Spencer Ladin

Spencer is a young up and comer but watch out…the kid has skills!
Follow him on Instagram @Spencerladin

The best ice 🍦🍧ever!  Let’s just say this Italian girl is very happy 
leones_ices #bestitlianfood  #spencerladin

The best ice 🍦🍧ever! Let’s just say this Italian girl is very happy
leones_ices #bestitlianfood #spencerladin
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It's #dead! He tells me. 4 ball #combo....really @spencer.ladin?! Just #wow. I guess #hewasright. πŸ€‘
Had a #blast playing at the #firstsunday tournament at #hardtimesbellflower #spencerladin cracks me up.... even when he #kicksmybutt out of the tournament 😜#ilovethiskid #illgetyounexttimemypretty
#poolplayers #justplay #enjoythelittlethings and the #amazing #characters. There is always another tournament... it's not about the #money.... made some good shots (and absolutely #terrible ones), had #fun seeing everyone and that's #enough for me. #poolaholic #poolcation

It's #dead! He tells me. 4 ball #combo....really @spencer.ladin?! Just #wow. I guess #hewasright. πŸ€‘
Had a #blast playing at the #firstsunday tournament at #hardtimesbellflower #spencerladin cracks me up.... even when he #kicksmybutt out of the tournament 😜#ilovethiskid #illgetyounexttimemypretty
#poolplayers #justplay #enjoythelittlethings and the #amazing #characters. There is always another tournament... it's not about the #money.... made some good shots (and absolutely #terrible ones), had #fun seeing everyone and that's #enough for me. #poolaholic #poolcation
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#dirtypool #beautiful little #safety 
#caught him on the #point. #gothim #sodirty and #SOSMART #perfect #speed
#nineball #safeties #wingames #billiards #poolaholics #spencerladin @spencer.ladin

#dirtypool #beautiful little #safety
#caught him on the #point. #gothim #sodirty and #SOSMART #perfect #speed
#nineball #safeties #wingames #billiards #poolaholics #spencerladin @spencer.ladin
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#SpencerLadin came to #play. This kid is #nojoke right #offthebat he came out #swinging with this two rail #kick. #backofthepocket #nailedit. He played in the #bef #juniornationals this summer in #chicago and took nineth. #topten ain't bad! #lookingforward to more #greatwins from this young #champ! #thebox
#nineball #poolplayers #nextgen #talent #billiards #hesonly14 #janeskicks #kicksonfire @spencer.ladin

#SpencerLadin came to #play. This kid is #nojoke right #offthebat he came out #swinging with this two rail #kick. #backofthepocket #nailedit. He played in the #bef #juniornationals this summer in #chicago and took nineth. #topten ain't bad! #lookingforward to more #greatwins from this young #champ! #thebox
#nineball #poolplayers #nextgen #talent #billiards #hesonly14 #janeskicks #kicksonfire @spencer.ladin
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#haha #spencerladin #mwst #poolplayers #mezztour #twoandout but I made an #awesome #jumpbank my first #shot of the second match and that was #fantastic. #gotout a #couple times and had a fun #poolday with some great #players. #goodtimes #illbeback #swingingforfences #daretodream. Someone told me recently that if you are the best player in the room, you are in the wrong room. This is definitely a good room for me. Lots of #challenges. Little by little. Inch by inch. One day, I will win a match. Maybe even two. In the mean time I will enjoy the shots and learn from the best. #nevergiveup #persistence

#haha #spencerladin #mwst #poolplayers #mezztour #twoandout but I made an #awesome #jumpbank my first #shot of the second match and that was #fantastic. #gotout a #couple times and had a fun #poolday with some great #players. #goodtimes #illbeback #swingingforfences #daretodream. Someone told me recently that if you are the best player in the room, you are in the wrong room. This is definitely a good room for me. Lots of #challenges. Little by little. Inch by inch. One day, I will win a match. Maybe even two. In the mean time I will enjoy the shots and learn from the best. #nevergiveup #persistence ...

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#SPENCERLADIN @spencer.ladin 
#niceshot #jumpmasse #goodpool #billiards #BILLIARDSPLAZA #nineball

#SPENCERLADIN @spencer.ladin
#niceshot #jumpmasse #goodpool #billiards #BILLIARDSPLAZA #nineball
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#SPENCERLADIN @spencer.ladin
#tricks #cashfameorfun #bend #niceshot #8ball #poolaholics #poolhalljunkie #Beastmode #loveit #pool #JANECHALKS

#SPENCERLADIN @spencer.ladin
#tricks #cashfameorfun #bend #niceshot #8ball #poolaholics #poolhalljunkie #Beastmode #loveit #pool #JANECHALKS
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Most fun match this weekend #shooting with #monster #poolplayer #spencerladin from #cambria #california #lost #hillhill and made some pretty #impressive outs. #iwasshocked 😱 and to top it off his family is from #illinois #chicagopoolplayers #hardtimesbilliards #bellflower #girlsthatplaypool #9ball #tournament #didnt go 2 and out! πŸ˜„ #poolplayers #funtimes #newfaces #leavingamark

Most fun match this weekend #shooting with #monster #poolplayer #spencerladin from #cambria #california #lost #hillhill and made some pretty #impressive outs. #iwasshocked 😱 and to top it off his family is from #illinois #chicagopoolplayers #hardtimesbilliards #bellflower #girlsthatplaypool #9ball #tournament #didnt go 2 and out! πŸ˜„ #poolplayers #funtimes #newfaces #leavingamark ...

