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US Regional Tour Staff

 

Featured Bowler – Eddie Byrd

  • 100+ 300 Games
  • High Series 869
  • PBA Member 2001-2006 Midwest Region
  • 212 Lifetime USBC Open Average including 5 Masters
  • 8x Missouri USBC Open Champion
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NAME CITY STATE
Adams, James Sturgis MI
Adcock, Tom Decatur IL
Adinaro, Pete Winder GA
Aldridge, Larry Aurora CO
Allstott, Gary Washington IL
Amadee, John Baton Rouge LA
Anderson, Andrew Holly MI
Anthony, David Austin TX
Ashby, Amy Mentor OH
Audia, Joe Jefferson Valley NY
Bailey, TJ Hopewell Junction NY
Baker, Jeff Manchester CT
Bandy, Kayla Salisbury MD
Billingsley, Curt Columbus OH
Blake, Maddie Roswell GA
Blauvelt, Luke Elsmere KY
Bolton, Elise Merritt Island FL
Bourland, Gary Parrish FL
Bowersock, Jessie Ann Arbor MI
Bowman, Brad Indianapolis IN
Boyd, Karen Ft. Lauderdale FL
Brazeau, Brian Ocala FL
Brown, Charles Portage MI
Brown, Jimmy Rowlett TX
Brubaker, Ken Harve MT
Brunner, Scott Portage MI
James, Bryant Charlotte NC
Bill, Burke Angola IN
Floyd Jr., Bush St. Louis MO
Byrd, Eddie St. Charles MO
C-D

NAME CITY STATE
Calderon, Mike Tempe AZ
Calhoun, Mike Wyandotte MI
Campagna, Tony Hermitage TN
Carroll, Roger Clarksville TN
Catiller, Louis Las Vegas NV
Cavanaugh, George Syracuse NY
Celmer, Jack Wernersville PA
Checkle, Brian Sharpsburg GA
Childers, John Denver CO
Cieslewicz, Steve Amherst Junction WI
Clark, Allyn Forest Grove OR
Clark, Jeffery Gautier MS
Clark, William Des Plaines IL
Cline, Andy Manchester MO
Cohen, Dannial Stockbridge GA
Colella, Chris Wichita KS
Conner, Josh Columbus OH
Cooper, Nick Clarkston MI
Cortese, Natalie Hoffman Estates IL
Cox, Bobby Aurora CO
Crandall, Steve Andover NY
Damian, Rudy Reno NV
Daniels, Novella Detroit MI
Davis, Keith Dallas GA
Dean, Brandon Fair Haven MI
Dietz, Mike Cookeville TN
Dixson, Jeremy Clinton Township MI
Duncan, Phillip Dayton OH
Duran, Jason Littleton CO
Dwiggins, Jerry Alton IL
E-G

NAME CITY STATE
Edis, Dave West Covina CA
Eger, Brian Evansville IN
Eichler, Dylan Lowell AR
Eighmy, Lee Erie PA
Elliott, Craig Sanford PA
Esper, Brian Warren MI
Ewald, Dave Macomb MI
Farber, Matt Plainview NY
Faulkner, Gary Norfolk VA
Featherstone, Andy Commerce MI
Fehr, Jeff Cincinatti OH
Felmlee, Alan Seneca PA
Flatt, Rick Allen Park MI
Fleming, Paul Fort Worth TX
Fox, Jeff Bend OR
Fulford, Kerry Fort Worth TX
Gardner II, Chuck Gastonia NC
Garner, Denny Cadillac MI
Gauthier, Danny North Attleboro MA
Geary, Ryan Hixson TX
Genglebach, Kurt Allen TX
George, Eric Waite Park MN
Gibson, Paul Brunswick OH
Goettel, Casey St. Charles MO
Gohagan, George III Dayton OH
Graham, Lisa Centerville OH
Greene, Tylor Balsam MI
Guest, Jason Urbandale IA
H-K

