Two IKAN Bowler® Users Enter the 200 Club Nine Days Apart

Jesse Collens and Zak Schmoll have not met, and yet they have an interesting connection.

They are both wheelchair users who recently joined the “200 Club” for dynamic wheelchair bowling with an IKAN Bowler®.

But how they did so is eerily similar…

On February 9, 2017, Jesse, bowling in the Northwest US (Washington state) bowled a 91 in the game preceding a whopping 122-pin increase to a 213 in his next game.

Nine days later on February 18, Zak, bowling in the Northeast US (Vermont) bowled a 90 in the game preceding a whopping 122-pin increase to a 212 in his next game!

And I AM THRILLED to WELCOME them both to the 200 Club! :-)

To our knowledge, Jesse and Zak are the 10th and 11th members of the 200 Club for dynamic wheelchair bowlers.

They join these nine wheelchair/IKAN users: Aaron Parker, Alex McDonald, Anthony (a Veteran who called us about breaking 200, but he passed away before we got his last name or scoresheet), Curt Wolff, Jon Musgrave, Lilian Strandlund, Steve Kettenhoven, Timo Toivonen, and me (Bill Miller).

Jesse uses a wheelchair due to C1-C2 quadriplegia.

Zak uses a wheelchair due to spinal muscular atrophy, a form of muscular dystrophy.

Jesse operates his chair using chin controls, and his 213 game is the best ever for a wheelchair bowler using chin controls, so we wrote about it and posted his scoresheet on the wheelchair bowling records website HERE.

Zak uses a joystick to control his chair and is in the same categories as the overall world record holder. So while a 212 is awesome, it’s not a world record, which is why it is not on the world records website (although it is a US record for males with muscular dystrophy). So here is Zak’s scoresheet:

zak_schmoll_212_us_record_scoresheet

Great bowling Jesse and Zak! Keep up the good work/fun bowling! :-)

Bill

William A. Miller, BSBA, ME
C1-2 Quadriplegic with a 255 High Bowling Game
Co-founder of Manufacturing Genuine Thrills Inc. d/b/a MGT
Business website: http://www.ikanbowler.com
Personal website: http://www.lookmomnohands.net

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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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