, where she is studying biological sciences, she logged a high series of 790.