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The 11th Frame: From unknown to the top: The meteoric rise of Jakob Butturff

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 8:00 am

Jakob Butturff's hypermobility helps him get his wrist into positions that allow him to greatly vary his roll. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
When I interviewed Jakob Butturff in December at the World Series of Bowling, my aim was to tell the story of a bowler who had risen from virtual unknown to record-setting PBA Champion in 18 months. Before I could write the story, the lefty with the quirky but devastating style twice made news that necessitated follow-up interviews: switching from 900 Global to Columbia 300 at the start of 2017 and then winning the Team USA Trials just days later. The latter only solidified the contention...

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