1997 U.S. National Amateur Championship ends in unforgettable fashion

In this third installment of a weekly series taking a look back at historical moments from various USBC Championship events over the years, we revisit perhaps the most astounding finish in the history of the U.S. National Amateur Championship. As a brutal lane condition held scores under 170, Lisa Duenow battles Janette Piesczynski in a grind-out title match that ultimately leaves Piesczynski with a 10th frame in which she must throw all three strikes to win the title. What happens next is too bizarre to be believed. Click below and watch for yourself. And be sure to check out the Team USA Trials page to learn how you can compete for a spot on Team USA. For the Team USA Trials entry form, click here.