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October 28, 2021
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  • Ashtyn Woods, 16, bowling in the tournament at Double Decker Lanes Photo by Irene Hilsendager

By: Irene Hilsendager
September 3, 2021

Ashtyn Woods, a 16-year-old junior at Maria Carrillo High School believes in sports especially bowling. Ashtyn is the daughter of Curtis and Jill Woods of Santa Rosa. Woods is bowling in the 2021 Women’s Open Bowling Tournament being held at the Double Decker Lanes this past weekend. She started bowling at the age of five and went full force at the age of ten. 

Along with softball and going to school, this young lady has a great head on her shoulders. What a joy to be speaking with a beautiful young lady that doesn’t use the word “like” in every sentence.

She belongs to the Northern California Association of bowling and is used to traveling around the bowling circuit.

Woods was bouncing with excitement watching the bowlers and saying how cool it is to be able to attend and compete in this event. Her goal for the weekend was to be able to make all of her spares.

Going to Maria Carrillo High School, which she believes is the hardest academic school in Sonoma County, she will be trying extremely hard to keep her grades up so she can start applying for colleges.

Ashtyn says she really believes in herself but feels social media and cell phones are dangerous for young people. 

Woods said, “I learned early on that I have to stay strong and watch my actions.” Now days some young people disregard respect and are getting dangerously into cyber bullying (yes, she has been cyber bullied). 

Remember what you say during texting; those words will stay in cyber space forever. 

Ashtyn says in her opinion, she feels when hearing things negatively, political and racist they are so horrible. She would rather stay off social media and learn and get a good education.

Wood is so eager to bowl in this weekend’s event, and Amber Wurz from Rohnert Park is also another local young lady that wants to make a mark in this highly prized tournament.

The total prize fund stands at $298,125. There will be 36 ladies receiving money from $1,225 to the champion getting $100,000.

To watch the championship game, tune in to CBS sports at 4 p.m. local time on Tuesday, August 31.