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Stefanie Johnson Wins 2018 PWBA Players Championship Gary Mangiello Hammered 300
PLANO, Texas – Stefanie tage with a double.
Johnson captured her first career “I obviously was a little lost on
At Maple Lanes RVC
major championship winning the the left lane,” said Johnson, the ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - John Migliano rolled 262-227,
2018 QubicaAMF Professional 2015 PWBA Rookie of the Year. Gary Mangiello fired a 300 game followed by Jerry Desmond 254,
Women’s Bowling Association “I had a couple of good breaks in the Wednesday AM Doubles and Bob Moskowitz and John
Players Championship. and bad breaks, but I took an extra League at Maple Lanes RVC. Luter 235.
Johnson defeated Kelly Kulick of second and told myself to execute
Union, New Jersey, in a tightly and trust my process to make a Vernon Moody 300 at Parkway Lanes
contested title match at Plano good shot to set myself up for the ELMWOOD PA RK, NJ - Vernon of 300 and a high series of 794.
Super Bowl, 230-200, to claim 10th. That’s what happened. It Moody earned top honors in the Ray Tolliver and Gary McCarthy
the $20,000 top prize. The finals was a game-changing moment for Summer Foursome League at rolled 289, Lana Frazier 269, and
of the PWBA Players me.” Parkway Lanes blasting a high game Sharon McCray 234.
Championship, the third major of Kulick, who was the runner-up at
the 2018 season, was broadcast the PWBA Players Championship
PWBA photo last
John Roam, Jay Gomez 300
live on CBS Sports Network. year in Green Bay,
Johnson, a 34-year-old right-han- Champion Stefanie Johnson Wisconsin, ran into trouble in the At Majestic Lanes
der, took advantage of two fortunate strikes in the ninth frame after making a jump to the left, leaving a HOPELAWN, NJ - John Roam 236-945, Sal Fabozzi 227-245-
early going to start with four consecutive strikes but 7-10 split. She was able to double in the 10th frame and Jay Gomez each blasted a 300 235-219-926, John Flypczuk 218-
was unable to mark on the left lane in the fifth and to force Johnson to mark to win her third PWBA Tour game in the Tuesday Summer 400 247-238-220-923, Jason
seventh frames, letting Kulick even the match. title, and Johnson delivered her third consecutive Doubles League at Majestic Hollenstein 246-223-216-234-
A strike in the eighth frame led Johnson back to her strike to win. Lanes. John took high series hon- 919, and George Hart 224-244-
troublesome lane in the ninth, but she executed one of ors with 300-227-227-247-1001. 213-237-918.
the biggest shots of her career to reclaim the advan-
See JOHNSON Page 4
Pat Bowler rolled 223-258-228-

