Tuesday, 22 February 2011
If Rick Barry were a bowler, he'd probably bowl like Tim Wolchko. The second pick in the 1965 NBA draft, Barry was known on the court for his two-handed, "granny" style when at the free-throw line. Laugh if you want, but that might be a silly reaction, considering when Barry retired, his career free throw percentage was .900, good enough for second place on the NBA's all time free throw percentage list. Wolchko probably wouldn't mind if you laughed at him when he throws the ball down the lane; he'll be too busy winning championships to notice.
Wolchko, a 16-year-old New Jersey kid, just won the state's individual high school bowling championship...all while hurling the ball down the lane with two hands. That's right. A two-handed bowling technique rarely ever seen on the lanes. Check Wolchko's technique out here.
The 12th and final qualifier for the tournament, Wolchko rolled a 237 to win the first high school tournament he's ever competed in. Not too shabby. I may have to start bowling with two hands.
Do you have any unconventional athletic moves?