BJI Podcast: Matt Ogle on the Personal Devastation He Overcame to Realize His Pro Bowling Dreams

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

If you watched the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman Doubles Championship show on Sunday, you know how emotional an experience it was for Matt Ogle, who won his first title in his first career TV appearance on that show alongside doubles partner Sean Rash. But what you probably don’t know is the story of the personal devastation that partly was behind those emotions. Matt Ogle was not always the two-handed player you saw on that show; he’d been a traditional one-handed bowler up until 2006, when a debilitating and painful physical ailment pushed him to the point that he had given up on his dream of someday bowling a PBA Tour telecast. That’s where the two-handed style comes in, and it’s where we pick up the story with Matt on this podcast as he explains why he resorted to the two-handed style not as a matter of choice but rather as a matter of necessity. Here is BJI Editor Gianmarc Manzione's full conversation with Matt — a person who, as you are about to hear, had spent his entire life dreaming of the day he finally experienced recently on FS1. Listen below:

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