Highest Backwards Bowling Score

United States Andrew Cowen

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Rockford, Illinois, United States / January 2, 2014

Andrew Cowen scored 280 points in a single game of backwards bowling. He completed 10 straight strikes during the attempt. Cowen set the record at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford, Illinois.

- must be a single ten-pin bowling game
- must use regulation-sized ball and pins
- must use standard scoring system
- may only use one lane
- must provide video evidence


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  • England Laurent Kelly

    Laurent Kelly

    Sweet, well played dude.

  • Wales Mark Evans

    Mark Evans

    fair play i love show boating when you know your that good.amazing all the best mark

  • United States ANDREW A.

    ANDREW A.

    HERE IS PROOF, THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO NOT FACE WHAT YOUR DOING AND DO IT BETTER THAN MANY WHO FACE THE PINS.

  • United States Jason Faulkner

    Jason Faulkner

    Real talent, best record among editor's picks!!

  • United States Jake Hamilton

    Jake Hamilton

    Hey Mr. Cowen !

    My name is Jake Hamilton, I'm a reporter for Good Day Chicago! Any chance you could e-mail me at jake.hamiltonfoxtv.com? I'd love to talk with you about doing a feature story on you!

  • United States Audi Thoele

    Audi Thoele

    you made ESPN. what's an average score for you?

    • United States Andrew Cowen

      Andrew Cowen

      The response to my video has been incredible to say the least. I currently average 170 backwards in league, though I'm steadily improving. I shot a 192 average for 20 games in practice recently.

  • United States Lloyd Vanaman

    Lloyd Vanaman

    I don't know how long it took this guy to twist his wrist without hurting himself and I don't know how long it took him to do this. That's amazing.

  • Australia Berg 121

    Berg 121

    Andrew I am concerned that you have set the bar too low. Perhaps you could add an extra rule that you must grow a full length beard as well. Top stuff, a very enjoyable record!

  • United States Alex Cunningham

    Alex Cunningham

    This is one of those records where the "Break It!" button seems unnecessary.

    • Canada Dan Rollman

      Dan Rollman

      So true, Alex. Though who knows...

    • United States Andrew Cowen

      Andrew Cowen

      I'm after that free burrito Dan! (Assuming it comes with free airfare to Vegas)

    • United States Andrew Cowen

      Andrew Cowen

      Cripps is good enough to shoot 300 backwards, just an issue of getting it on tape. But remember, while it's a lot of pressure in the 12th frame to throw a strike for a 300 forwards, throwing it backwards, you can see everyone watching you in your perepheral vision, so it's that much more pressure!

  • United States Andreas Weaver

    Andreas Weaver

    I would say that's impossible but you did it.

  • United States Timothy Gagne

    Timothy Gagne

    The amount of torque on your hand must hurt after a while. I know of some people who do this as their primary bowling style, it looks really natural for you, oddly.

    • United States Andrew Cowen

      Andrew Cowen

      Tim, my hand doesn't really take any more abuse bowling this way then it does when I bowl forwards. I'm very curious to learn about other backwards bowlers and what success they've had. If you know anyone with a last name other than Cripps who is skilled at backwards, I'd be interested in learning about their style. I'm the only 4 step backwards bowler who ends on the left foot (for right) that I know of.

    • United States Timothy Gagne

      Timothy Gagne

      I think it is just the camera angle and the motion in general. I actually always wanted to try this, but can't manage to get my hand backwards. I haven't been actively bowling recently, though. Awesome job again and you should throw up more records of "trick shot" games. Maybe if I can ever get the funds to bowl as much as I used to again, I can try to break some. :)

  • United States Melanie McGehee

    Melanie McGehee

    Wow!

  • United States Ian McGehee

    Ian McGehee

    What!

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