Emma Hendrickson Sets Record as Oldest Bowler

Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 11:44pm

Sunday, April 18: At the USBC's Women's Championship bowling event at the Convention Center this weekend, there are several bowlers that have been competing for more than 20 years at this level. One woman trumps them all for longevity - and she doesn't plan on stopping any time soon. What's the secret to looking good at 101 years old? Hendricks stays young by competing in her 51st consecutive women's championship at the Convention Center this week.  Bowler Karen Mariani said, "We could only hope to be as healthy as she is at 101. She's amazing, she's absolutely amazing." Hendrickson became world famous last year when she set a record bowling in her 50th straight championship.  She made espn highlights and even got on to live with Regis and Kelly.  The big question is why does she keep going?

Emma Hendrickson said,"Because I'm crazy. Because I like people and I like what I'm doing. It keeps me busy and I'm not sitting on a rocking chair like a lot of other people."

Emma's average score is a little more than her age, which is pretty respectable. 

Hendrickson added, "I'm not going to stop until I can't lift a bowling ball."

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