Parkside Lanes (Aurora, IL)
Age 31 - 8/22/1982
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Personal: Married to wife Sara...Grew up in Anchorage, Alaska…Five-time Team USA member including 2012 and Junior Team USA member in 1998, ‘02 and '03…Won 2003 Junior Gold National Amateur Championship…Bowled for Wichita State where he was a two-time All-American in 2002 and '03…Helped Wichita State win the 2003 Intercollegiate Team Championship…Won the 2003 USBC Regular Doubles Championship with Derek Sapp with a then-record 1,540 six-game pinfall…Helped Team USA win the 2004 World Tenpin Team Cup gold medal in the Netherlands…Won 2001 USBC Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Award…Served as an athlete representative on the USBC Board of Directors...Won WSOB V World Bowling Tour men's final by defeating Mike Fagan 255-231 in championship match.
2014: Finished fifth in Kuwait International Open.
2012-13: Won Kuwait Open by defeating Mika Koivuniemi 235-201 in champion match for sixth PBA Tour title...In an all-PBA finale, defeated Mika Koivuniemi 235-225 and 245-228, to win the World Bowling Tour Thailand tournament for seventh PBA title...Finished second in WSOB V PBA World Championship breaking string of three third-place WC finishes, losing to Dom Barrett in championship match 238-235...Finished second in Earl Anthony Players Championship losing to Scott Norton in Championship match 219-191...Finished third in World Series of Bowling IV Viper Championship losing to Koivuniemi in semifinal, 258-180...Finished third in WSOB IV PBA World Championship losing to eventual winner Parker Bohn III in semifinal match, 278-231...Finished third in Tournament of Champions losing to Jason Belmonte in semifinal match 229-171...Finished third in It's Daejeon (Korea)International Open.
Career: Owns seven career PBA Tour
titles...Tournament of Champions win in 2012 was his first title and second major since winning the USBC Masters in 2007 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Defeated Ryan Ciminelli in championship match 239-205. Ended drought of five years and 14 television appearances without a title...Finished third in WSOB IV PBA World Championship for third consecutive year...Had six TV appearances in 2011 World Series of Bowling...On way to first Player of the Year crown in 2011-12 finished second in Chameleon and Scorpion Opens and Mark Roth-Marshall Holman Doubles and had third-place finishes in Viper and GEICO Shark Opens. Ranked first in average (228.13) and first in earnings ($140,250)... Became the first bowler in Tour history to win a title after qualifying through the PBA Tour Qualifying Round when he won the 2006 West Virginia Championship in his rookie season…Won his first title in his first career TV appearance, the first to do that since Dick Allen won the 2002 Dallas Open… Was one win shy of tying the PBA record for most consecutive TV wins to start a career (George Branham III)…He and Hugh Miller are the only PBA members to win a title in their first four TV appearances…Finished seventh in his first PBA event as an amateur (2003 USBC Masters)…Owns seven PBA Regional titles.
Career Standard Titles (5): 2005-06 - Parkersburg, W. Va.; 2006-07 – Baltimore, Md.; Medford, Ore.; 2012-13 - Kuwait; Thailand.
Career Major Titles (2): 2007- 08 - USBC Masters, Milwaukee, Wis.; 2011-12 - Tournament of Champions, Las Vegas.
Other awards: 2011-12 PBA Player of the Year; 2011-12 George Young High Average Award; 2012 Best Bowler ESPY Award winner.
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