Kuhlkin credits bowling with helping to live her dreams

September 06, 2018 09:29 PM

They are places where families and friends would go for fun, camaraderie and a little friendly competition. However, lately, we've seen some local bowling alleys closing their doors. Some say they're victims of the popularity of video games. However, one woman credits bowling with helping her live her dreams.

Liz Kuhlkin is a professional women's bowler. It's a title she's still getting used to. It happened three years ago. She graduated from college and started her first professional event the next day.

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To fully appreciate how hard she worked for this dream of a lifetime, you have to go back to where it all started – Schenectady, age 5, watching her dad bowl and falling in love with the sport.

She bowled sometimes seven days a week. The University of Nebraska offered a bowling scholarship, so the Schalmont High student mustered up the courage to take a strike at it.

She's been in Huck Finn commercials, but says it didn't compare to bowling on ESPN and just a few weeks ago, she won the PWBA U.S. Open.

WEB EXTRA: Liz Kuhlkin bowls an 890 over three games in 2016

MORE INFORMATION: PWBA Liz Kuhlkin player profile


Elaine Houston & WNYT Staff

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