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#final tables at the #mwst #mezztour tune in to the stream!!
Go #spencerladin @spencer.ladin and #johnnykang
#underdogs

#final tables at the #mwst #mezztour tune in to the stream!!
Go #spencerladin @spencer.ladin and #johnnykang
#underdogs
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#playing some #scotchdoubles with @spencer.ladin the other day. Nothing super #fancy just a good #solid #breakandrun #bnr 
#scotch is tough cause the rhythm is different and you have to play shots for your partner to make - knowing what they are #comfortable with. With #spencerladin I know I can leave him anywhere but it's awful nice when I can leave him right. What an #awesome break!! #strong start!!
#happyplace #poolplayers #challenges #accomplishments #happyfriday #holidayweekend #ridicfridays #freedomtochoose #american πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

#playing some #scotchdoubles with @spencer.ladin the other day. Nothing super #fancy just a good #solid #breakandrun #bnr
#scotch is tough cause the rhythm is different and you have to play shots for your partner to make - knowing what they are #comfortable with. With #spencerladin I know I can leave him anywhere but it's awful nice when I can leave him right. What an #awesome break!! #strong start!!
#happyplace #poolplayers #challenges #accomplishments #happyfriday #holidayweekend #ridicfridays #freedomtochoose #american πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
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So many good players at #oncuebilliards tomorrow for the #swaneememorial Good luck to all playing this weekend. I have a few favorites I'll be rooting for!  #spencerladin #thanksforthetips #learningnewstrokes  #beast #californiapoolplayers #garagepool #juniorchampion #lovethiskid #poolplayers #9ball

So many good players at #oncuebilliards tomorrow for the #swaneememorial Good luck to all playing this weekend. I have a few favorites I'll be rooting for! #spencerladin #thanksforthetips #learningnewstrokes #beast #californiapoolplayers #garagepool #juniorchampion #lovethiskid #poolplayers #9ball ...

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#SPENCERLADIN @spencer.ladin
#niceshot #cashfameorfun #8ball #poolaholics #billiards #poolhalljunkie #unstoppable #kidgotskillz #tonsofun #JANECHALKS #janeshighlights

#SPENCERLADIN @spencer.ladin
#niceshot #cashfameorfun #8ball #poolaholics #billiards #poolhalljunkie #unstoppable #kidgotskillz #tonsofun #JANECHALKS #janeshighlights
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#spencerladin nailed the five and jumped twice over the stack 😹 his face is #priceless. 
I get asked all the time - why play in events you are never gonna win? Well, for me it's great #experience, #cheap lessons and where else you gonna play the pros for next to nothing? Donating is part of #payingdues. You can't manufacture that kind of #pressure without putting yourself in #challenging matches. 
@starladin Spencer's mom wrote a great post this morning on @spencer.ladin s journey. Below is an excerpt. I love the concept of falling forward and self improvement. 🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱 This is not the typical #story but instead it is a story of losing well.

#Fallingforward.

To mark your own wins, so-to-speak and to reach for the next level UP to improve yourself.....aka Competing against your best self. 
Spencer is 15 years old.  He has been playing since he was 12. His skill excelled quickly, finding players age and skill level equivalent locally was a challenge.  So, At 12 years old he started playing adults 10, 20, 30 years his senior.  Today, It is common for him to play in tourney's with professionals and simi pros where he is the only minor.

Some people ask him why do you play in these hard tourney w #professionals and champions where you barely have a #chance to place and or #win? 
The answer is #simple. 
You lose to #learn. 
The only way to get better at any game is play w others better or far better than you. 
Spencer has a long way to get to where he wants to achieve but, w every victory he gets one baby step closer to his #dreams.

As a parent it's Awsome and strange how this all happened.  The series of events that have made up this journey so far. 
The accepting.
The letting go. 
The #surrender. 
The #work. πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ± Spencer can already take out most better than average pool players and I love how much he loves to #justplay. 
Looking forward to seeing Spence continue his journey to becoming a #champion....#inspiring #motivation #fierce

#spencerladin nailed the five and jumped twice over the stack 😹 his face is #priceless.
I get asked all the time - why play in events you are never gonna win? Well, for me it's great #experience, #cheap lessons and where else you gonna play the pros for next to nothing? Donating is part of #payingdues. You can't manufacture that kind of #pressure without putting yourself in #challenging matches.
@starladin Spencer's mom wrote a great post this morning on @spencer.ladin s journey. Below is an excerpt. I love the concept of falling forward and self improvement. 🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱 This is not the typical #story but instead it is a story of losing well.