Jakob Butturff Wins PBA Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic


COLDWATER, Ohio – Jakob Butturff, an finishing with six strikes to force Angelo’s
unorthodox 24-year-old left-hander from hand. Angelo won, 228-225.
Tempe, Ariz., inserted himself into the In the semifinal match, Daugherty got
Professional Bowlers Association Player of some help when Angelo had three open
the Year conversation when he defeated frames, throwing his own decisive string
Tom Daugherty of Riverview, Fla., 217- of four strikes in a 226-188 victory to
182, to win the PBA Xtra Frame Kenn- advance to the championship match.
Feld Group Classic at Pla-Mor Lanes. The 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour will
Butturff, who won the Go Bowling! PBA complete its domestic schedule with the
60th Anniversary Classic earlier in the three-event FloBowling PBA Fall Swing
year in Indianapolis, joins Australia’s in suburban Tulsa, Okla., Oct. 14-20, fol-
Jason Belmonte; EJ Tackett of Huntington, lowed by the U.S. Open Oct. 24-31 in
Ind., and Andrew Anderson of Holly, PBA photo Wichita, Kan. The Fall Swing will award
Mich., as the Go Bowling! PBA Tour’s Jakob Butturff with Carol & Linus Hartings, Dan Lefeld and Rick & Patty Hartings titles in the Wolf, Bear and Tulsa Opens,
fourth two-time titlist in 2018. seven frames, lost his edge when he failed to see us bowl and they give us their all. all of which will be live streamed from
Butturff, who uses a quirky double-joint- to convert the 2-4-5-8 in the eighth frame They’re what keeps our sport going.” start to finish on FloBowling. For sub-
ed delivery, entered the finals as the top and then missed a 5 pin in the ninth. In the first match of the four-man scription information, visit
qualifier after overtaking Daugherty in the “This win means everything,” Butturff, stepladder final, PBA Tour veteran Brad FloBowling.com.
final game of qualifying earlier in the day. now a four-time title winner, said before Angelo of Lockport, N.Y., bowled an Prior to the Fall Swing, PBA Tour play-
He then started the title match with four turning his praise to the fans of Coldwater, error-free game, rolling a key strike in the ers will have an opportunity to bowl for
strikes, but surrendered the lead when he a rural community of just over 4,000 resi- ninth frame and striking out in the 10th for PBA International-World Bowling Tour
left and failed to convert the 1-3-7-9 in the dents who turned out in droves to support a dramatic win after defending champion titles in the Storm Lucky Larsen Open in
seventh frame. Daugherty, who had a the 11th annual tournament. “Every time I Rhino Page recovered from failing to con- Malmo, Sweden, and the WBT Thailand in
clean game including a turkey through come in here, it’s amazing. The fans want vert the 2-4-7-10 split in his fourth frame, Bangkok, taking place Sept. 22-28.
2 SPORTS REPORTER September 12 - 18, 2018

