Junior Team USA's Craig Hanson

The seventh in an eight-part series profiling the players who will represent Junior Team USA at the 2010 World Tenpin Bowling Association World Youth Championships in Helsinki, Finland from July 24-Aug. 1.

Craig Hanson

Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
Born: Aug. 9, 1989
Height: 5-11
Throws: Right
Age Started Bowling: 6
High School: Boone High School
Years on Junior Team USA (1): 2010


- Only 2010 Junior Team USA member who is also a member of 2010 Team USA
- 28th at 2007 USBC Junior Gold Championships
- 2nd at 2006 Junior Bowlers Tour Main Event

Q: What was your reaction when you found out you had been selected to compete in the World Youth Championships?

CH: “I was excited to be able to test my skills against the best 21 and under group in the whole world. It's nice to have the opportunity to represent my country and possibly bring back a gold for U.S.A.”

Q: Besides the competition, what are you looking forward to the most on this trip?

CH: “I have never been out of the United States, so I am very excited to meet the people, and experience life in another country.”

Q: If you were allowed only two bowling balls for competition, what would you use?

CH: “I would probably bring my 505T and my 920A. These balls show me a lot on a lot of different patterns.”

Q: What are a couple of favorite songs in your iPod?

CH: “'Drop the World' and 'Cold Wind Blows'. These songs help me get pumped up before competition.”

Q: What’s your favorite motivational quote?

CH: “I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” - Michael Jordan