Wisconsin and Illinois Bowlers Step Up to the National Strike Challenge
ISLAND LAKE, ILLINOIS – Two bowlers successfully completed David Traber’s National Strike Challenge during the week ending November 18. Eric Fritton from Waukesha, WI and Larry Pesz, Jr. from Island Lake, IL each connected for strikes in the 3rd, 6th and 9th frames, plus the first strike in the 10th frame of the third game during their regular league play to share the weekly Strike Challenge prize fund of $460.50.
Fritton, bowling at Olympic Lanes in Milwaukee, went on from there to strike on the last two balls in the 10th frame to also win the Super Strike Challenge pot of $235, cashing for a total of $465.25. Bowling at 3-D Bowl in Island Lake, Pesz only scored nine on his next ball, but still collected half of that week’s Strike Challenge jackpot, winning $230.25.
David Traber’s National Strike Challenge is a nationwide strike jackpot program for league bowlers. By entering at the bowling counter for $2 before they bowl their 3rd frame, and then striking in each of the designated 10 frames, league bowlers will win an equal share of the weekly (Monday through Sunday) jackpot with all other bowlers who win that week. For an additional $1, bowlers can also enter the Super Strike Challenge, which is a separate jackpot, paid out to bowlers who successfully complete the Strike Challenge and then finish the 10th frame of the final game with strikes on both of the 11th and 12th shots.