Athlete of the Week: Keith Schooler, Fairmont High School

Name: Keith Schooler

School: Fairmont

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sport: Bowling

Claim to fame/honors: Rolled 795 series and was individual champion of Ohio High School Bowling Kickoff Tournament in Columbus; GWOC first team as a junior; carries 231 average this season with a high single game of 289; has rolled five 300 games in his career

Bet you didn’t know … I started bowling when I was 3

Words you live by: Give it all you got. It could be your last shot.

Toughest opponent: Myself because I’m the only person who can beat me

Biggest influence: My dad because he pushes me as a bowler and as a person

Match-day rituals: Usually take a nap so I have full energy

What’s on your bedroom walls Picture of LeBron James and Pete Weber

When I’m bored I like to … play video games with friends

Favorite movie: Kingpin

Person who would play you in a movie: Kevin Hart

Favorite TV show: Orange is the New Black

Favorite musical artist: Lil Uzi Vert

I can’t live without: Shoes

I can live without: School

Event you’d like to attend: An NBA game

Favorite book: Fahrenheit 451

Favorite home-cooked meal: Sweet potatoes

Favorite restaurant: Smokey Bones

Favorite smell: Peach scent

Favorite cereal: Cap’n Crunch

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Foot Locker

Vegetable you won’t eat: Onions

I’d love to trade places for a day with … LeBron James

Whose mind would you like to read? Michael Jordan

Place where you’d love to travel? Hawaii

Talent you’d like to have? Play the guitar

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: Pete Weber

Favorite team: Cleveland Cavaliers

Favorite Olympic sport: Basketball

Something in the world I’d like to change: Gas prices

Favorite sports moment: When Tom Brady came from 25 points back to win the Super Bowl last year

Favorite junk food: Fudge Rounds

Best thing about bowling: You never know what ‘s going happen. Every day is different.

In 10 years, I hope to be … successful

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