Gene J. Kanak

ARLINGTON, Texas – Eight competitors from the 2022 Junior Gold Championships have been selected to receive the David Dahms Sportsmanship Award.

The winners were determined by the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee based on nominations received from participants at this year’s Junior Gold Championships, which was held across eight bowling centers in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area in July.

The David Dahms Sportsmanship Award is given to competitors who best exemplify sportsmanship, leadership, positive attitude and enthusiasm during the Junior Gold Championships. The honor is awarded to one male and one female participant in each division.

Each winner in the 12-and-under (U12), U15, U18 and U20 divisions receives a 100-point SMART scholarship. The 2022 winners are:

12-and-under division
      • Girls: Amanda Brevard, Arnold, Mo.
      • Boys: Callen Cabral, Somerset, Mass.

15-and-under division
      • Girls: Mia Luna, Roselle Park, N.J.
      • Boys: Dylan Hubley, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

18-and-under division
      • Girls: Kadence Bottrall, Dorr, Mich.
      • Boys: Peyton Keesee, Kingsport, Tenn.

20-and-under division
      • Girls: Jordan Mundt, Arlington, Tenn.
      • Boys: Silas Lira, Tampa, Fla.

The award is named for David Dahms, who was instrumental in the development and launch of the Junior Gold program.


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Brian grew up in New York before moving to Phoenix, AZ in 1991. He has been involved in writing for his own bowling publication called “Striking Spotlight.” He has been published in the Desert Bowler Newspaper, Windy City News Newspaper and the Bowlers Journal. Hirsch is a Youth Director in the Kenosha USBC and a former Director for the Metro Phoenix USBC. As a Level 1 and RVP USBC coach, he can be found coaching his wife Amber and their son Masen each Saturday morning. Hirsch currently has (6) 300’s and (4) 800’s and is a member of the International Gay Bowling Organization where he is a five-time IGBO Champion and a six-time Arizona State Grand Canyon State Games Medalist. The Hirsch’s moved to Wisconsin to be closer to family and assist the Freedom Farm for Vets. Hirsch’s home bowling center is Sheridan Lanes, located in Kenosha, WI.


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