Firebird Athlete Spotlight: Dylan Potts

Last season as a junior, Dylan Potts and the rest of the Fairmont bowling team were ready to make history. However halfway through the season their senior leader,  Devon Gober, was kicked off the team. This change impacted the team significantly. 

Potts learned from his previous experiences and adversity leading up to his final season. Now, as a senior, he is the leader of the team. 

His love for all of his teammates is clear as he reflected on what got him to this point in his bowling career. 

“I wouldn’t be in this position if it wasn’t for my teammates. It was a team effort. We won a team title not a me title,” Potts said. 

In addition to his teammates, Potts knows that his success can be attributed to his coach. He said his coach, Jeremy Fleck, is the main reason they won their championship. Fleck has been the bowling coach for four years and has turned the bowling program around for the better. 

“He is a wizard and he brings a different type of energy,” Potts said. 

Potts believes all of his bowling experiences have made him into the person he is today. He said that bowling has prepared him to be a leader, more of a team player and taught him to get his ego out of the way. 

In the championship match against Centerville, Potts shined under the pressure. He bowled a 279 which was his highest ever in a high school competition. 

Potts has dreams to go pro someday. His love for the game and his teammates is contagious which is what makes him truly special. It seems Potts has found his true love in Bowling at Fairmont. 

Potts wanted to make sure all of his teammates were credited when talking about the success of this season. 

“Shoutout to Dayton Foster, Tyler Milton, Colton Mahaffery, Tyler Stegemoller and Isaiah Shannon for making my senior season so great,” he said.