Junior Team USA's Devin Bidwell

The first 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.

Devin Bidwell

Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.
Born: March 24, 1989
Height: 6-1
Throws: Right
Age Started Bowling: 10
High School: Royal High School
College: Moorpark Community College
Years on Junior Team USA (1): 2010


- First 300 at 2003 Junior World Team Challenge
- Shot 300 at 2009 Teen Masters on dual lane patterns (left lane long, right lane short)
- 2nd at 2009 Teen Masters Collegiate Division
- Has 34 300 games and 9 800 series

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

Bidwell: I suppose if I were to choose one word, although it's not easy to do since so many emotions were running through me, thrilled would be it. It's an honor to be picked among all the great talent on the team, and a huge confidence boost to myself as a bowler.

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

Bidwell:  Having a great time with great friends, leaving the country, and I hope to get enough video with my Flip Camera to make a little movie of the trip!

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

Bidwell: Second Dimension and Jade Quantum.

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

Motorcycle - As The Rush Comes
Whitechapel - Prayer Of Mockery

Q: What’s your favorite motivational quote?

Bidwell: "Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people." - Nido Qubein