Passaic County USBC Hall of Fame Inducted Rich Shanley, Eric Nilson, Mark Wyckoff,
Larry Gonnello and Kyle Handoga in the Class of 2018
Passaic County USBCBA 800’s to his credit.
Recently hosted their 34th Hall of Rich Shanley was introduced to
Fame Induction Ceremony and din- bowling by his father, Edward, at a
ner honoring the class of 2018 Rich young age. He learned a lot by
Shanley, Eric Nilson, Mark watching all the bowlers of the very
Wyckoff, Larry Gonnello and Kyle competitive Postal League at
Handoga. Parkway lanes. Eventually he
Larry Gonnello has been an active worked his way up to be the desig-
member of the sport for over 30 nated scorekeeper on the old Tel-E-
years and consistency has been his Score overhead projectors, using the
trademark throughout his bowling yellow wax pencils!
career. He started taking the game a little
He has won titles in Passaic more seriously in college, and even
County in three different decades took a one credit class at Rutgers in
showing this remarkable consisten- the Fundamentals of Bowling (got
cy. He has four county titles on his an A).
stellar resume. Two doubles titles, PC photo He has amassed thirteen 300
one he won with Mike McCollum Hall of Fame inductees Rich Shanley, Eric Nilson, Mark Wyckoff and Kyle Handoga. games and eleven 800 series and
during the 1986-87 season. The sec- remarkable consistency with a low school. In 2002 he even took his ing team. He was a three year mem- eleven 11-in a row awards all in
ond he won with Tom Jordan as his composite season of 218 and a high team to states and claimed the title of ber from 2006-2009 while also find- Passaic County. He has a 10 year
partner. Being somewhat selfish and of 229. Anyone that coaxes Larry NJ State Bowling Champs! At the ing the time to earn a degree in composite average of 226.09 for 960
once again consistent, Larry won All into bowling in a league with them age of 16 he started bowling Junior Chemistry. games bowled, his highest average is
Events Titles during the 1992-93 can almost guarantee getting a 225 Bowlers Tour (JBT). His weekends The 2008 – 2009 season was proba- 237 and had 4 years with a compos-
season, and followed that up with his average from Larry for that season. now consisted of driving to every bly his finest as he was a member of ite average of 231 or higher.
second All Events title during the He has bowled 15 confirmed 300 JBT he could get to. A few months the Intercollegiate Team Mark Wyckoff began bowling in
2007-08 season. Perhaps his best games and 9 confirmed 800 series. after turning 18 Kyle bowled his first Championships Crystal Pin winning adult leagues during the 1998-1999
title earned in Passaic County was a Kyle Handoga has been a very 300! Who knew that would be the team. He also earned the Eastern season at Butler Bowl.
State Scratch Doubles title earned in active part of the bowling communi- first of many. During Kyles years in Intercollegiate Bowling Conference His work schedule along with the
a now defunct center, Astro Bowl. ty most of his life. He started bowl- JBT’s he had numerous honor scores MVP individual award that season location easily allowed Mark to
Using the data obtained from the ing at the young age of only 5 years and walked away with 11 JBT titles! while posting the high average in begin bowling in Passaic County at
bowl.com site, Larry has compiled a old. As the years went on he would As an adult Kyle has continued to that league. Van Houten Lanes a few years later,
10 year best composite average of spend countless hours at the lanes practice and better himself as a During his time at the University in one of their best leagues, the
224.33 bowled in 1,029 games dur- with his parents practicing as well as bowler. He has acquired a number of he also found the time to begin Victor Mandio Memorial league. He
ing this time frame. He shows joining the bowling team in high Passaic County Titles over the years bowling in the adult leagues in North positioned himself as one of the top
as well. Including 2 All Events Jersey. Success came quickly for bowlers every year he bowled in that
Titles; one of which was in the this Eric as he earned championships in center and in the county. During this
years Open County Tournament both Passaic and Bergen County time he earned three county scratch
with a total of 2162. Kyle has also during this time and a Runner up in team titles and many other top five
won the Passaic County Doubles Passaic County All-Events and finishes in singles, doubles, and all
three years in a row with none other Morris County Singles. Five career events. Justifying his enshrinement
then Mr. Kenn Schlomman. He was titles in singles, doubles, team, and today as a Hall of Fame member
also the Passaic County Masters all events have been earned in three here and compiling the necessary
Champion in 2009-2010. different New Jersey counties to stats to be a Hall of Famer in other
Kyle has a 10 year composite aver- date, with runnerup finishes in a counties as their age and longevity
age of 230.60 for 2,798 games. His fourth and local titles earned in requirements are met.
highest composite is 237 and he had Virginia and top five finishes in the His best 10-year composite aver-
a single high league average of 241 Virginia state tournaments in 2014 & age is 230.35 for 1,890 games
one season. He currently has 28 2015. bowled. If his current form contin-
sanctioned 300 games, as well as 27 Eric has a 10 year composite aver- ues, this 10 year composite average
sanctioned 800 series. His highest age of 222.83 for 1,393 games, will continue to climb as he has not
series of his career happened in 2009 bowled in four different NJ counties averaged under 233 as a composite
when he bowled 845 which consist- and also the state of Virginia. His average for the past three seasons.