NAME CITY STATE
Hamrick, David Columbus OH
Handelin, Mike Deer Park WA
Hans, Chris Rocky Mount NC
Hardesty, Al Tinley Park IL
Haverland, Will Brook Park OH
Heap, Mike Huntsville AL
Helton, Jody Cheyenne WY
Hendershot, Jay Hilliard OH
Heringer, Chris Cincinnati OH
Hernandez, Isaac Denver CO
Hester, Chris Louisville KY
Hilferink, Ramon Babson Park FL
Hill, Clarke Goldsboro NC
Hines, Cory Jackson MI
Hitt, Josh Newport KY
Hofmeister, Dale Essexville MI
Holbek, Cotie Burlington WI
Hopkins, Dustin Bloomington IL
Hoover, Alan Brunswick OH
Hunsinger, Frank Endicott NY
Hunt, Joseph Warrenburg MO
Imbier, Vince Waterford MI
Insignares, Saul Sarasota FL
Jacobs, Steve Westland MI
Johnson, Gerald Taylor MI
Johnson, John Golden CO
Johnson, Kyle Cornelius OR
Johnson, Pat Chicago IL
Jones, Russ Aurora CO
Jones, Terry Florissant MO
Juarez, Justin East Meadow NY
Kaiser, Jamie Wheeling IL
Keas, Galen Grand Island NE
Kedrowski, Jim Racine WI
Kelley Jr., Tom Omaha NE
Kemper, Matthew Hillsboro OR
Key, Lance Carthage TN
Kihn, Blaise Lupton MI
King, Kyle Sterling Heights MI
Kistner, Corey Decatur IL
Klass, Dave Port Huron MI
Klein, Dennis Anthem AZ
Koch, Ronald Ottawa IL
Koehler, Paul Stuart FL
Kokenos, Nick Saint Clair Shores MI
Koss, James Brighton MI
Krauss, Adam Port Jefferson Station NY
L-N

NAME CITY STATE
Lambert, Tracy Hendersonville TN
Landry, Steve Plainville CT
Laskow, Tom Dover NJ
Layman, Rob Rock Hill SC
LeChette, Rick Oxford PA
Lee, Shawn Denver CO
Liu, Alan Brooklyn NY
Lizzo, Jim Mineola NY
London, Mark La Porte TX
Magolan, Mike Sterling Heights MI
Malone, Eric Brewster NY
Markis, Mike Hawley PA
Martin, Timothy Harrisville RI
Mathe, Tim Oshkosh WI
Mathewson, Chris Forty Fort PA
Mattingly, Casey Alexandria IN
McIntire, Doug Ann Arbor MI
McWethy, Mike Champaign IL
Meyer, Dave Staatsburg NY
Michalojko, Bob New Castle PA
Miller, Brad St. Charles MO
Mitchell, Trent Chicago IL
Mitter, Ryan Saint Clair Shores MI
Mitts, Marcus Cedar Rapids IA
Morley, Chris Herriman UT
Mueller, Rich Menomonee Falls WI
Mueller, Evan Hermitage PA
Nannemann, Jim Waterford WI
Nauman, Shawn Orlando FL
Neiman, Justin Detroit MI
Newman, Chad Richardson TX
Novak, Brandon Chillicothe OH
Novak, Steve Bay City MI
O-R

NAME CITY STATE
O’Connell, Joe South Lyon MI
O’Connell, Mark South Lyon MI
Oczepek, Julie Reese MI
Ogel, Matt Shepardsville KY
Olger, Josh Belding MI
Opp, Jeremy Mesa AZ
Ormsby, Mike Jackson NJ
Osbourne, Chris Akron OH
Panicaro, Nick Ocala FL
Parker, Joe Brockport NY
Parmer, Justin Sulpher Springs TX
Patterson, Andy Tyler TX
Petrin, Mason West Bend WI
Phillips, Anthony Brooklyn NY
Pitre, Derwin Lafayette LA
Plouff, Nick Tomahawk WI
Mark, Polaski Cape Coral FL
Pritts, Ted Rowlett TX
Quatirini, Augie Allentown PA
Queen, Jason Forsyth IL
Rakow, Michelle Nashville TN
Rakowski, Scott St. Clair Shores MI
Rauch, Ward Cheboygan MI
Rawley, Travis Franklin IN
Ray, Billy East Greenbush NY
Reiffer, Chad Wyoming MI
Renner, Brad Warren MN
Rhodes, Dustin Wichita Falls TX
Richter, Steve Sheboygen WI
Roberts, David Jr. Imperial MO
Robertson, Chad Memphis TN
Rogers, Tommy Barnhart MO
Rohrer, Terry Fort Wayne IN
Rolph, Sam Oak Forest IL
Rosdhal, Luke Topeka KS
Rosso, Tim Troy MI
Rubeo, John Jr. Henderson NV
Russo, Jennifer Monmouth Jct NJ
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NAME CITY STATE
Sadur, Adam Cape Coral FL
Sandt, Krista Bethlehem PA
Sandt, Lee Slatington PA
Satkowski, Brian Douglasville PA
Schaetzer, Todd Sheboygan WI
Schommer, Chuck Columbia SC
Schweigler, Dave Cordova TN
Shadbolt, Jeff Finlay OH
Shaffer, Harry Butte MT
Shaffer, Justin Clinton Twp MI
Shelton, Justin Garner NC
Short, Cory Saginaw MI
Show, Dave Hopwood PA
Show, Tyler Smock PA
Sickler, Jennifer Romeoville IL
Sickler, Kevin Romeoville IL
Silvia, Jason Albuquerque NM
Slaven, David Muncie IN
Smith, Greg Warren MI
Smith, Chris Warren MI
Smith, Kirk Boyne City MI
Snodgrass, Frank Sterling Heights MI
Sorce, Chad West Ellis WI
Spencer, Bryan Linden NJ
Spencer, Craig Mesa AZ
Spencer, Zach Kokomo IN
Spink, Ray Florissant MO
Sterner, Michelle Niagra Falls NY
Stevenson, Robert East Lansing MI
Stram, Kalya Minnetonka MN
Sweet, Josh North Adams MA
Tackett, Eric Huntington IN
Talley, James Benton AR
Taylor, Chip Parkersburg WV
Tharp, Josh Columbia MO
Thompson, Amber Indianapolis IN
Thompson, William St. Charles IL
Thornton, Katie Chesapeake VA
Todd, Blaine Taylorsville UT
Torres, Aarik Covina CA
Titer, Dave New Port Richey FL
Trzcinski, Jon Lake Wales FL
U-Z

