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Junior Jackson Brewer’s quest as a semi-pro bowler

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Junior Jackson Brewer is a competitive bowler, dedicating time weekly to perfect his game. Photo submitted by Jackson Brewer

Becoming a competitive bowler is extremely difficult. Just like any other sports, you must practice multiple times a week perfecting your skills. Jackson Brewer, junior, is a semi-pro bowler who has been bowling seriously since he was nine years old. 

“I started bowling seriously when I was about nine, but I took a year break for COVID,” Brewer said.

Brewer first got introduced to bowling because his great uncle and grandpa were both former competitive bowlers. Brewer visited his great uncle and after bowling well on a visit he encouraged him to get his own ball and try to compete. It took him a while till he fully fell in love with bowling. 

Since then, “the love hasn’t faded,” Brewer said. 

If Brewer doesn’t have a tournament, he goes bowling five times during the week. He has league matches Wednesday and Saturday, and usually practices Sunday, Monday and Thursday. Although, if he has a tournament he tends to rest a couple days before to make sure he doesn’t get blisters on his hand or lower back pain from the repetitive motion. 

Brewer currently is sitting at about a score of 190-200, but in league, it’s a bit higher. 

“In tournaments it’s a bit lower because of nerves,” Brewer said.

Becoming competitive at bowling takes time. Jackson takes about 15-20 hours out of his week to go and practice. One bowling session won’t make a bowler better; players need to be consistent to become competitive.

“Practice, practice, practice is how I got better. I would recommend not just bowling, but taking time and recognizing what you are doing wrong,” Brewer said. 

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