HOPKINSVILLE, Kent. -- The Hammer Black Widow Venom showed no mercy to Harry Mikkelson’s competition at the High Roller Classic, 60 and over division, Nov. 27-30. In typical Hammer style, Mikkelson dominated the field by out scoring his opponents by more than 50 pins in the finals, averaging a score of 248 for the tournament. Mikkelson also bowled a perfect 300 game to seal the tournament’s $10,000 prize.
“I attribute my success during the tournament to the Hammer Venom,” said Mikkelson. “Changing the surface of the Venom from 4,000 to 1,000 and having my ball drilled with a 4 x 4 stack gave me the perfect hook needed to score big on Sam’s Town’s older synthetic lanes.”
The Yakima, Wash. resident started bowling at his parent’s four-lane alley as a child and has continued ever since. In the late 80s, Mikkelson bowled on the National U.S. Men’s Bowling Team and received the coveted Eagle trophy at the ABC Tournament in Reno in 1989.
Jeff Ussery, Hammer brand manager, said, “The performance Harry had using our Black Widow Venom reinforces Hammer as one of the fiercest, most dangerous balls on the lanes. We’ll be looking to Harry to continue his winning ways for years to come.”
When not participating in national tournaments, Mikkelson spends his time competing in two weekly bowling leagues around Yakima.
Nothing Hits Like a Hammer. For more information about the Black Widow Venom, visit the goods section of www.hammerbowling.com. Hammer is headquartered in Hopkinsville, Kent.
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