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#174224 - 12/21/12 09:40 AM Re: 2013 USBC Masters [Re: Joe Bowler]
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Thank you for your support. No pressure. My attitude going into this tournament is not so much this is my chance to bowl against the best bowlers in the world. I know that their knowledge, skill, and experience far exceed mine. It is more like this is my chance to bowl with the best bowlers in the world. If I were to make the qualifying round, and win a few matches, that would all be a bonus. Making the TV finals would be a dream come true.

Still, I plan to do my best. Once on the approach, it will be business as usual. One ball at a time. Strike or figure out how to get the next ball to strike. Make the spares. Watch for signs of transition. That will be my focus, and whatever happens, happens. I am okay with knowing that in the worst case scenario, I will get to bowl 15 games with the best bowlers in the world, and watch and learn the rest of the week. And, in the best case scenario, I could surpass everybody's expectations, win $50K, and have my 15 minutes of fame. We'll see...*turns on Rocky soundtrack*... smile

A few things I am doing in preparation are focusing on diet and exercise, particularly stretching. And, I am bowling tournaments and/or practicing every weekend. I am planning to take 6 balls with me, and have some decisions to make which ones to bring. I am considering an all Motiv lineup. After rolling the Raptor P7, I have been taking a closer look at their core/cover technology, and liking what I see. There are 4 balls on my bench waiting to be drilled and tested this weekend, and 2 more on the way.
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