Bowler wins trophy and bronze medal at Nationals held in PEI

A Rimbey area bowler showed he is a true sportsman, on and off the bowling lanes.

Ty Frank from the Rimbey area won Canadian 5 Pin most sportsmanlike bowler award and his team

Ty Frank from the Rimbey area won Canadian 5 Pin most sportsmanlike bowler award and his team

A Rimbey area bowler showed he is a true sportsman, on and off the bowling lanes.

Ty Frank set a new Canadian record for the Interprovincial 5-pin Bowling Nationals held in Charlottetown, PEI recently. He also won the most sportsmanlike bowler award.

With his winnings, the generous young man purchased two carts full of food for the Charlottetown Food Bank.

His mom, Susan said she is not surprised.

“I would be surprised if he didn’t,” she said. “That’s just who he is. He gives.”

Frank scored 369 pins over average for the eight game round robin, beating the previous high by 96 pins to achieve the new record.

His 1,865 total also was high scratch pinfall for the tournament.

Frank’s team coached by Donna Smith, consisting of himself, Connor Odenbach, Julia Stadelman and Terra Nystrom won bronze at the Nationals.

Frank is excited about his win and seemed especially pleased with his most sportsmanlike trophy.

“That is the first one they have every given out,” he said.

He is also pleased about the bronze medal, but said the team could have got gold.

“I had one bad game in the final,” he said. “That kept us out of the gold.”

Frank is humble about his bowling skills.

“Some days I’m very good, some days I’m not,” he said