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A Bowling Legacy Continues

March 20th, 2014 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: Cool Stuff, Skolnik Newsletter

Ever wonder if the sports gene is genetic? At Skolnik, Bob Kicmal, our Warehouse Director spends his nights and weekends fulfilling his talent as a professional bowler. In his career, Bob has logged in 13 perfect 300 games and nearly 50 299’s! Now, Bob’s twin sons, Mike and Robert are showing that at 18 years old, the bowling talent continues.

Mike Kicmal, a senior at Lyons Township High School, set a school record at the St. Patrick Sectional, rolling a six-game total of 1402. Mike Kicmal and his scraped-up fingers is the scoring leader for an all-senior Lyons’ boys bowling team. Kicmal finished 12th at state (Illinois) in 2014 making him all-state.

Kicmal is bowling in some pain. He suffered cuts and bruises to his fingers while bowling and new holes drilled in his ball have not helped. Kicmal carries five balls with him during competition. “The ball feels good, but it happens with the way [my hand] comes out of the ball. It happens a lot,” Kicmal said. “I’ve had bad fingers my whole life. I’m used to it. It makes me throw the ball softer sometimes.” Kicmal and his twin brother Robert are year-round bowlers. Mike Kicmal owns a team-leading 223 average per game, while Robert Kicmal is second (215). And the legacy continues!

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