NAME CITY STATE
Underwood, Rodney Evansville IN
Vallone, Russ Rochester NY
Van Der Meer, Danielle Washington IL
Vanderspool, Mike Lake Zurich IL
Van Gundy, Greg Columbus OH
Verble, Larry Mason MI
Viator, Bryan Pasadena TX
Vermilyea, Eric Henderson NV
Via, Chris Akron OH
Wagner, Robert Lawrence KS
Waliczek, Brian Bridgeport MI
Waples, David Yuma AZ
Watanabe, Mark Yorba Linda CA
Waters, Jason Akron OH
Wells, Walter New Baltimore MI
Westhoven, JJ Toledo OH
White, Damon Ridgefield NJ
Mike, Wigal Mount Washington KY
Wilbur, Jon North Clarendon VT
Wiley, Terry Vienna VA
Williamson, Dave Cheektowaga NY
Wilson, Kristal Lawrence KS
Wilson, Steve Greenacres City FL
Wojnar, Jason Tinley Park IL
Wojnar, Terysa New Lenox IL
Yarbrough, Tony Rogersville MO
Zook, Jason Tampa FL

JR Raymond Named Turbo Midwest Regional Sales Manager

JR Raymond, 31, has been named Midwest Regional Sales Manager for Turbo Bowling Accessories. It was announced today by Turbo President Lori Mraz that Raymond will be responsible for the States of Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin and Indiana. He will office out of Turbo headquarters in Chesterfield, Michigan where he will also assume coaching duties at the Turbo Tech Training Center. He is a bronze level USBC Coach, working toward silver status in the near future.
Raymond lives in Saginaw where he bowled collegiately for Saginaw Valley State University and McKendree University. He was a member of the 2007 IBC Championship Team at SVSU.
Raymond cashed in 13 of 19 events on the PBA Tour in the 2014-15 season. He was the PBA Central Region Rookie of the Year in 2010. In 2009, he was a member of the Turbo Grips Team that won the USBC Team All Events title.
Raymond previously managed two bowling centers and pro shops in Michigan, and is a graduate of the BPAA Bowling Center Management School. He also has extensive outside sales experience connected to the bowling business.
“JR has been a member of pro staff since 2014,” said Mraz.  “He’s a bright young man with a passion for bowling.  He is a great fit for our team and will be valuable resource for our retailers throughout the Midwest and beyond.”
“I am extremely excited to get to work with the best grip and accessory brand in the bowling industry,” said Raymond. “It’s always been a dream of mine to work a job inside the industry. Bowling has been in my blood since I was born and getting to talk about bowling and coaching; teaching people the game inside a facility like Turbo Tech is an amazing opportunity to give back to a game that has given me so much.”
Raymond current lives in Saginaw with his fiancée Alisha Kovach and their 3-year old daughter McKenzie. They are looking to relocate to the Detroit Metro area to work from Turbo headquarters in Chesterfield. They’re planning a September wedding.

Since its beginnings in 1989, Turbo Bowling Accessories has grown to become one of the best and most innovative companies in the industry. Turbo is respected worldwide as a company that is totally committed to giving back to the global community, and improving the sport on all levels with top quality grip and accessory products; and exceptional service to distributors, pro shops, and bowlers everywhere.

Turbo Adds Russell, Brings Back Wodka,
and Promotes McNeil on Pro Player Staff

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Koivuniemi enters coaching role, Fagan pursues Masters Degree

With the U.S. Open Tournament right around the corner, Turbo Bowling Accessory Products President Lori Mraz and Director of Player Staff Carolyn Dorin Ballard have made some moves to beef up the group that includes representatives from regional, national and international, PBA and PWBA.

