Hometown: Niles, OH
Bowling didn’t really become one of my passions until I was in college. I had a lot of hobbies growing up and bowling had not been a top priority. When I returned to the game as a sophomore at Anderson University I absolutely fell in love with it. For the next few years I practically lived at Cooper’s Sport Bowl and Mike Riggins’ Bowler’s Shop. With Mike I was able to learn a great deal about the game and the equipment that we use. I was given the opportunity to test bowling balls for the Bowler’s Journal ball review column and at that point really began to learn about ball motion.
Following undergrad I went to Seminary in Anderson and met my beautiful wife, Shannon. She is my best friend and greatest support. Around the same time I started bowling PBA Regional events with help from my parents and coaching from my buddy Jeff Anderson. I am truly blessed beyond belief. At nearly every event I bowl I have family and friends supporting me and cheering me on; there’s no better feeling.
In 2009 I signed a regional contract with MOTIV Bowling and my life has only gotten better since then. I was the first MOTIV staff player to win a PBA Regional in 2010. When we product registered for the PBA National Tour I took on the role of “Staff Manager and PBA Tour Rep.” Over the course of the last three years I have been trying to create something different at MOTIV Bowling; a team rather than a staff. The MOTIV team succeeds together, struggles together, learns together, and grows together. As a bonus, with the support of the best company in bowling, I have also been able to learn as a bowler on tour. I don’t think anyone loves their family, their job, or their coworkers more than I do. Bowling and MOTIV have provided me such incredible opportunities; I just want to make the game and the people playing it better in return.
Away from bowling I spend a lot of my time volunteering at my church as the small group coordinator and youth leader. I am also a huge fan of college basketball and football along with mixed martial arts. I love to laugh, so I can’t get too much comedy. I can’t get enough stand up, sitcoms, and funny movies. While I don’t have a favorite food, I’m addicted to heat. I really enjoy spicy food. My favorite bands are David Crowder Band, Fun, Vampire Weekend, Ben Folds, and Pete Yorn.
Throws: Left Handed
Favorite Layout: 60 x 5 x 30
Career Regional Titles: 1
Ball Speed: 17.5 mph
Rev Rate: 400