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US Regional Tour Staff


Featured Bowler  – Chris Colella

  • 2015 Team USA Member
  • 1 PBA Regional win
  • 3-time member of Wichita State Shocker Select team
  • PBA Member from 2015-2018

My Two favorite Turbo products are: The Quad Classic finger inserts and Grip Strips. The Quad Classics are by far the best finger inserts on the market, they are the perfect combination of being soft and durable along with being oval to fit your fingers perfectly. The Grip Strips have been the most reliable and long-lasting tape that I have found and used. I know that the texture will stay consistent for the entire block and never have to worry about the tape changing or peeling out.

One thing most people don’t know about me: Is that I am currently in Dental School and pursuing a career in dentistry while I continue to compete in bowling.

Aboud, Regina San Jose CA
Adcock, Tom Decatur IL
Anthony, David Austin TX
Arehart, Steven Chesapeake VA
Bandy, Kayla Salisbury MD
Blauvelt, Luke Elsmere KY
Bolton, Elise Merritt Island FL
Bourland, Gary Parrish FL
Bowman, Brad Indianapolis IN
Boyd, Karen Ft. Lauderdale FL
Brandi Calderon Tempe AZ
Bryant, James Charlotte NC
Byrd, Eddie St. Charles MO
Calhoun, Mike Wyandotte MI
Campagna, Tony Hermitage TN
Catiller, Louis Las Vegas NV
Cline, Andy Manchester MO
Colella, Chris Wichita KS
Conner, Josh Columbus OH
Cooper, Nick Clarkston MI
Cortese, Natalie Hoffman Estates IL
Daniels, Novella Detroit MI
Davidson, Michael Whiting IN
Dixson Jeremy Warren MI
Duncan, Phillip Dayton OH
Duran, Jason Littleton CO
Dwiggins, Jerry Alton IL
Easton, Charles Sylvania OH
Eger, Brian Evansville IN
Elliott Craig Sanford MI
Ewald, Dave Macomb MI
Farber, Matt Plainview NY
Felmlee, Alan Seneca PA
Fleming, Paul Fort Worth TX
Gibson, Paul Brunswick OH
Glover, Joshua Richton Park IL
Goettel, Casey St. Charles MO
Gohagan, George III Humble TX
Graham, Lisa Centerville OH
Greene, Tylor Balsam MI
Heap, Mike Huntsville AL
Henderson, Paul Watauga TX
Heringer, Chris Cincinatti OH
Hesley, Samantha Detroit MI
Hester, Chris Louisville KY
Hilferink, Ramon Babson Park FL
Hill, Clark Goldsboro NC
Hines, Cory Jackson MI
Hofmeister, Dale Essexville MI
Holliman, Mykel Collierville TN
Insignares, Saul Sarasota FL
Juarez, Justin East Meadow NY
Key, Lance Carthage TN
King, Kyle Sterling Heights MI
Kistner, Corey Decatur IL
Kloempken, Marcia Pleasant View UT
Koehler, Paul Stuart FL
Koss, James Brighton MI
Lamberth, Tracy Hendersonville TN
Landry, Steve Plainville CT
Leingang, Joe Seattle WA
London, Mark La Porte TX
Magolan, Mike Sterling Heights MI
Manna Tony Papillion NE
Markis, Mike Hawley PA
Mathewson, Chris Forty Fort PA
McWethy, Mike Champaign IL
Miller, Brad St. Charles MO
Miller, Shelby Klamath Falls OR
Mitchell, Trent Chicago IL
Mitter, Ryan Saint Clair Shores MI
Nauman, Shawn Orlando FL
Neiman, Justin Warren MI
Neves, Sam Woodway WA
Newman, Chad Richardson TX
Novak, Steve Louisville KY
Oczepek, Julie Reese MI
Odom, Brian Romulus MI
Ormsby, Mike Jackson NJ
Osborne, Lisa Bedford OH
Pate, Nick Elkhorn NE
Patterson, Andy Tyler TX
Perez, Jean
Pilyih, Shawn Pittsburg PA
Pitman, Ryan Zionsville IN
Pitre, Derwin Youngsville LA
Polaski Mark Cape Coral FL
Pompilio Joe Elmwood Park NJ
Principato, Mike Orlando FL
Queen, Jason Forsyth IL
Quinn Jr, Shaun Evergreen Park IL
Rakoski, Jon FL
Reiffer, Chad Wyoming MI
Richter, Steve Sheboygen WI
Roberts, David Jr Imperial MO
Roberts, Trevor Tampa FL
Rohde, Billy Lilburn GA
Rohrer, Terry Fort Wayne IN
Rosdahl, Luke Topeka KS
Russo, Jennifer Monmouth Jct NJ
Shaffer, Justin Clinton Township MI
Sherman, Kyle O’Fallon MO
Show, Tyler Smock PA
Simpson, Blake
Simpson, Katelyn Emmett ID
Snodgrass, Frank Sterling Heights MI
Sollars, Jason Lodi OH
Sorce, Chad West Ellis WI
Spencer, Zach Kokomo IN
Sterner, Michelle Niagara Falls NY
Stouffer, David Ft. Myers FL
Thompson, Amber Indianapolis IN
Thornton, Katie Chesapeake VA
Trundell, Nicole Bridgeport CT
Trzcinski, Jon Lake Wales FL
Verble, Larry Mason MI
Vergos, Pete Apopka FL
Vermilyea, Eric MN
Vito, Joe Oak TX
Waliczek, Brian Bridgeport MI
White, Damon Ridgefield NJ
Wiley, Terry Vienna VA
Wilson, Russ Lawrence KS
Windsor, Allen Rock Hill SC
Wojnar, Jason Tinley Park IL
Wright, Havel Orange NJ
Yarbrough, Tony Rogersville MO
Ziesig, Brian NY