ed of a 278-300-267. highest composite average for one His highest season average to date is
Eric Nilson was an accomplished season during this period was 238 243 while also topping the 240 mark
bowler growing up as a junior this past season and he has averaged on two other occasions. He has a
bowler in Central Jersey and was 232 on two other occasions and at total of 28 300 games and 25 800
skilled enough to be able to join the this time he already has over 20 con- series to his credit.
William Paterson University bowl- firmed and sanctioned 300’s and
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Pat Zenker 750 Glenn Appel 279 Johnson struck on six of seven shots on the right the coveted award at the Tour Championship, but her
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY- Pat ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY- Glenn lane and relied on trusting her judgment in using a third-place finish mathematically gave O’Keefe the
Zenker topped the Wednesday Night Appel topped the scoring in the new bowling ball in the title match. distinction for the first time in her career.
Mixed League firing games of 223- Thursday Mixed League firing “We noticed the left lane was hooking a little more, O’Keefe, a 39-year-old right-hander, won two titles
279-248 for a high series of 750. games of 279-240 for a high series of so I took out a ball at the last minute on the practice this season, including the United States Bowling
John Maglio rolled 269, Don Railey 712. pair to see what it looked like,” said Johnson, a 14- Congress Queens in May.
and Jonathan Cincu 255, and Charlie Torres rolled 268, David time Team USA member. “It looked really good, so it “It means the absolute world to me,” said O’Keefe,
Anthony Sisko 235. Diofulo 263, and Al Fabiano 256. was the first ball I tried on the TV pair. That ball who owns eight PWBA Tour titles. “All the hard
Sal Palmeri 744 Thomas Romanelli 278 never really saw the lanes during qualifying, but that work, dedication, the tears, the frustrations – it’s all
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Sal ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY- was my key to success the entire week. Quickly mak- worth it. I feel I’ve been knocking on the door, and
Palmeri topped the scoring in the Thomas Romanelli blasted a high ing bold moves, trusting my instincts and really com- I’ve had some really good seasons. Last year, I fin-
Monday King Trios firing games of game of 278 in the Thursday Senior mitting to it.” ished third, the year before that was fifth. I’ve been
279-221-244 for a high series of 744. Birds League. Johnson’s win came in her third championship- climbing that ladder and knocking on the door. I just
Charlie Torres shot 258-230, Pete Henry Clay rolled 268, John Lutter round appearance this season. She has advanced to feel player of the year is something people always
Morreale 258, Nick Palmeri 255, and 256, Joe DiRe 248, and Ricky the finals in each of the three majors in 2018, includ- will remember in your career. I have bucket-list items
Joe Conigliaro 254. Amparado 246. ing a runner-up finish at the U.S. Women’s Open in that I’m trying to check off and that was just one of
In the Wednesday AM Doubles John LaBau, Jr. 720 June. them. So, to be able to mark that off, I can move on
League Ed Frontera shot 227, and The win not only was special for breaking through to the next thing.”
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY- John
Gary Mangiello and John Luter 224. for her first major, but also for being able to collect Kulick advanced to the semifinal after starting her
LaBau led the scoring in the
Nick Mayo 280-723 the victory in front of a hometown crowd, including match against 2018 PWBA Rookie of the Year Jordan
Thursday El Cheapo League rolling
family and friends. Johnson lives in nearby Richard of Tecumseh, Michigan, with seven consec-
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY- Nick games of 257-239 for a high 720.
McKinney, Texas, and works at Plano Super Bowl. utive strikes, finishing with a 244-171 win.
Mayo topped the scoring in the Sean McGinn shot 234, Steve
“I haven’t really processed it yet, but I know it’s Richard, a 22-year-old right-hander making her
Custom Thumbz Singles League fir- Patirucic 212, and Boris Sosa 208.
amazing,” Johnson said. “To win this in front of my fourth consecutive television appearance, locked up
ing games of 280-236 for a high Chuck Marciano 256 home crowd and family and on my home lanes is Rookie of the Year this week.
series of 723. ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - going to be at the top of my list of accomplishments.” In the opening match, Richard delivered 10 strikes
Pat Zenker rolled 256, Glenn Smith Chuck Mantione shot 256, Kevin Kulick made her first championship-round appear- on her way to a 244-156 victory over Lindsay
254-236, Charlie Torres 254, and Gracey and Kathleen Abrams 213, ance of the 2018 season this week, and the effort Boomershine of Perry, Utah.
James Marino 245. and James Luvert 204. helped her solidify her spot in the season-ending Boomershine, who was making her second consec-
PWBA Tour Championship next month. utive championship-round appearance at the PWBA
She was able to make her run at Plano Super Bowl Players Championship, needed to win her first match
after sharpening her physical game last month during in order to earn enough points to advance to the Tour
Team USA camp at the International Training and Championship.
Research Center in nearby Arlington, Texas. With Boomershine’s fifth-place finish, Shannon
“I had some really good physical keys from what I Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, earned the final spot at
42 AUTO-SCORING LANES worked on at Team USA camp, and it really helped the Tour Championship from the points list.


