CYPRESS, TEXAS - Sean Osbourne, 24, enjoys a quiet life.
He bowls for fun when he’s not working for a local chemical company, and he has a very respectable average in his league.
But last week, Osbourne’s quiet life came to an abrupt end when something special happened at Copperfield Bowl.
“I never thought it was (possible),” Osbourne said. “I always see people who have done it, and I’m like, ‘How could they do that? How did that happen?’ And I found out for myself. It just happens.”
The video of Osbourne becoming the first person from Texas to ever roll back-to-back-to-back 300 games has made him a social media darling. Only 29 people in history had ever done this before, and bowling goes back to 1900 or so.
“I never thought it would be me,” Osbourne said. “I never thought I could do it. I never thought I’d get two in the same set, let alone three of them. I was definitely shocked, but I’m starting to believe it a little more every day.”
And how about this: After one quick lesson about hand placement on the ball, Osbourne had me throwing one strike after another.
Thanks, Sean, and good luck with your newfound superstar status in the bowling world.
(© 2016 KHOU)