IKAN User Profile: Jon Musgrave, Colorado

I’ve mentioned Jon Musgrave in some previous blog entries. Jon is the world record holder for bowling by a quadriplegic/power wheelchair user. When he got an IKAN Bowler, he bowled 3-5 days per week for more than a year, and wrote: "Who could have thought that one thing could change a person’s life so much. I have something that I’m good at to look forward to enjoying every day; something I can share with my family and friends. I can tell you this for sure, my life has not been the same since I got my IKAN Bowler®."
See below to find out more…
Name: Jon Musgrave
Age: 36
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Reason for Wheelchair Use: Spinal Cord Injury C4-5
Onset or Injury Date: April 19, 1991
Wheelchair Operation Method: powerchair joystick
High Bowling Score: 243 <– World Record (see scoresheet HERE:)
Approximate Bowling Average: 165
Typical Range of Scores: 130-214 (like Bill, I’m also not the most consistent:)
Bowling Frequency: Lately on Monday nights with my 10 year old son in a league, and I try to go once or twice a week. My 243 is good, but I want to be the first to bowl 300! :-)
Bowling Ball(s): First ball is a Hurricane; second (for spares) is a Columbia White Dot
Quote from Jon: "Bowling is a great way to take your mind away from everything and just be happy."
Thanks for sharing Jon! :-)
Click HERE for five things to know about power wheelchair bowling!

About billgator97

I started this blog to highlight how wheelchair users, especially power wheelchair users, are being empowered through sport, in particular: dynamic wheelchair bowling. It's actually bowling that emulates the able-bodied bowling process, i.e. setup, then physically approach and release the ball upon stopping short of the foul line. I happen to be paralyzed from my neck down, and ventilator-dependent, yet I've actually bowled 24 legitimate games of 200 or better. I say that NOT to brag, but to show what is possible and make the point that ANY wheelchair user who can safely operate their chair, they can bowl (I helped invent a device that makes it possible). Please look around and feel free to ask any questions! Thanks and God bless!
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