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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!

VIDEO: Quadriplegic converts 3-10 split for a chance at 26th game of 200 or better

This was the (my) shot of the day at Quad Squad bowling on August 11, 2018. I am posting it now to share and preserve it on my blog. I needed to convert this 3-10 split in the 10th frame … Continue reading

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Two New Members of the 200 Club, and Two New World Records

It’s a pretty big deal when able-bodied folks bowl 200 or better for the first time. I’d argue it’s a bigger deal when a wheelchair user bowls 200+ for the first time. (For one, our ball speed is a good … Continue reading

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My 2017… the Year in Review

Hi everyone! I thought I would share some of the more significant aspects of my 2017… In January, I resumed working as a teaching assistant for entrepreneurship courses at Western Carolina University. It’s all online, and I appreciate the opportunity … Continue reading

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Wheelchair (Quadriplegic) Bowling Historical Display…

Power wheelchair users like me would (likely) not be able to bowl if several folks had not decided to make it possible. Claude Giguere is one of the main folks who decided to make bowling possible – and fun – … Continue reading

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Fourth Annual Bowl-A-Thon to Help Keep a Quadriplegic Out of a Nursing Home

Hi all! On Saturday, February 10, 2018, we are having the fourth annual bowl-a-thon to help keep my dear friend and fellow quadriplegic Rhonda Reese out of a nursing home. It is actually the fourth annual bowl-a-thon – but in … Continue reading

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New Bowling Record for Wheelchair Users Driving by Head Control

Did you know that we keep wheelchair bowling records for people who fit in different categories? We do! The IKAN Bowler® enables all types of wheelchair users to be able to bowl, and we have been tracking the records at … Continue reading

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IKAN Have Fun Bowling League – 2017 Quarter 3 – RESULTS

I finally have all the results from the third quarter (Q3: July-August-September 2017) of our “IKAN Have Fun Bowling League” where wheelchair users (and friends or family bowling with them) can compete from anywhere in the world. If you compare … Continue reading

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