Bowling a 300 is pretty daunting task. Bowling a 280 backward is a record breaker. According to Recordsetter.com "Andrew Cowen scored 280 points in a single game of backwards bowling. He completed 10 straight strikes during the attempt. Cowen set the record at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford, Illinois."

How does Andrew feel about his achievement?

This was the first game I ever shot where I didn’t turn to look at any of the shots (usually I turn my head immediately to watch the ball reaction). I kept my eyes focused up on the camera during each approach. I just tried to stay focused on my form, as I didn’t know what the ball reaction was. I was quite emotional at the end. I did not actually see any of the shots in the game until I got home and watched the video. Any motioning I’m doing is based purely on how I “feel” the shot is is going to hit."

Jim Cripps held the previous world record with a backwards bowling score of 278. Congrats to Andrew Cowen! He is now a proud world record holder and owner of a pretty righteous beard.