all week,” said Kulick, a six-time major champion. “I All competitors at the PWBA Players
Get In The Game was really patient on the lanes this week. Against Championship bowled 18 games of qualifying to
6WDUWV0RQGD\6HSWHPEHUWKDWSP Stefanie, I needed to move in front of the ball return determine the 18 players advancing to round-robin
2QO\SHUZHHNERZOHUVSHUWHDP on the right lane one frame earlier. The 7-10 was a match play.
 bad break. I knew what I needed to do going into the Match-play rounds featured 18 games, including a
Ocean Trio Challenge ninth frame, but sadly, it felt like there were 11 pins position round. Players received 30 bonus pins for
6WDUWV7XHVGD\6HSWHPEHUWKDWSP in the rack instead of 10. The moral of the story is that each win and 15 bonus pins for a tie. After 36 games,
I did my job today, but it just didn’t happen to be total pinfall, including bonus pins, determined the
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enough.” finalists.
VW3ODFH7HDP Kulick defeated Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, All rounds leading up to the stepladder finals were


Junior Leagues New York, in the semifinal, 224-206. Kulick took the broadcast on BowlTV, the official YouTube channel
early advantage after starting with five consecutive of the United States Bowling Congress.
6WDUWV6DWXUGD\6HSWHPEHUWKDWDP strikes but let McEwan back in the match after a 3-6- The QubicaAMF PWBA Players Championship
/HDJXHVIRU$OO$JHV 7-10 split in the eighth frame. was the third of four major championships on the

McEwan, a four-time PWBA Tour champion, rolled 2018 PWBA Tour schedule, and the final event
Sunday Adult Youth four consecutive strikes starting in the sixth frame but before the season-ending PWBA Tour
6WDUWV6HSWHPEHUWKDWDP left a 10 pin to start the 10th frame to end her come- Championship.
back. The PWBA Tour Championship will take place
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The semifinal match also had implications in the Sept. 16-19 at Richmond Raceway in Richmond,
 race for PWBA Player of the Year. McEwan needed Virginia.
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challenge Shannon O’Keefe of Shiloh, Illinois, for to PWBA members.
September 12 - 18, 2018 SPORTS REPORTER 5

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Kyle Durfee 279-757
FARMINGDALE, NY - Kyle Durfee topped the scoring in the
Wednesday Duos League blatsting games of 279-265 for a high series of
757.
Louis Getzelman shot 279-269-742, Meghan Wing 267, Christian
Schulze 257, Joe Benus 255-242, and Sean Mott 251.

Vernon Brown 269


FARMINGDALE, NY - In the Tuesday Party League Vernon Brown
rolled 269, David Diamond 267, John Caputo and Dylan Avellino 256,
and Lloyd Hasluck 247.
Lisa Johnson shot 164, and Elvira Ventura 118 in the Wednesday AM
Ladies League.

Darius Fuller 268


FARMINGDALE, NY - In the Friday Adult/Junior League Darius Fuller
rolled 268, Max Garrido 215-203, and Andrew Dompkowski 182.
In the Junior Pro Shot (bowl on a different pro shot each week) League
Stephan Diaczun rolled 198, and Mark Ferrara 147.
Michael Kissel hit 248, Sean Mott 247, Jeffrey Juarez 246, and Ronald
Cheselka 244.

Chris Cassonetto 263


FARMINGDALE, NY - Chris Cassonetto rolled 263, Alex Cruz 249,
Jesse Lindell 246 and Brian Becktold 225 in the Bowlympics Duos
League.
In the Friday Summer Seniors League Marvin Slifkin rolled 199, Joe
Livolsi 190-177, and Sophie Laccone 180.

Ed Stadtlander 259
FARMINGDALE, NY- Ed Standtlander rolled 259, Jeffrey Lasher 249,
Daniel Schrafel 247, and Jeff Zibulsky 246 in the Monday Night
Fourplay League.

Joe Finck, Amefika Greaves 258


FARMINGDALE, NY - Joe Finck and Amefika Greaves each rolled a
high game of 258 in the Friday Adult/Junior League.
Mike Garrido rolled 215, and Andre Mirer 214.
Tom Gomez shot 205-200, Elliott Scwartz 203-202, and Dave Hammer
200 in the Thursday Green Men League.