#Fallingforward.

To mark your own wins, so-to-speak and to reach for the next level UP to improve yourself.....aka Competing against your best self.
Spencer is 15 years old. He has been playing since he was 12. His skill excelled quickly, finding players age and skill level equivalent locally was a challenge. So, At 12 years old he started playing adults 10, 20, 30 years his senior. Today, It is common for him to play in tourney's with professionals and simi pros where he is the only minor.

Some people ask him why do you play in these hard tourney w #professionals and champions where you barely have a #chance to place and or #win?
The answer is #simple.
You lose to #learn.
The only way to get better at any game is play w others better or far better than you.
Spencer has a long way to get to where he wants to achieve but, w every victory he gets one baby step closer to his #dreams.

As a parent it's Awsome and strange how this all happened. The series of events that have made up this journey so far.
The accepting.
The letting go.
The #surrender.
The #work. πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ± Spencer can already take out most better than average pool players and I love how much he loves to #justplay.
Looking forward to seeing Spence continue his journey to becoming a #champion....#inspiring #motivation #fierce
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What a #break. Me n #spencerladin having some fun playing #scotchdoubles. Easy when he #breaks like a #beast!! I miss my garage....
@spencer.ladin #socksandsandals #werout!! ❀️πŸ’ͺ🏻😘

What a #break. Me n #spencerladin having some fun playing #scotchdoubles. Easy when he #breaks like a #beast!! I miss my garage....
@spencer.ladin #socksandsandals #werout!! ❀️πŸ’ͺ🏻😘
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#spencerladin @spencer.ladin #nailedit here's hoping your #ridicfridays is going this well! #happyfriday #hardtimessacramento #poolplayers #socalpoolplayers #alldayeveryday #hustlehard #socksandsandals πŸ˜‚

#spencerladin @spencer.ladin #nailedit here's hoping your #ridicfridays is going this well! #happyfriday #hardtimessacramento #poolplayers #socalpoolplayers #alldayeveryday #hustlehard #socksandsandals πŸ˜‚ ...

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#spencerladin @spencer.ladin made two #sweet #shots in this run. #cuts like a #surgeon. I absolutely #love the 3 down the rail. Such a tough angle and he #nailedit. #socksandsandals #daypool #slicethepaintoffit #afternoonworkout #killintime #poolplayers #youngguns #levelupyourgame #nineball #kids #realwomenhavecurves πŸ’ƒ

#spencerladin @spencer.ladin made two #sweet #shots in this run. #cuts like a #surgeon. I absolutely #love the 3 down the rail. Such a tough angle and he #nailedit. #socksandsandals #daypool #slicethepaintoffit #afternoonworkout #killintime #poolplayers #youngguns #levelupyourgame #nineball #kids #realwomenhavecurves πŸ’ƒ ...

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#SPENCERLADIN @spencer.ladin
#justcool #tricks #poolhalljunkie #poolaholics #8ball #cashfameorfun #niceshot #happy #billiards 🎱 #kidsamonsteralready #poolmonster #JANECHALKS #janeshighlights

#SPENCERLADIN @spencer.ladin
#justcool #tricks #poolhalljunkie #poolaholics #8ball #cashfameorfun #niceshot #happy #billiards 🎱 #kidsamonsteralready #poolmonster #JANECHALKS #janeshighlights
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One of #myfav moments of the #mezzweststatetour this past weekend was watching @spencer.ladin play on the stream against Ernesto Dominguez and Brian Parks with @_onthewire_  @the_ra_hanna and @pocketbilliard 
He #slicedanddiced shots and made some #fantastic outs. #kidsonly16 #spencerladin #entertainmentatitsfinest #poolplayers #youngguns #upandcomers #nineball #ftw #potential #greatness #spencerladin @mezzweststatetour #shapeisoverrated πŸ€‘

One of #myfav moments of the #mezzweststatetour this past weekend was watching @spencer.ladin play on the stream against Ernesto Dominguez and Brian Parks with @_onthewire_ @the_ra_hanna and @pocketbilliard
He #slicedanddiced shots and made some #fantastic outs. #kidsonly16 #spencerladin #entertainmentatitsfinest #poolplayers #youngguns #upandcomers #nineball #ftw #potential #greatness #spencerladin @mezzweststatetour #shapeisoverrated πŸ€‘
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#spencerladin @spencer.ladin linedthis right up and #heshowedme 😜 #nineball #forthewin #kick bank #perfect #poolplayers #summer he's #young but he's no #minnow. Always fun to #play with this guy!! #socalpoolplayers #jump for #joy #yessssss πŸ‘Š #ridicfridays #woohooo β˜€οΈ#socksandsandals 😝

#spencerladin @spencer.ladin linedthis right up and #heshowedme 😜 #nineball #forthewin #kick bank #perfect #poolplayers #summer he's #young but he's no #minnow. Always fun to #play with this guy!! #socalpoolplayers #jump for #joy #yessssss πŸ‘Š #ridicfridays #woohooo β˜€οΈ#socksandsandals 😝 ...

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