HURON — Bryson North of Huron claimed the title during the 2021 Pepsi Youth Champions in the boy’s U12 division, which was held Saturday and Sunday at Lariat Lanes in Pierre.
North rolled games of 131, 187, 181 and 196 for a 695 series in a qualifying round on Saturday. In the next round he had scores of 151, 226, 179 and 219 for a 775 series, which put him as the No. 2 seed for the step-ladder playoffs.
North tossed a 200 game to open step-ladder play and then rolled a 183 to secure the win. He entered the tournament with a 164 averaged and bowled a 185 average during the event.
The championship qualifies North to compete in the Jr. Gold Tournament, which will be held in July in Indianapolis, Ind.
North is the son of Jeremy North and Stephanie North and the grandson of Russ and Jean North and Gary and the late Julie Zell.