Peter Weber’s record-breaking bowling win goes viral

Nadine Kalinauskas
Good News Writer
Good News

We're accustomed to victory dances in football. But loud outbursts in bowling?

Pete Weber's recent win went viral, first for his "exuberant" reaction, then for the win's significance in a phenomenal bowling career.

"That is right, I did it!"

The 49-year-old bowler won his fifth U.S. Open bowling tournament on Sunday, the most in bowling history. His win broke the record held by Weber's father, Dick Weber, and recently deceased bowling icon Don Carter.

To win Sunday's championship match, Weber needed a strike on his final frame.

He got it.

After his outburst, Weber calmed down to talk about his win:

"This is my greatest title ever," he said. "To win five U.S. Opens and pass Dick Weber and Don Carter says a lot, but I'll never say I'm better than them. They paved the way for us to be here."

Weber's "hot-headed, flashy style" has long been part of his game, even earning him a 6-month suspension in 1999. In 2002, USA TODAY's Tom Clark wrote this about the champion:

"Some despise his act, others crave it, but the bottom line is he's kicking butt and taking names."

And on Sunday, he certainly kicked butt.