Rogers sophomore looking to improve on third-place state finish

Beyond the Athlete: Rams' Feller picked up the sport a few years ago on father's advice

of the HeraldNovember 27, 2013 

Four years ago, Alyssa Feller had no interest in becoming a bowler. Now she’s one of the best in the state.

Feller, a sophomore at Rogers High School, placed third individually during the Class 4A state tournament last February.

“It didn’t really hit me until a couple of days later,” she said. “I knew I had done it, but it was really shocking at first and was really cool. I achieved something and completed my goal. It was a good personal ego boost and was a lot of fun.

“This year, my goal is to finish in second place,” she said. “I just want to work hard and keep getting better slowly, one step at a time.”

Feller hadn’t bowled until her dad, Tim, introduced her to the sport when she was in sixth grade.

“My parents have always tried to make sure I have good opportunities and want me to succeed,” Feller said. “When I first started bowling, I thought, ‘Why would I join bowling. It is so stupid.’ But now I love bowling. My dad really pushed me to play a sport, and now here I am. My dad rocks.”

The Herald recently asked Feller a few questions about her life away from the bowling alley.

The Herald: Who was your favorite sports team as you grew up?

Alyssa Feller: I rooted for the Denver Broncos a lot because that is my dad’s favorite sports team.

TH: What is your favorite movie of all time?

AF: I liked “Down Periscope.” I want to go into the military, and I like comedies. It was a good comedy about military things.

TH: What is your dream vacation spot?

AF: Camping or going to Disneyland.

TH: What is your biggest pet peeve?

AF: When people don’t listen to me, or when they don’t answer my questions and I’m ignored.

TH: If you could pick one person to go to dinner with, who would it be?

AF: David Tennant, Patty Lupone or Sutton Foster.

TH: What is your favorite restaurant in east Pierce County?

AF: The Buttered Biscuit in Sumner. They have delicious cornbread.

TH: What is your favorite hobby away from bowling?

AF: Acting, reading and sleeping.

TH: Who is your pick to win the Super Bowl?

AF: The Seattle Seahawks.

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