Kodiak youth bowler Dustin Swearingin finished his qualifying rounds at the Junior Gold Championships on Wednesday in Chicago, Illinois.

After 15 games, Swearingin ended with a 143.86 average, which placed him 400 out of 455 bowlers.

He had his best game on Wednesday, rolling a 203 in the first game, but followed that with a 101, 153, 106 and 142.

On Tuesday, the rising Kodiak High School sophomore recorded second-round scores of 125, 167, 146 and 143.

Puerto Rico’s Jorge Rodriguez topped the qualifying rounds with an average of 208.71. The top 65 bowlers advanced to the semifinals.

The Junior Gold Championships is the largest youth bowling tournament in the nation. Swearingin earned an invitation to the tournament by posting a 214 average at the Alaska USBC Youth Association State Tournament.

Competitors can earn college scholarships and a chance to be a member of Junior Team USA.

Contact the Kodiak Daily Mirror. sports department at Contact him at (907) 486-3227, or email sports@kodiakdailymirror.com.

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