15-year-old Sacramento dart player makes history

One of the most talented dart players in the country lives right here in the Sacramento area. May 4, 2016

The game of darts is a simple game many enjoy playing with friends at a bar.

Tyler Burnett, a 15-year-old from Sacramento, is one of the most talented youth dart players in the country.  He recently qualified for one of the most prestigious dart tournaments in the world: the America's Cup.

"I'm the only youth male to go from North America," Burnett said. "It's a very prestigious tournament. It means a lot to go."

For the very first time, Team USA is sending a youth team, one girl and one boy and that boy just so happens to be Tyler.

"I think he's got a great shot, a really good shot at taking down the boys youth title," said Tyler's father, Scotty Burnett - a former semi-pro dart player himself.

Tyler often gets challenged by his friends at school but none of them have been able to defeat the 15-year-old. He says darts is a big part of his life.

"It doesn't get boring for me and it's just fun for me to play."

Copyright 2016 KXTV


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