New on the world respected Turbo Staff is PBA Champion Ronnie Russell. He now owns three PBA titles after adding the PBA Badger Open this year. He also finished second in the 2015 PBA Players Championship after tying Parker Bohn III in the championship match and losing in the two frame rolloff.

Matt McNeil has been on the staff for a few years as an amateur, but has been promoted to the Touring Pro Staff after turning pro. He anchored the Dead Money Team to win the Inaugural PBA Team Challenge in the recent PBA Fall Classic in Las Vegas. He is also in contention to win the PBA Holman Roth Doubles with partner Anthony Pepe. The finals will be held December 19 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno. His last title as an amateur was the 2015 USBC Open Championships All Events title with a huge 2226. It was his 4th USBC title at age 30.

Returning to the Tour Staff is 44 year old Dave Wodka, who has returned to the tour full time while also representing Ebonite as a District Sales Manager. “I was with Turbo from 1994-2000 and it is great to be back with such a wonderful company,” he said. “Lori and Dave do a great job for the bowling industry and it is an honor to be back on the Turbo Pro Staff.”

Says President, Lori Mraz, “Our brand is regarded for quality and innovation.   Our professional staff is an extension of those values. We’re delighted to welcome these new athletes to our team and continuing to inspire future generations.’

In other Turbo Staff news, Mika Koivuniemi will remain on the International Player Staff as he assumes the role of Head Coach in the United Arab Emirates, and PBA Champion Mike Fagan, a member of the National Player Staff, will cut his tour schedule back to part time as he pursues his Masters Degree from the University of California Berkley.

For more information and to find a complete listing of world renowned Turbo Staff, please
see Team Members.

PBA50 – Senior Staff

PBA50

 

Harry Sullins

 Featured Bowler Harry Sullins

Five-time PBA Tour and three-time PBA50 Tour winner Harry Sullins, who also goes by the moniker “The Legend,” isn’t letting the grass grow under his feet.

“I still want to win every tournament I bowl in,” said the 57-year-old Sullins, who won the PBA50 World Championship during the first PBA World Series of Bowling in 2009. “My goal is to get to 20 PBA50 regional titles before anyone else and see how far I can take it after that.” Sullins now has 17 PBA50 Regional titles and 12 regular PBA Regional titles.

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NAME CITY STATE
Axon, Dave Bellevue NE
Baker, Stoney Canton GA
Billings, Dean Rootstown OH
Carter, Tom Columbus OH
Chamberlain, Bob Lady Lake FL
Dixon, Ron Boyton Beach FL
Goergen, Bo Sanford MI
Hansen, jimmy Anchorage AK
Hiday, Gary Indianapolis IN
Kauble, Tim Marion OH
Keane, Chris Cape Coral FL
Kelly, Bob Dayton OH
Kelly, Linda Dayton OH
Lord, James Fort Mill SC
Maccarone, Sam Sewell NJ
Mohr, Ron North Las Vegas NV
Parks, Kenny Hammond IN
Profitt, Ron Brookville OH
Richgels, Jeff Oregon WI
Scarborough, Joe Charlotte NC
Schrum, Jeff Cherryville NC
Shequin, Mike DeBary FL
Sill, Dave Titusville FL
Spaulding, Bob Colorado Springs CO
Spigner, Bill Vernon Hills IL
Sullins, Harry Chesterfield MI
Tryniski, Mike Fulton NY
Ventura, Sammy Syracuse NY
Webb, Wayne Columbus OH
Williams, Mark Beaumont TX

US National Tour Staff

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Featured Bowler Bryanna Cote

  • PWBA 2016 Lexington Open Champion
  • Top 10 in earnings for the 2016 PWBA season
  • Team Silver medal, Singles & Trios Bronze at 2016 Women’s PABCON Championships
  • Tied 3rd All-time High Series Adult Female (879)
  • 2010 Greater Ozark All-Events Champion (2313 scratch)
  • 4x NCAA Div. II Player of the Year
  • 2013-2014 USBC National High Sport Average (215)
  • 5x Arizona USBC Queens Champion

