“Anyone Can Bowl”
March 2, 2016
The Souhegan Bowling team is a great way to make new friends, have a good time, learn a new skill, and maybe even find a hidden talent. The bowling team is a fantastic opportunity, but it is not very well known as even someone who bowled before and enjoyed it did not even know of this team,“to be honest I didn’t even know it existed until last year and I would have joined it before, but I didn’t even know it was a thing,” said, Nick Marbles, who is a rookie on the bowling team. He also said, “I joined it because I like bowling and I’m not exactly good, but it’s fun.” He also would, “definitely recommend anyone to join the team” and will “definitely come back to the team next year because it’s extremely fun and it’s a good experience that everyone should try.”
Teammate Sophie Mancini believes that, “it is pretty easy to pick up even though you are not that good when you first start out,” said Sophie.
Kara Bossi stated, “you just have to actually come to practices.”
Both Mancini and Bossi agreed that they “learned the hard way” and are now coming to most practices because it does help improve your bowling skills. They both spoke of “it is more about your form and finding the right ball” which articulates that it is not really about athletic ability or strength and that most everyone can join this team and have a good time. They would, again, recommend bowling to others because, “it’s the funnest sport ever” and they didn’t realize that it would be that enjoyable even though “it is a commitment”.
Co-Captain David Wieczerzak has been bowling since his freshman year and has grown attached to the sport and has learned a lot from it. He said that he learned, “to not let criticism get to you because a lot of people think that I play basketball because I am like 6 foot 4, but I don’t and because bowling is not one of the main sports that people think of.” He has found that, “as a whole the kids from last year (5 or 6 kids) along with the two coaches have really helped the new kids to get up to speed and to bowl well.” The bowling team has also come in first at their meets the past two weeks and David said that, “we’re really starting to click”.
The Co-Captain David Wieczerzak would recommend the sport to other kids because, “it is a lifelong sport, anyone can bowl” and “there is no running involved and it’s a great time.” David started out knowing little about the sport and is now ranked 4th in the state of New Hampshire.