Ryan Shafer

Horseheads, NY

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Rossi Lanes (Elmira, NY)
Age 47 - 8/18/1966

Bowls Joined Titles Tour Earnings Total Earnings
R 1986 4 $1,505,599.00 $1,703,419.50
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Career PBA 300 Games: 54

Personal: Resides in Horseheads,N.Y...One of the most superstitious pros on Tour…Wears his clothes in the same order each week…Has to have an eight or five in the serial number of his bowling balls...Only picks the ball up with his left hand…Favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird…N.Y. Yankees and Pittsburgh Steelers fan…If he was not a professional bowler he would like to be a lawyer or get his teaching degree…Was valedictorian of his high school graduating class...Was diagnosed with diabetes at age 19 but has competed on Tour with the disease his entire career. Is a spokesperson for Animas Corp. which makes insulin pumps.

2012-13: Has best finishes of 10th in Bear Open, 13th in Badger Open and 15th in Don Carter Classic and U.S. Open...Received second Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award.

Career: Owns four PBA Tour titles…Was selected PBA Rookie of the Year in 1987, but didn’t win his first Tour title until the 2000 Orleans Casino Open in Las Vegas…Won his second title later that season and finished with a career-high 11 championship round appearances…Most recent title came in the 2003 Empire State Open…Has made the finals in major championships 13 times--most recently in 2011-12 PBA World Championship where he finished second and U.S. Open where he finished fourth...Has finished runner-up five times in PBA majors, both PBA records for bowlers without a major title…Rolled a nationally-televised 300 game in the semifinal round of the 2007 Pepsi Championship, defeating Jeff Carter, 300-228, before losing in the title match to Norm Duke…Became the 30th PBA member to reach the $1 million mark in career earnings…In 2010-11 had three top-10 finishes including fourth in U.S. Open...Owns 23 PBA regional titles.

Career Standard Titles (4): 2000 - Las Vegas, Nev.; Wichita, Kan.; 2001-02 - Las Vegas, Nev.; 2003-04 - Latham, N.Y.

Awards: PBA Rookie of the Year (1987)...Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award (2008-09, 2012-13).

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Season Events Cashes Match Play TV Finals Titles Avg Earnings
2014 Season 1 1 1 0 0 213.14 $1,800.00
2012-2013 Season 22 13 6 0 0 214.24 $23,485.00
2011-2012 Season 14 11 4 2 0 218.75 $54,935.00
2010-2011 Season 12 7 3 1 0 215.47 $30,870.00
2009-2010 Season 19 16 10 1 0 216.61 $44,620.00
2008-2009 Season 21 21 19 1 0 218.69 $60,320.00
2007-2008 Season 20 19 14 3 0 216.12 $78,810.00
2006-2007 Season 21 21 17 4 0 222.34 $92,880.00
2005-2006 Season 21 20 13 3 0 217.99 $137,700.00
2004-2005 21 21 16 1 0 217.43 $78,200.00
2003-2004 21 12 11 4 1 219.29 $95,080.00
2002-2003 21 15 14 4 0 222.19 $98,490.00
2001-2002 30 24 20 4 1 217.83 $132,200.00
2000 19 13 11 11 2 219.02 $123,600.00
1999 24 21 15 2 0 224.26 $60,045.00
1998 25 20 15 3 0 0.00 $69,005.00
1997 26 16 11 2 0 0.00 $57,995.00
1996 26 14 9 0 0 0.00 $29,120.00
1995 24 15 5 1 0 0.00 $43,142.00
1994 22 9 4 0 0 0.00 $14,680.00
1993 21 5 3 1 0 0.00 $14,920.00
1992 20 14 4 2 0 0.00 $30,750.00
1991 26 16 6 0 0 0.00 $23,185.00
1990 24 14 6 0 0 0.00 $27,445.00
1989 17 5 2 0 0 0.00 $6,450.00
1988 29 8 5 1 0 0.00 $41,290.00
1987 22 10 5 0 0 0.00 $18,863.00
1986 2 1 1 1 0 0.00 $9,460.00
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