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NAME CITY STATE
Adler, Kim Ojo Caliente NM
Austreng, Jeff Waterford MI
Barta, Adam Girard PA
Boomershine, Lindsay Brigham City UT
Brantley, Mason Detroit MI
Caldwell-Cote, Bryanna Red Rock AZ
Carter, Jeff Springfield IL
Celmer, Travis Shillington PA
Ciccone, Joe Cheektowaga NY
Cunningham, Gary (Brett) Clay NY
Current, Elysia Ephrata PA
Doyle, Kamron Brentwood TN
Duggan, Anne Marie Edmond OK
Eoff, Derek Arlington TX
Fagan, Mike Euless TX
Faulkner Jr., Gary Sanford FL
Ferraro, John Kingston NY
Gotchall, Rob Clarksville TN
Hamilton, Brittni Victor NY
Horton, Ronnie Christiansburg VA
Hulsenberg, Leanne Barrette Salt Lake City UT
Johnson, Kayla Washington IL
Kelly, Megan Dayton OH
Kloempken, Marcia Pleasant View UT
Kuhlkin, Liz Schenectady NY
Mack, Tim Indianapolis IN
N-Z

NAME CITY STATE
Odette, Keith Waipahu HI
Peterson, Vernon Witner Haven FL
Pohl, Scott Eagan MN
Pojas, Chad Wahiawa HI
Roberts, Chad Columbus OH
Rose, Mike West Henrietta NY
Sandelin, Lucy Tampa FL
Sparks, Ronnie Wayne MI
Tang, Michael San Francisco CA
Wells, Mary Columbus OH
Wendell, Kristina Poughkeepsie NY
Young, Greg Rockledge FL

International Tour Staff

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Featured Bowler – Tore Torgersen

  • World Cup Champion 1994
  • World Championships All Event Gold-UAE 1999
  • European Masters Champion
  • Nordic Champion & Multiple Norwegian and Swedish Championships
  • 4x European Bowling Tour Champion
  • 3x World Masters Champion

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NAME CITY STATE
Blomqvist, Anneli Sundbyberg Sweden
Ciach, Joe Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Clayton, Corey Calgary, AB Canada
Falconi, Daniel Mexico City Mexico
Flack, Nina Kinna Sweden
Janahi, Mohamed Sanad Bahrain
Jannson, Markus Arvika Sweden
Johnson, Magnus Dryfork Sweden
Knopp, Peter Frankfurt Germany
Lagrange, Caroline Montreal Canada
MacLelland, Dan Ontario Canada
Marcano, Karen Caracas Venezuela
Oliver, Art Hamilton, Ontario Canada
Pajak, Daria Poland
Palerm, Joaquin Dorado Puerto Rico
Ramirez, Marie San Rafael de Escazu, San Jose Costa Rica
Rivera, David Cali Columbia
Roviana, Luis Barquisimeto Venezuela
Ruest-Lajoie, Nathan Temiscouata-Sur-Le-Lac, Quebec Canada
Sandbaekken, Mads Asker Norway
Schmidt, Mike Tyndall, MB Canada
Sloan, Christopher Perstorp Sweden
Teece, Raymond Middlesex England
Teece, Richard Middlesex England
Torgersen, Tore Vanersborg Sweden
Valiente, Francisco Caguas Puerto Rico
Wong, Felicia Canmore Canada

Featured Coaching Staff

Diandra Asbaty
Chicago, IL

  • 2012 USBC Queens Champion
  • 2 PBA/USBC – Women’s Series Titles
  • 15x member of Team USA
  • 3x World Bowler of the Year
  • Over 60 International Medals
  • 2x Collegiate National Champion (University of Nebraska)
  • Storm, Turbo
  • Owner of IAB (International Art of Bowling)
  • Owner Elite Youth Tour

Del Ballard
Keller, Texas

  • 13 PBA National Titles
  • 4 Major Championships/2- U.S. Open, USBC Masters, Firestone Tournament of Champions
  • PBA Regional Titles
  • PBA/PWBA Tour Rep for Storm/Roto Grip
  • Technical Advisor for Team Hong Kong
  • Technical Advisor for Team Saudia Arabia
 

Josh Blanchard
Mesa, AZ

  • 2 PBA Titles
  • 9 PBA Regional Titles
  • 2011 PBA Rookie of the Year
  • 2015 PBA Northwest Player of the Year
  • 2 National Collegiate Team Championships at Wichita State
  • 2 Time Collegiate Bowler of the Year
  • 2 Time member of Jr. Team USA
  • USBC Bronze Certified
  • Owner/Virtue Bowling Supply
  • 37 300 games
  • Columbia, Turbo

Hank Boomershine
Ogden, UT

  • Vice President Sales and Marketing for Storm Products
  • President, Roto Grip Inc. from 2002-2007
  • USBC Certified Gold Coach
  • BJ’s Top 100 Coaches
  • Assistant Coach for Team Korea and Team Malaysia
  • West Texas A&M University
 

