super cool - not super easy

Danielle McEwan is on a mission. A mission to change the image of bowling.

What do you think if you hear “bowling”? If you think men, beer, pizza, and kids’ birthday parties, you think exactly what most people associate with the sport. They are right—and they are not.

“Bowling is the coolest game ever because everyone can do it.” Sure, but that is not what Danielle does. She is a professional bowler. And an athlete. She is working hard every single day to improve the most important aspects of her fitness: overall performance, injury prevention, and mental toughness.

Think about this for a moment: During the Women’s US Open, a bowler may perform more than 1000 shots. Every shot entails lunging with a 15-16-pound bowling ball. This is not for weekend warriors.

“When you get to that point in your training that is very difficult, your brain will instantly your body that it’s time to stop because it’s too hard. But this is the time when you can make the biggest difference in your game.

This approach has brought Danielle to where she is today. Her bowling resume features a long list of champion titles. In 2019, she was the Women’s US Open Champion and won gold in the singles of the Women’s World Championships. She has been a member of Team USA ever since 2012.

Don’t miss her testimony. It is an eye-opener for everyone who is tired of stereotypes and ready to discover a new world. A world in which highly-trained female and male athletes often compete against each other. Super cool—not super easy.

Check out the website of World Bowling, the world governing body of the sports, and their Facebook page.


  • Behind ShePower Sport are two sport medical professionals, Yoko Dozono and Katharina Grimm. With their combined global sporting background, some of which include Director of Medical affairs at Aspetar, member of Medicine & Science at World Anti-Doping Agency, heading the FIFA medical office, and an international level athlete, they are strong advocates for clean sports and female athletes’ health and rights.