Wisconsin Junior 9-Ball Champ. ~ Ben Zeman and Dakotah Schmidtknecht

Austin Hill is an eighteen year old up and coming pool player from Oshkosh, WI.

At the age of five, Austin started playing pool and traveling to tournaments with his father. By the time he was twelve, he had already started competing and fell in love with the game.

Austin is now a sponsored pool player with Pechauer Cues, and took first place in the 2015 Wisconsin Junior 9-Ball State Championship (sponsored by Jacoby Custom Cues) in Nekoosa, WI. There, he qualified for a spot in the BEF junior nationals tournament being held August 4-7 in Las Vegas, NV.

Recently, Austin has taken an interest in cue maintenance and repair (such as tip replacement, shaft refurbishing, and installing new wraps.) Someday he hopes to become a custom cue maker, and looks forward to becoming a professional pool player and making his business grow.

I asked Austin what the most important part of his game is. He said shot selection and his break were key.

One pocket is Austin’s favorite game, and he likes to play on diamond pool tables while using a Pechauer cue.

Austin plans on representing the state of Wisconsin at junior nationals and is working very hard to gather the money to go.

Due to winning the 15-18 age division at the 2015 junior 9-Ball state championship, Austin will receive a $250.00 travel fund from Jacoby Custom Cues and the Wisconsin Artistic Pool Player Association.