Lindsay Boomershine
Ogden, UT

  • 2012 USBC Women’s All Events Champion
  • 2012 USBC Women’s Doubles Scratch Champion
  • 2012 USBC Women’s Doubles All Divisions Champion
  • 2012 Bowlers Journal 1st Team All American
  • 2005-06 NCAA Bowler of the Year and First Team All American
  • USBC Bronze Level Coach
  • Brand Manager for High 5 Gear
  • Storm, High 5, Turbo

Jeff Carter
Springfield, IL

  • 1 PBA National Title
  • 13 PBA Regional Titles
  • Director of Coaching for Storm Bowling Products
  • College Bowling Coach Robert Morris University
  • Storm, Turbo
 

Tom Carter
Chicago, IL

  • 7 PBA Regional Titles
  • 2007 PBA Midwest Regional Player of the Year
  • 2015 PBA50 Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award
  • PBA50 Players Services Manager for Brunswick, DV8, Radical
  • Illinois State Hall of Fame
  • Owns 5 Pro Shops
  • USBC Silver Level Certified
  • Illinois State HS Girls Team Coach – 5 Titles
  • 3 students became Collegiate All-Americans

Ryan Ciminelli
Cheektowaga, NY

  • 7 PBA National Titles
  • 2015 US Open Champion
  • 10 PBA Regional Titles
  • 2 time Collegiate All-American for Erie Community College
  • 2004 Collegiate Rookie of the Year
  • 2004 Teen Masters Championship
  • DV8, Turbo, Genesis, Travis Mathew Clothing
 

Jason Couch
Clermont, FL

  • 16 PBA National Titles
  • 4 majors
  • 3 Tournament of Champions titles
  • PBA Hall of Fame
  • USBC Hall of Fame
  • Ebonite, Turbo

Carolyn Dorin-Ballard
Keller, Texas

  • 20 PWBA National Titles
  • 2 PBA/USBC Women’s Series Titles
  • 2010 WBT World Champion
  • USBC Hall of Fame
  • 2000 Bowler of the Decade
  • Turbo Pro Staff Coordinator/Turbo Sales Rep
  • Owner Ballard’s Bowling Academy
  • Turbo, Roto Grip, Dexter, Logoinfusion
 

Ron Hatfield
Columbus, OH

  • USBC Gold Coach
  • Head Coach of the Ukraine National Bowling Team
  • Jr. Team USA Coach 2002-2003
  • Coach to Rhino Page and Dave Wodka
  • Bowlers Journal Top 100 Coaches
  • International Coaching Consultant to Team Scotland, Lithuania
  • Pro Shop Owner
  • Storm, Turbo Staff

Dr. Dean Hinitz
Reno, NV

  • Sports Psychologist from Reno, NV, and Adjunct Professor at the   University of Nevada, Reno
  • Sports Psychologist for Team USA & Jr. Team USA
  • Worked with many NCAA and USBC National Champions
  • Worked with multiple PBA and PWBA Champions and Hall of Famers (some of whom you may know intimately:-)
  • Author of Focused For Bowling, and the soon to be released Championship Bowling (which has interviews of both you and Del in it)
  • Loves to bowl, and will still dig in to a pot game at the drop of a hat!
 

Liz Johnson
Cheektowaga, NY

  • 7 major titles including 2 USBC Queens, 5 Women’s US Opens and 2001 Players Championship
  • 2 time PWBA Player Of The Year
  • 2015 USBC Hall Of Fame.
  • 2010 Peterson Champion
  • Storm, Turbo Pro Staff

Tim Mack
Indianapolis, IN

  • 3-time World Bowling Writers Bowler of the Year
  • Titles on 5 continents
  • Member of Team USA 2003
  • 5 medals in the World Championships (Gold in Trios)
  • 74 event wins around the world
  • Storm, Turbo
 

Shannon Pluhowsky
Dayton, OH

  • 2 PWBA Championships
  • 3 time NCAA National Champion / Nebraska University
  • Inaugural inductee into the University of Nebraska Hall of Fame
  • USBC Queens Champion
  • 3 PBA/USBC Women’s Series Titles
  • 15 x Member of Team USA
  • Hammer, Turbo Staff

JR Raymond
Chesterfield, Michigan

  • USBC Bronze Certified
  • Bowled Collegiately at SVSU and McKendree University
  • Collegiate National Champion
  • 2009 USBC National Champion (Team All Events)
  • 2014 Bowlers Journal Champion
  • Highest Single game team score in USBC tournament History in 2014 (1318)
  • 3 Time Collegiate All American
  • 2009 PBA Central Region Rookie of the year
  • 2 time PBA Champion on the Regional tour
  • Current National PBA Tour Traveling player
  • MSBS Player of the year 2014
  • Several Country wide event Titles
  • Midwest Sales Rep for Turbo Grips
 

