One day while bowling, Jim Cripps was dared to bowl backwards because his regular forward facing bowling game wasn’t that great. From that dare, he found out he was a natural backwards bowler. His style of bowling was not well received in competition as it was deemed horseplay even though he outscored everyone else.
Eventually his style of bowling was accepted as a legal way to play in some leagues. He became a member of the PBA, carrying an average of 204, and holding the Guinness World Record of 278
He has gained international notoriety appearing on numerous television shows, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live.
After competing seriously for many years he now has developed many trick shots
As Jim says, “I love the sport of bowling & turning around has changed my life as well as given me the opportunity to meet and make friends from all walks of life. From Bowlfest in Las Vegas to Trick shots in Tokyo and all the stops in between, seeing the wonder from both children and adults when you make a shot they thought was impossible is both humbling and AWESOME!”
Check out his videos on his Youtube page to see some of his latest tricks.