Darren Andretta 255


FARMINGDALE, NY - Darren Andretta rolled a high game of 255 in
the Thursday Pro Shot Singles (bowl on a different pro shot each week)
League.
Ethel Levine rolled 162, Robert Junge 155, and Silvia Rey-Buzzonetti
153 in the Monday Seniors League.

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● England’s Dom Barrett and wife Cassie became first-time parents with the arrival of Colby Henry Barrett
Mike Brooks 279 on Saturday, Aug. 18, weighing in at 7.3 pounds.
LAKEWOOD, NJ - Mike Brooks fired a high game of 279 in the Ocean
Summer Doubles League. ● The PBA also is saddened to learn of the passing of MaryAnn O’Neill, mother of PBA star Bill O’Neill, on
Jim Caudill shot269, Jared Gross 267, and Jill Stuart 245. Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She was 63. The family has asked that
memorial contributions in MaryAnn O’Neill’s name be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation,
Jessi Torres 260-664 1001 E. 101st Terrace, Suite 220, Kansas City, MO 64131 or at https://pkdcure.org/.
LAKEWOOD, NJ - Jessi Torres led the scoring in the Monday Summer
Doubles League blasting a high game of 260 and a high series of 664. ● Anne Wangeman, wife of long-time PBA tournament host proprietor Jim Wangeman, passed away on Aug.
Kate Bini rolled 247, David Hiatt 239, and Anthony Asciolla 237. 27 at the age of 83. The couple built and operated Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif., which is approach-
ing its 25th year of operation, and has most recently been host of the PBA50 Tour’s Northern California
Classic. A Celebration of Life will be held at Harvest Park Bowl on Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. PDT. In lieu of flowers,
Amanda Nardiello 269 the family asks that donations be made to the Harvest Park Bowl Youth Scholarship Program, Harvest Park
LAKEWOOD, NJ - Amanda Nardiello rolled a high game of 269 in the Bowl, 5000 Balfour Rd., Brentwood, CA 94513.
Sunday Adult/Youth League.
Emil Dudas shot 259, Jennifer Bisogno 243, Dave Winterberg 242, and
Jim Dalmar 238.

David Sussman 249


LAKEWOOD, NJ - David Sussman rolled a high game of 249 in the
Monday Adult/Youth League.
Barbara Salvatore rolled 246, Michael Guzman 243, Angel Gonzalez
238, Katelynn Berger 224, and Margaret DeRosa and Mike Morris 223.

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September 12 - 18, 2018 SPORTS REPORTER 7
JASON BELMONTE’S STAR IS RISING IN EYES
AT JERSEY LANES OF AUSTRALIA’S MAINSTREAM MEDIA
Rich Lettenant 279 Rick Poznanski 246 John Miller 257
Despite producing several world-class champions over the past few
LINDEN, NJ - Rich Lettenant LINDEN, NJ - In the Thursday LINDEN, NJ - John Miller rolled
decades, Australian bowlers have never been top-of-mind sport in their
fired a high game of 279 in the Old Timers League it was Rich a high game of. 257 in the Jersey
home country until Jason Belmonte began to gather trophies around the
Hawthorne Avenue League. Poznanski taking center stage Lanes Mixed League.
world. Even after raising to his stature as arguably the world’s best
James rolled 258, Elijah Dizon spotlight when he shot 246, foll- Greg Hilyard rolled 256,
bowler, it has taken the non-stop promotional efforts by “Belmo” him-
245 Tonya Finklea 239, and LuLu lowed by Gary Janz and Jesse Jonathan Butler 246, and Darryl
self, a hands-on effort led by Australia’s Lynne Clay and the PBA’s con-
Coage 229. Gray 237. Jones 245.
stant coverage of Belmonte’s accomplishments to get key media doors
opened.
After winning PBA Player of the Year honors in four of the past five
years, becoming the fastest “millionaire” in PBA history, collecting nine
major championships (among his 18 PBA Tour titles) and other unprece-
dented feats, the sport’s most popular (and/or most disliked) personality
– depending on your viewpoint regarding his two-handed technique –
has seen his “star” rise in his homeland.
Earlier this year, the Australia Broadcast Corporation – the country’s
version of America’s ABC-TV – profiled Belmonte’s life and bowling
career in a six-and-a-half minute segment on its popular prime time
“7:30” magazine-style program (http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/meet-the-
world’s-number-one-tenpin-bowler,/9847034).
In July, “Inside Sport,” Australia’s version of “Sports Illustrated,” pub-
lished an eight-page tribute to Belmonte (https://www.pba.com/con-
tent/files/downloads/INSIDE_SPORT_magazine_July_2018.pdf) under
the headline, “That’s How He Rolls.”
And because Belmonte early-on embraced social media and its global
platforms, he has cultivated a world-wide fan base. Most recently, work-
ing with the wildly popular “Dude Perfect” YouTube channel for the
second time in four years, Belmonte helped orchestrate a series of out-
rageous “trick shots” that recorded more than 10 million views in the
first 24 hours (www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSB9JvsBT4M).
Editor’s Note: Dude Perfect is a group of former basketball players
and Texas A&M University roommates who created what has become
the second-largest YouTube channel in the world. The group teamed up
with Belmonte in 2014 to create “Bowling Trick Shots 1,” which has
since notched nearly 90 million views, many of them among the highly-
coveted youth market.
Among the trick shots on the first episode was a “two-handed, 250-
yard strike.” When he was approached to do a second version,
Belmonte said, “After the success of the first video, I knew we had to up
the ante. And after three days of shooting, I told the boys, I’m not sure
how we did it, but we just made a better video…”
Watch both YouTube videos, and you be the judge.