Chris Sand
Chesterfield, Michigan

  • Turbo Tech Head Coach
  • USBC Bronze Certified
  • 2015 Bowlers Journal Top 100 Coaches
  • PBA Champion
  • Detroit All Star Rookie 1995, Bowler of year 1998 (King of Bowling)
  • Several MJMA, World Team Challenge, Michigan Major, JTBA titles
  • Storm Regional Sales Rep 2005-2014
  • 25 Years coaching experience
  • Director of Sales for Turbo Grips

Mike Shady
Erie, PA

  • PBA National Champion
  • PBA Regional Champion
  • National Collegiate Champion
  • 3-time All-America (University of Nebraska)
  • 1991 World Invitational Champion – San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • USBC Open Championships 20 year Average Leader – 222.86
  • Top 100 BJI Coach
 

Bill Spigner
Chicago, IL

  • USBC Hall of Fame
  • USBC Gold Coach
  • 3 PBA National Titles
  • Former Bowling Center Proprietor
  • Hosted 21 PBA events while a Proprietor

Jordan Vanover
Auburn Hills, MI

  • Product Specialist for Brunswick
  • Collegiate All-American at Saginaw Valley State
  • IBPSIA Master Instructor
  • Bowlers Journal Top 100 Coaches
  • Turbo Tech Associate Coach
  • BowlU Certified Coach
  • USBC Silver Certified Coach presently USBC Gold Candidate
 

Dave Wodka
Beavercreek, OH

  • District Sales Manager/Central Region for EBI
  • 1 PBA National Title
  • 21 PBA Regional Titles
  • 2 Time PBA Regional Player of the Year
  • Turbo, Ebonite staff

Xtreme Dealer

Xchange Program and Turn Key Starter Package

 

The Turbo Xtreme Dealer program is a FREE Loyalty program for qualified retailers and includes valuable products and services that benefit you and your business. To qualify for Xtreme Dealer status and benefits, you must meet an annual purchase volume of $1,000 in Turbo finger inserts and thumb solids and maintain 80% Turbo finger insert and thumb solid inventory.* Switch Grip™ not included.

 

NO WORRIES. We offer an easy Exchange Program. We’ll exchange any unused first quality competitor insert product (limited to finger inserts and vinyl thumb inserts), grip for grip, at no cost for the Turbo brand insert of your choice. This is your opportunity to convert that excess inventory into a product credit for other useful accessories like Switch Grip™, Turbo Skin Protection Tapes, RockTape™ and more. Turn excess and stale insert inventory into valuable dollars for other useful accessories.

 

Ask about our Easy Turn Key Starter Package including convenient wall storage systems. New retailers purchasing a Turn Key Starter package within 90 days of store opening will be automatically enrolled and qualified for our Xtreme Dealer program through the remainder of the year.

 

 *The Xtreme Dealer and Xchange Programs are currently available to retailers with a registered business license or U.S. Federal Tax i.d. with a defined retail space within the Continental U.S. Retail space can be free standing or within a minimum 10 lane bowling center. Retailer must meet minimum annual purchases of $1,000 in Turbo finger inserts and thumb solids verified through local distributor(s) and maintain inventory of 80% Turbo brand finger inserts and thumb solids. Retailers which meet 80% inventory requirement but do not meet minimum annual purchases of $1,000 may enroll in Xtreme Dealer program for $99 and receive all the great program benefits.

Retailer Loyalty Program

Benefits

 

Regional Staff Contract
1 person/location with FREE complimentary personal product.

 

PBA Xtra Frame
for ONLY $25. An instant savings of $40.

 

Certified Drills
31/32” and 1 1/4” , Straight Shank only with FREE Sharpening and Replacement.

 

250 Business Cards
A variety of customizable Business Card templates are available and Additional cards can be purchased.

 

Custom Insert Dashboard
A custom acrylic display that can be fitted to any ball holder. Our cool new Dashboard includes two small compartments to include your choice of a featured insert and thumb solid/Switch GripTM to highlight the ball on display. $50 value.  Available in April.

 

Spec Pad, Wax Pencil and Promotional Grip ID Cards.

 

Level I USBC Coaching Certification. E-mail elearning@bowl.com in subject line: Turbo Xtreme to receive log-in instructions and discount. RVP approval is required prior to registration. Visit bowl.com for complete details. Receive $150 Turbo Product Credit for completion of USBC Bronze Certification hosted at Turbo Tech, a USBC Regional Training & Development Facility located at our corporate headquarters. Bronze Certification courses are typically hosted 2x/year, early Spring and late Fall. Visit our USBC Coaching Certification Conferences page for schedule information.

