Teen bowler striking success
WARNBRO tenpin bowler Ashlyn Mohr is aiming to set a record of competing in 15 Australian Junior Championships since she started playing the sport competitively when she was just four years old.
Ashlyn (14) has so far competed in 11 events and represented Australia at a tournament in Queensland three weeks ago.
She competes in three competitions each week, as well as two training sessions and also attends WA team training every three months.
Ashlyn was the first young WA bowler to win the AJC bumper challenge in 2011 and also came first in a restricted cup competition in 2013.
The Warnbro Community College Year 9 student has also picked up a swag of medals in WA championships and competes regularly at events in the eastern states.
So far this year, she has travelled to Melbourne in February, Sydney in April and Adelaide in
July. She will be returning to Sydney to compete in another competition next month.
Last year, she was selected for the WA Junior State Team and was a finalist in the Rockingham sports star awards.
She promotes bowling to her friends at school and has made lifelong friends from her involvement in the sport.
Ashlyn said she really enjoyed bowling, although it could be a frustrating sport at times.
She is aiming to attend development camps at the Australian Institute of Sport and her dream is to represent Australia in overseas competitions, such as the Milo International All-Stars Bowling Championship and Asian schools events.
Ashlyn in action at a recent competition in Queensland.
Ashlyn with her coach and grandfather Allen Jones and mother Michele Jones.