IKAN Have Fun Bowling League – 2017 Quarter 1 – RESULTS!

With the end of March upon us, we are wrapping up the first quarter (Q1: January-March 2017) of our “IKAN Have Fun Bowling League” where wheelchair users (and friends or family bowling with them) can compete from anywhere in the world. I try to have a blog entry each month, and I will edit this […]

New MD and Overall World Records for Dynamic Wheelchair Bowling!

Timo Toivonen: 257. That ridiculously good bowling score is now the top overall score in the world for a dynamic wheelchair bowler, and also ups the record for a male with muscular dystrophy. Dynamic just means it incorporates the movement of the wheelchair, and is not stationary ramp bowling. And for people who know me […]

Vent-Dependent Quadriplegic Bowls 21st 200+ Game

Many wheelchair users are not aware that a relatively new device exists that enables even people paralyzed from the neck down (like me) to bowl in a way that mimics the able-bodied bowling process.  The IKAN (“I can”) Bowler® attaches to one’s wheelchair and allows its user to setup, and then physically approach and release […]

VIDEO: I Can–The Bill Miller Story

A graduate student at the University of Florida, Belinda Post, asked if she could do a video story on me and our efforts to get wheelchair users (back) in the game of life, especially power wheelchair users.  I agreed, although for several months my voice has been unusually soft, so I’m hard to hear in […]

Man Paralyzed for Over 31 Years Bowls a 209

My friend Aaron Parker bowled a 209 on March 23rd, 2013.  Many people have bowled that well before, but not many — if any — who have lived with paralysis for more than 31 years. Aaron has been a C7 quadriplegic since July 1st, 1981.  He is paralyzed from his chest down and thus uses […]

Steve Kettenhoven enters 200 Club — AND sets CP record!

On February 6th, I “introduced” myself (via email) to Steve Kettenhoven, a Wisconsin man who was awaiting delivery of his IKAN Bowler. I just wanted to offer tips or help to make his IKAN experience as fun and successful as possible, since I’m the co-inventor and overall world record holder (this is something I just […]

Wheelchair Bowling Records

For anyone new to this blog, you might not be aware that I also maintain a wheelchair bowling records website: http://www.wheelchairbowlingrecords.com The purpose of the site is to share the record achievements of various categories of wheelchair users.  The reason for wheelchair use and the method of chair control describe the people in the record […]

Quad Squad Bowls Over Adversity

Our local newspaper did a nice story on our Quad Squad Bowling group. There’s also an online photo gallery with the story.  But, I must say, I don’t think the face I am making in one of those pictures is my typical “strike face” (smile:). I think I’m cringing because my ball is probably going […]

Records Set for Males Driving by Head Array Control

Brian Keefer’s 159 Sets the Pace for Males Driving by Head Array Control If the name Brian Keefer sounds familiar, then perhaps you’re a fan of the TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  The Keefer family was featured on the show on October 21st, 2011. I wrote about it at this blog entry. Anyway, Brian […]

New Overall World Record for Dynamic-Style Wheelchair Bowling

Vent-Dependent Quadriplegic Bill Miller Bowls a 255 in a 674 Series I, Bill Miller, am blessed to have actually bowled a 255 and 245 in consecutive games in a 674 series.  The 255 is the new overall world record for dynamic-style wheelchair bowling, and the record for wheelchair users with spinal cord injuries, and also […]