It’s pretty well-known (mostly because I keep reminding everyone haha) that Jake won the silver medal for his age group in the Provincial Bowling Championships last month in Kelowna. That means he’s the second-best 11 year-old boy bowler in BC!
Needless to say, we’re very proud of him. Especially considering that he really only started bowling last September. So to go from a beginner to a silver medallist in just seven months is quite an accomplishment.
Believe it or not, bowling is an extremely mental game. To do well you need good concentration, you need to adjust to lane conditions, and you need to be able to block out distractions.
In January of this year, Jordyn Leopold (11 year-old daughter of NHL defenceman Jordan Leopold) wrote an impassioned letter to the Minnesota Wild urging them to trade for her father to bring him home to Minnesota.
She said that her dad was lonely and that she was lost without him.