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Vote now in Team USA Fantasy Camp contest

Terry Bigham
USBC Communications
Published: January 31, 2012 | Bowl.com

ARLINGTON, Texas - Four finalists have been selected in the Team USA Fantasy Camp contest, and now bowling fans will decide who will receive an expenses-paid trip to the International Training and Research Center in Arlington to train with the top coaches in the sport.

One of the finalists will be selected to become the last of six winners in the contest. The finalists for this voting period are:

  • Marissa Hill, Crescent, Ore.
  • Otis Ace Robson, Toluca Lake, Calif.
  • David Jecko, Whitesboro, N.Y.
  • Raleigh Erickson, Eastvale, Calif.

Voting currently is underway on BOWL.com/sportbowling and will continue through Feb. 13. Fans can vote once per day.

To become eligible for the contest, each bowler had to roll a 200 game or better in their United States Bowling Congress Sport Bowling league and then enter on BOWL.com. Every two months during the past year, four bowlers were randomly selected from those who entered for a chance to win a trip to the ITRC.

The six winners will receive trips to visit the International Bowling Campus, where they will train with Team USA coaches and then take on six members of Team USA in a special competition that will be broadcast live on BOWL.com.

The ITRC is home to some of the most innovative and cutting-edge coaching technologies available in the bowling industry today, including high-speed video cameras, motion-capture devices, foot-pressure sensors and goggles enhanced with cameras to show exactly where a player is looking during the approach and delivery. A DVR system also is in place and can record any video feed to let a bowler see what they did on their last shot as soon as they step off the lane.

A United States Olympic Committee-recognized training center, the ITRC is a joint venture of USBC and the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America. It is the most innovative and advanced training, research and testing facility in the sport of bowling with 14 lanes for training and six for research and testing.

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