Life of a Bowler

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As the bowling season wraps up it only seemed fitting to connect that into my writing. The PBA is currently running live showings of the professional tournaments. The season has been going on since about January. The full schedule is available at the PBAs official website.

Danielle McEwan was the female winner of the most recent tournament that was located in Las Vegas this past weekend. McEwan is represented by the bowling brand Storm and she made them proud this past weekend. She is an amazing role model especially for myself being a female bowler.

McEwan won the tournament with a 203. Her component left a horrible split in the 10th frame costing the win. McEwan stated “I didn’t think that strike would be enough.” McEwan was bowling against one of her friends Liz Johnson. And as a bowler myself it is always more difficult to be going against one of your close friends; McEwan stated “It’s hard to watch that happen on the bench to someone who’s such a good friend and someone I look up to, but sometimes bowling works that way.” It really is difficult to watch someone who does do well leave such horrible splits. It almost doesn’t seem fair that you’ve won.

A short video of McEwan’s typical training routine is in the link. It is interesting to see how similar yet different her routine is compared to our normal practice at Cornerstone. Over all many of the things she does are all things that any average bowler would do. It is inspiring to see how similar yet incredible she is to myself as a bowler.

McEwan is a true role model for any bowler. She has done amazing work with her time in the PWBA, and will continue to compete to the best of her abilities.

As a college athlete it can be hard to think of the possibility of becoming professional one day, but McEwan makes me want to strive for that. It’s important to find the balance for it all otherwise it could all fall to pieces. So for now I’ll keep bowling and perhaps eventually people will be watching me on ESPN winning the World Tour Finals.

 

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