Carson Valley High School Student Aims For Junior World Bowling Championships
Special to the Carson Valley Times · 2 min read
MINDEN, Nev. — Chesney Minor, a Carson Valley resident and high school student, is attempting to raise funds to compete in the Junior World Bowling Championships.
Her aim is to raise $1,600 by the middle of March to secure her spot in the tournament. The tournament has a purse of more than $400,000 in college scholarship money. First place receives a $50,000 scholarship.
“I would like to represent Douglas County in this international tournament,” Minor said in a letter to the Carson Valley Times. “I started bowling when I was about three years old and then gave it up to play club soccer.
“Two years ago, I was on the Douglas High JV Girls soccer team, and after sustaining my fourth concussion in two years, I was no longer able to play.
“Losing the sport I loved for more than seven years was challenging. Finding a new passion and being successful at it proved to be a challenge as well.”
Minor is home-schooled through Nevada Connections Academy due to medical issues from the multiple concussions, she said.
“I have thrived at this school and with the help of my teachers and parents I was able to achieve a 3.92 GPA last semester,” she said.
Minor is the Co-Captain of the Carson High Bowling Club Team, bowling Saturday mornings at Carson Lanes, and also bowls in as many tournaments as possible in the area.
Last season, she won more than $800 in scholarship money through tournaments and through the High Desert Interscholastic Bowling Program (HDIBP).
She was also inducted into the HDIBP All-Star Team at the end of the season last year.
This year, she has competed in the George Plunkett Memorial Tournament, in the Carson Country USBC Super Super Scholarship Tournament, the Greater Reno Sparks Youth City Tournament and the Greater Reno Sparks Youth Masters tournament.
At the Greater Reno Sparks Youth City Tournament, she took second place and qualified to participate in the Greater Reno Sparks Youth Masters Tournament, in which she also took second place.
“I am looking to raise the money for the World Championships and represent Douglas County in this international tournament in Reno,” she said.
The tournament will take place June 16-June 23, 2017. For more information, or to donate, call 775-237-2022 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.