Q: How many years have you been playing pool?
A: I’ve been playing pool for 13 years but only serious about it for three.
Q: Who are your sponsors?
A: Grinding clothing company, Diveney Custom Cues, Sergeants Sports Bar, Sharky’s Billiards, and Crafton Railroad Company
Q: How many tournaments have you competed in?
A: I’ve played in 300+ tournaments in 10 years
Q: What do you do for fun in your spare time?
A: I enjoy fishing, being outside, and hanging out with friends.
Q: What was the most exotic location you been to for pool?
A: I’ve been to Vegas two times.
Q: Who are your favorite players for pool and/or pool trick shots?
A: Efrin reyes, Justin Bergman, and Jesse bowman.
Q: Do you have an amazing story you want to tell us about?
A: I raced box for four years until I had a bad crash and fractured my skull four inches. Dr’s wouldn’t let me race anymore so I started hanging out at the pool hall my dad worked at.
Q: What is your most favorite game?
A: Straight pool or 10 ball
Q: What are some of the cues you owned?
A: All Diveney Custom Cues
Q: What’s your favorite kind of cues?
A: Diveney and Nova
Q: What is your strong point in pool?
A: On average my break speed is 25-28mph, and I learn fast.
Q: When you are not playing pool, your doing what?
A: Working at the pool hall.
Q: What awards have you won so far?
A: 2013 – APA Jr Nationals 1st
2013 – VNEA Jr National Team 1st
2013 – BEF Jr Nationals 9-12
2014 – APA Jr Nationals 1st
2014 – VNEA Jr Worlds Team 2nd
2014 – VENA Jr Singles 9-12
2015 – APA Jr Nationals 4th
2015 – VNEA Jr Worlds Team 2nd
2015 – VNEA Jr World Singles 3rd
2014 – ACS Men’s Open Team 1st
2014 – ACS Men’s Open 9-ball 3rd
2015 – BEF Jr Nationals 13-16
2015 – ACS Men’s Master Team 2nd
2015 – ACS Men’s Master Singles 13-16
2015 – Illinois ACS Jr State 2nd
2012 – 2015 ISPA Jr State 2nd
2014 – Sharky’s pick your poison 1st
1st APA Jr – to get a grand slam.
Many league Mvps in APA
Q: How did you get into playing pool?
A: My dad worked at a pool hall.
Q: Do you have a nickname for playing pool?
A: Run Out River
Q: What was your first tournament for billiards?
A: When I was eight years old at my dads new year day Jr tournament.
Author: William DeYonker
Photo: Provided by author
Editor: Hannah Blue