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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Hometown: Coldwater, Mich.
In November, this junior out of Coldwater High School signed a letter of intent to bowl with the prestigious Wichita State Shockers men’s bowling program. His bowling record makes clear how he surfaced on WSU’s radar. Keplinger was named to the 2016-17 Boys Bowling Second All State Team, and he won the 2017 MHSAA Division 2 Boys Bowling Singles Regional Tournament last February, when he posted a six-game series of 1369. In January, Keplinger’s high two-game set of 460 helped his Coldwater Cardinals get off to a hot start in the Interstate 8 conference competition this year. In 2016, Keplinger won the I-8 boys’ singles title, and in 2013 he also nabbed a Youth Open team title in the U15 division with the Michigan 2 team.