 

Opportunity to host a Driven to Bowl™ Clinic at your center with Carolyn Dorin-Ballard or other qualified staff member. No cost to you! Call 800-530-9878 for more information.

 

Are you an IBPSIA member? Receive 4 FREE shirts with your Pro Shop logo with a 1x direct annual purchase of $300.* 

 

Xtreme Dealer Canadian Affiliate Program
Turbo is now offering a new affiliate program to retailers in Canada which qualify with annual purchases of Turbo finger inserts and thumb solids of $1,000 USD/$1,300 CAD. Same enrollment required as standard Xtreme Dealers. Because of the excessive export and import costs associated with several benefits outlined in our standard Xtreme Dealer Program, Canadian retailers can join our Affiliate Program through a special package purchase. Package includes over $500 in products and support materials for ONLY $129 USD. E-mail jcieslak@turbogrips.com or call 800-530-9878 to receive complete details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6th Annual Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo Gears Up for Indy

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In only five short years, the Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo has become bowling’s undisputed best college recruiting event. 

In 2016, the 6th edition of this prestigious event will be held at Western Bowl in Indianapolis, Indiana, July 12-14. And since Western Bowl has 80 lanes and plenty of meeting space, the number of spots available has been expanded to its largest field yet of 204 student bowlers.

Turbo Regional Sales Manager and Pro Staff Coordinator Carolyn Dorin-Ballard will again serve as Event Director. “I am confident we will fill the event again this year,” said Dorin-Ballard. “Last year, (with 168 spots available) we had 44 kids on a waiting list. We’ve been getting calls the past couple of months from parents eager to sign up for this year’s event. It’s exciting and rewarding, and it shows that what we’re doing is making a difference.”

General Manager Jim Doty is looking forward to hosting the 2016 Collegiate Expo. “Royal Pin and Western Bowl is honored to be chosen to host this awesome event,” he said. The Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo is, in my opinion, the best event in the country to help our young adult bowlers improve their game and by doing so helps to continue the ‘Sport of Bowling’.”

Dorin-Ballard and Turbo President Lori Mraz are going all out this year to make sure that every student athlete in attendance gets all of the attention they deserve both in the classroom seminars and during on-the-lane instruction. From USBC Gold and Silver certified instructors, PBA Tour Champions, Team USA veterans, PWBA contenders, Collegiate All-Americans and industry experts, the collective team of coaching representatives is impressive.  Turbo coaches returning this year in addition to Dorin-Ballard are Diandra Asbaty, Lindsay Boomershine Jeff Carter, Jason Couch, Tim Mack, Shannon Pluhowsky, Bill Spigner, Jordan Vanover, and world respected Sports psychologist Dr. Dean Hinitz.

Because of expanded student registration, new coaches Josh Blanchard, Hank Boomershine, Tom Carter, Ryan Ciminelli, Ron Hatfield, Ronnie Russell and Dave Wodka have been added.

Another improvement this year includes limited one-hour classroom seminars so students will get more time to put what they learn into practice on the lanes. “We have learned over the years that students want to bowl and bowl,” said Dorin-Ballard, “So we’re making sure that we schedule the seminars and on-lane segments so that students get the much wanted on-lane time with coaches but also the reasonable break periods needed, and that are important, for them to perform physically and mentally.”

No event of this magnitude would be possible without sponsors, and Turbo is proud the sponsor partnerships it has developed over the past six years.  Returning in 2016, and with enhanced sponsorship, “Columbia and Hammer are stepping up again in 2016 sponsoring our photo booth and registration bags,” said Mraz. “Logo Infusion will once again be the sponsor of the Audition Tournament and provide an event jersey to all student bowlers. Our partnership with Bowlers Journal will again allow every student to receive a one year paid subscription to the magazine. Storm will be sponsoring our Round Table for Collegiate Coaches; and will coordinate a presentation on Building a Team Arsenals with other ball companies while Kegel will sponsor and host our College Coaches Dinner on Wednesday evening.  We couldn’t be more pleased with the enthusiastic support of all of our sponsors.

Space is limited.  This event will SELL OUT!  So REGISTER early!  Save $30 during Early-Bird Registration Now – April 30th. Additional questions, please call Turbo directly at 800-530-9878, Monday-Friday, 8:30a-5p Eastern or e-mail Event Administrator, Megan Bernhardt, mbernhardt@turbogrips.com.

Team Members

 

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“To be the best, you have to use the best!” Each player staff member is a “Brand Ambassador” and possesses a great passion and commitment to the sport which ultimately embodies the spirit of our brand.Turbo is a Registered Partner of the PBA and PWBA Tours. We employ a diverse and select group of bowlers on a Regional, National and International stage to promote the values of our brand.