Robins is one of the Valley's top youth bowlers & won state in singles

LEWISTON, ID - He's tried a lot of sports but none have come as natural to him as bowling. As one of the top youth bowlers in the Valley, Lewiston's Turner Robins is this week's P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week.

Bowling for the last five years, Turner Robins picked up a bowling ball because of his dad, and he hasn't looked back.

"My dad kind of bowled in college and he asked me one day if I wanted to start to bowl and I took up the offer and I've enjoyed it since," said Turner.

That makes sense, based on the fact that he is the first youth bowler in the Valley to notch an 800 series, and that included a 300 game.

"It's a hard goal to accomplish with the high games that you have to be able to bowl," said Turner.

In addition to throwing an 800 series, Turner has other big accomplishments under his belt.

"Me and my dad we qualified to go to a tournament in Louisville, Kentucky two summers ago," said Turner. "Last year I won state for singles and our team got second."

And he does all of this while getting his work done in school.

"I show up on time and get my work done, and just do what the teachers tell me to do," said Turner.

But this lefty doesn't plan on saying goodbye to knocking down pins after high school, he intends to grab a scholarship to college and maybe even continue bowling after the degree.

"My goal is to get to Wichita state and try and get a full ride to there and I would like to go pro with it," said Turner.

Knowing that won't come easy, Turner practices nearly every day in addition to being a part of summer and winter leagues.

"I do the PBA challenge during the summer and then I do the junior majors during the winter," said Turner.

Talent, big goals and the determination to achieve those goals make Lewiston's Turner Robins this week's P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week.