Professional Women Bowlers Part 3: An Exclusive Interview with The Great Lynda Barnes
In part three of this series, we talked to one of the best bowlers in professional bowling, Lynda Barnes. Lynda has one of the most unique family dynamics in all of bowling. Come find out what that is, and what makes her such a phenomenal, well-liked and well-respected professional bowler.
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Lynda Barnes has perhaps one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of professional bowling. The reason is two-fold. First, she is without a doubt one of the very best bowlers in the world including the men. And second, she is married to arguably the best professional bowler in the world today, Chris Barnes.
In being married to Chris, she has one of the most challenging family dynamics in the world of professional bowling, or in any sport for that matter. Not only do they both rely on professional bowling as their living, they have little twin boys at home to take care of. This truly makes her accomplishments even more astounding because she cannot dedicate her entire life to her profession, because her children and her husband come first. However, some how, some way she still manages to be one of the best in the business. She is quite an inspiration to anyone, never mind those in similar situations, as she is well respected and admired for keeping her priorities in order.
Lynda’s resume of accomplishments is beyond amazing. It ranges from intercollegiate awards to amateur championships, to dozens of international titles to two USBC Women’s Queens Titles. She also holds the distinction of being the only female bowler to ever beat a male pro in the finals of a televised tournament. She accomplished this in April of 2008, when she defeated Sean Rash 258 to 237 to win the USBC Sponsored Clash of the Champions.
Lynda is a fierce of competitor, who thrives on winning and striving to be the best in her sport. She displays a fiery determination and enthusiasm that is fun to watch and down right contagious. She has an undeniable love and passion for the game that all true sports fans and athletes can relate to.
She is without a doubt one of the most admired, respected and popular bowlers on the tour. She has all of the wonderful qualities that make her downright likable, enjoyable to watch and fun to be around. She is warm, genuine, down to earth, and fan friendly. Besides all of that, and perhaps most importantly, she has found a way, to take care of both her family and bowling career with great success.
All photos have been approved by Lynda Barnes