Leading the Turbo Coaching staff into this year’s event is legendary bowler/coach Carolyn Dorin-Ballard. A member of Turbo Pro Staff for many years, Dorin-Ballard has joined Turbo full-time and will be working closely with Lori Mraz, President of Turbo, to ensure another successful event.
“We are very excited about Collegiate Expo V,” said Dorin-Ballard. “We have a few new sponsors and seminars. All of our top coaches will be back as well as the amazing Dr. Dean. We are looking forward to working with the great people at Joliet’s Town & Country Lanes.”
Logo Infusion, Rolltech, International Art of Bowling and Junior Team USA join the long list of event sponsors this year. Logo Infusion will be the presenting sponsor for the event ending Audition Tournament and has designed a custom jersey every registered student will receive for participating. Rolltech will sponsor the College Coaches Dinner and Junior Team USA will headline a new seminar for students and coaches.
Sports Psychologist Dr. Dean Hinitz is back among the elite team of coaches and Turbo Pro Staff members that will contribute to the event. Other Turbo staff members include Carolyn and Del Ballard, Turbo Tech Head Coach Jordan Vanover, USBC Gold coach Bill Spigner, and several professional champions, many who came from top college programs; coaches Diandra Asbaty, Jeff Carter, Jason Couch, Mike Fagan, Clara Guererro, Bob Learn Jr., Amleto Monacelli, Bill O’Neill and Mike Shady will all return.
Town & Country Lanes owner George Kontos and manager Jeff Bailey are already making plans with the city of Joliet to welcome student athletes, their families and college coaches to one of bowling’s best markets for this year’s event. “Joliet Town and Country Lanes is both honored and excited to be hosting the 2015 Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo” said Town & Country Lanes proprietor George Kontos. “We welcome all bowlers and families, pro staff members, sponsors, college coaches, and Turbo representatives. We will do all we can to make sure you enjoy your experience.”
All bowlers know that technology is a big part of today’s sport, and there is no better place for student bowlers and coaches to learn about the latest equipment than the Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo. Industry experts from all of the top ball brands will conduct seminars and offer advice to make sure students get the most from their equipment going into Junior Gold, college, and beyond. During the on-lanes sessions, students will also have the opportunity to try equipment on Junior Gold oil patterns, and get advice from coaches on how to match up to the conditions.
Collegiate Expo IV, held in Buffalo, NY last summer, drew over 150 students and 27 college coaches from across the nation. Students are encouraged to get registered early for this year’s event, which is limited to 168. A registration form can be found in the event brochure (see link). NEW On-Line Registration begins in February with an Early Bird Discount deadline of April 30. Registration closes May 31.
2015 Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo sponsors: Bowlers Journal International , Brunswick, Columbia 300, Dexter, DV8, Ebonite, Global 900, Hammer, International Art of Bowling, Kegel, Logo Infusion, Motiv, OnTheBallBowling.com, PBA, Rolltech, Roto Grip, Storm, Track, Turbo, Junior Team USA, and the Metro Detroit USBC.