Costa Mesa, Calif.
Westminster Lanes (Westminster, CA)
Age 33 - 2/18/1982
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Personal: Graduate of University of California-Hastings College of Law…Practicing attorney (passed California bar exam in 2010) and set up his own law firm…1999 U.S. Junior National Champion…Member of Junior Team USA 2000…Won a World Youth Championships gold medal in 2000…One of the most successful youth bowlers in Southern California history…2000 U.S. National Amateur Champion…Member of Team USA 2001…College Bowling USA Rookie and Bowler of the Year, All-American with Cal State-Fullerton and the University of Utah in 2000-2001…Represented U.S. in 2001 QubicaAMF World Cup in Thailand (shot event’s only 300 game)….Hobbies include computer gaming, board/card games and body boarding…Favorites sports are tennis and baseball…Big-time Los Angeles Angels fan…First job was as a bowling center snack bar attendant…Favorite musical performer is Lady Gaga…Favorite movie is Avatar…Favorite TV shows are Grey’s Anatomy, Golden Girls and Scrubs…Son of USBC/PWBA Hall of Famer Virginia Norton.
2015: Finished fifth in Barbasol Tournament of Champions losing to Sean Rash 237-215 in opening stepladder match...Finished fourth in Rolltech PBA World Championship losing to eventual winner Gary Faulkner Jr. in second TV match 262-218.
Career: In 2012-13 won Earl Anthony Players Championship for third career title by defeating Sean Rash 219-191 in championship match...Won Chameleon Championship at GEICO World Series of Bowling IV earlier in the season for second career title defeating Jason Belmonte in championship match 227-223. The win made Norton the PBA’s first left-handed title winner since Jason Couch won the Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship in March, 2011. The last full season in which there was not a left-handed winner in PBA competition was 1962...Finished second in Mark Roth Classic losing to Michael Haugen Jr. in championship match 215-194...Was member of New York City WTT KingPins team, owned by tennis legend Billie Jean King which won inaugural PBA League Elias Cup...Won Chameleon Championship in rookie season (2010-11) for first PBA Tour title...Earned 2010-11 Rookie of the Year honors...Won 2009 PBA Regional Players Invitational to earn a Tour exemption…Made his PBA Tournament of Champions debut in 2010 where he finished tied for 27th...Owns 10 PBA Regional titles.
Career Standard Titles (3): 2010-11 - Las Vegas (Chameleon Championship); 2012-13 - Las Vegas (Chameleon Championship); Earl Anthony Players Championship (Detroit).
Awards: 2009 PBA West Region Rookie of the Year; 2010-11 PBA Tour Rookie of the Year.
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