BJI PUBLISHER DECLARES “BELMO” BOWLING’S


MOST INFLUENTIAL PLAYER
Speaking of Jason Belmonte, Bowlers Journal International publisher
Keith Hamilton, in his “Leading Off” column in September’s issue,
declares “Belmo” as “bowling’s most influential” player, citing the eye-
catching number of youth bowlers who are now throwing the ball using
Belmonte’s two-handed technique.
Relating statistics from the recently-completed USBC Junior Gold
Championships, Hamilton notes 25 percent of the U12 (12-and-under)
age group bowled two-handed as did 24 percent of the U15 players and
19 percent of the U20 players. Overall that represented 21 percent of the
entire field.
Hamilton’s conclusion: “By the time Belmonte is finished bowling, I’m
not certain how many titles he will have won. But his impact on the
game might just make him the most important and influential bowler
ever – and, without question, of the 21st century.”
8 SPORTS REPORTER September 12 - 18, 2018

Lucas Wiseman Now With FloBowling John Furey 300 in Coors Light
By John Jennings
FloBowling has retained Lucas Wiseman as its Senior Editor to produce editorial HOWELL, NJ – John Furey of Solid 10 Pro Shop threw a 300 game and 761 series to lead
content for the PBA’s new live streaming partner. Wiseman, who studied journalism the scoring in the Coors Light League at Howell Lanes.
at the University of South Florida, has covered bowling for more than 20 years Second high series was Pete Marino tossing a 650, and third was Stephen Lella 643. Second
including stints in the daily newspaper realm and 13 years in public relations and high game also was Furey with 237 followed by Will Vafides 231 and Stephen Lella 228.
Lauren Lella rolled a 614 series including a 222 and a 220 game. Shea McAllister threw a
social media positions with the United States Bowling Congress. Most recently he
215 and a 210 game. Shea McAllister 224-214 and 630 series and Lauren Lella 214-590.
worked as the public relations manager for a national sports marketing agency and
continued to cover bowling on a freelance basis.
Matt Russo 815 at Howell Lanes
HOWELL, NJ - Matt Russo fires an 815 series with games 290-279 while rolling in the
To the world you may just be one person, Summer Fun League at Howell Lanes
But to just one person..... Joseph Inserra posted a 262 game in his 739, Dave Asta hit 736, and Doug Reed 724. Alexa
you just may be the world! Asta posted games of 226 and 202 and a 598 series along with Marisa Inserra also a 226
game in her 573 series.

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