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Is it shocking that left-handers are dominating the 2021 U.S. Open at the National Bowling Stadium?

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:00 pm
Sam Cooley had the highest block Thursday to move into fifth place and is the highest right-hander as the top 36 advanced to Friday's cashers round at the 2021 U.S. Open. Photo by USBC.
Historically, the National Bowling Stadium in Reno has been notorious for favoring left-handers. The truth is that reputation was mostly and very deservedly earned on the first set of lanes, due to topography and incredible wear on the right side after several USBC Open Championships and Women’s Championships. The lefty dominance at the Stadium was so great that it became a main topic of the 2002 USBC Masters telecast on ESPN, the year non-PBA member Brett Wolfe won the title and Steve...