Descriptive Essay On Bowling

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Stadium lit, Friday night football games, bleacher packed basketball matchups and crowd pleasing volleyball matches are the “cliche” high school sports one tends to think of. However, the majority seem to overlook one of the most complex and unique sports offered throughout schools across America, bowling. Although the shoes may be unglamorous and an inordinate amount of oil wafts through the air, Cedar Rapids Bowling Center is a place that many high school students call home. Whether people go to the bowling alley to have a family reunion, dine-in to munch on greasy, fat-filled onion rings and oozy mozzarella sticks or sit down, drink some cold ones and play slot machines with their best friends; CRBC truly is a place for everyone. Even though…show more content…
With determination in their eyes and domination on their mind, the bowlers trekked over to their specified lanes, lugging their hefty bowling ball bags behind them. Many sat down at the bowling themed tables with gray, swingy chairs, and began getting ready. Almost everyone had the same routine in preparing themselves to bowl. First, one unzipped their bag and began taking out their equipment, starting with their bowling balls. There was an unbelievable array of colors gleaming from the balls, set upon multiple ball returns, just waiting for their time to shine. From cotton candy blue and bubblegum pink to majestic, lavender purple and sunkissed orange, all of the balls had their own aroma; as if they all had their own personality. Next came the bowling shoes, one of the most vital items when bowling. Bending over, many slipped their shoes on and tied some bunny ears with their laces. Almost everyone had shoe covers on, allowing the athletes to walk back on the carpet, which was wet from the snow covered boots and shoes from Iowa’s bipolar weather. Lastly, a towel was thrown upon the table, stained with black oil stains from cleaning their ball numerous times before. Gentle mumbles and conversations were being held between parents and bowlers, encouraging their children to do the best as they can. But then, everything began to change into something more…show more content…
Bowling is easily, one of the most underrated sports out there. Many high school students think that bowling is stupid and it's just a free time to mess around with their friends; however, they should should stand corrected. It’s more than just running up to the line and throwing a plastic ball down the lane; to professional bowlers, this is their life. From understanding the complexity of every oil pattern put upon the lane to knowing how many ball revolutions one obtains per minute and how that affects the drive of the ball into the pocket, bowling is more than what meets the eye. Bowlers must be highly educated in the craft they are performing. With the Marion home meets coming to an end, the team highly encourages people to come to all of their meets next season. If one wants to attend an empowering and impassioned event, make sure to stop by the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center to observe a Marion High School bowling meet during the 2018-2019
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