Rolling Meadow Lanes (Erie, PA)
Age 37 - 4/22/1976
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Personal: Pronounced muh-CHOO-ga...Nickname is "Choogs"…Attended the University of Nebraska where he earned Collegiate All-American honors twice…Has three older sisters, twins Shelly and Carrie, and Laurie… Lists Walter Ray Williams Jr. as his toughest opponent…Enjoys golf and fishing in his spare time…First job was as a pinchaser…Got started in bowling in a bowling center his grandparents owned until he was 14...His shirts include his late grandmother's initials as a tribute…Won the Bowlers Journal Doubles (1997, 2000), four mega-buck sweeper titles and five World Team Challenge titles as an amateur…Known for his "Machuga Flop" which he sometimes performs during pro-ams…Also performed the stunt after winning his first title in 2005 Greater Omaha Classic.
2010-11: Had season high 15th place finish in Tournament of Champions...Ranked 28th in earnings ($26,834) and 57th in average (212.67).
Career: Won his first title in 2005 Greater Omaha Classic in Council Bluffs, Iowa, defeating Bill O’Neill, 256-245…First win came after finishing second three times in his first 81 events…Made a career-high $103,980 in 2005-06…Owns one PBA Regional title...Made three TV appearances which included a second –place in the Earl Anthony Memorial Classic and fifth-place finishes in the Pepsi Red, White and Blue Championship and the GEICO Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship in 2009-10.
Career Standard Titles (2): 2005-06 - Council Bluffs, Iowa; 2008-09 – Taylor, Mich.
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