NIXA, MO - In the case of Nixa's David Krol Jr., 2 is better than 1. Krol, a sophomore, is a rare 2-handed bowler.
"It's started when he was younger," said co-coach Buddy Hughes. "That was the only way he knew how to bowl."
"Most of the bowling balls were too heavy for me," said Krol. "So i just got the extra hand around it and just started."
He started at the ripe old age of 2, and now he's using his unique approach to the tune of a 205 average.
"I've bowled for 40 years and it would be almost impossible for me to try that. Seem to work for him."
Last year Krol helped lead the Nixa team to a state championship. The title came in just the program's first season.
"It was shocking. A first year team winning state, that's unheard of. But we did it."
While other sports may get more attention, bowling is quickly growing in the Ozarks. And there's one good reason why.
"Anybody can bowl. That's the great thing about it. You don't have to be tall. You don't have to be fast."
"We've had kids from science club, and FPLA, and not that they don't play other sports, but this is an opportunity they might not have gotten."
And that's an opportunity that Nixa's David Krol Jr. is taking full advantage of. And for that, he becomes this week's Arby's High School Athlete of the Week.