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The 11th Frame: Edgar Burgos, Hannah Diem win titles as Junior Gold U12 show illustrates awesomeness of modern youth bowling

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:30 pm

Heather Diem, left, and Edgar Burgos won the U12 titles at the 2016 Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
As I’ve written many times, when I was a youth bowler in the 1970s there were no scholarship tournaments, no high school bowling, and certainly no Junior Gold Championships, while coaching was nowhere near what it is in today’s more complex game. Add all that up and it’s easy to see why today’s youth bowlers overall simply are better than we were in my day. Nowhere is that more evident than in the U12 division at the Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto...

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