Turbo Announces Additions to Franchise Player Staff

Turbo Bowling Accessories announced that E.J. Tackett, Tom Daugherty and Daria Pajak will be joining their Franchise Player Staff for 2018.

The trio will use and promote the company’s bowling products on the PBA and PWBA tours, as well as participate in coaching and teaching seminars throughout the world.

“Turbo takes great pride in our elite and select team of player representatives,” said Lori Mraz, president of Turbo Bowling Accessories. “Our team members are held in the highest regard and have been chosen to represent the traditions and values of our brand.”

Tackett, Huntington, Ind., owns nine titles on the PBA Tour, including a pair of Major titles. He followed up his 2016 campaign as Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year by winning the Firelake Tournament of Champions, along with three additional Tour titles.

“I’m truly excited to be on board with Turbo,” said Tackett, the 2012-13 PBA Rookie of the Year. “I’ve been using grips for years now, and Turbo Grips fit me better than anything else.”

Tackett says that signing with Turbo goes beyond just using their products in competition. He says that Turbo’s efforts to develop and grow youth bowling were a big plus for him.

“Not only do I get to use great products, but I get the opportunity to participate in clinics and seminars that Turbo operates,” Tackett said. “I want to do more with youth bowling and getting more kids involved in our sport. That’s how bowling is going to thrive and survive. Being associated with Turbo allows me to be a part of the change.”

Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., owns a pair of PBA titles to go along with 13 PBA Regional Tour wins. He says that Turbo’s team concept was a major factor in his signing.

“My success on the PBA Tour is directly related to the teams that I surround myself with,” said Daugherty. “The better my teams get, the better I bowl. The people at Turbo gave me the feeling that they wanted me to be part of the team as much as I wanted to be on the team.”

Off the lanes, Daugherty operates a pair of bowling pro shops. He says his association with Turbo is also a smart decision for his businesses.

“The quality of Turbo gear is second to none,” Daugherty said. “Signing with Turbo gives me the confidence in knowing that I have the best grips in my bowling balls. As a pro shop owner I can now offer the best products to my customers.”

Pajak, from Pila, Poland, found success in her first year on the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour. Her season included a pair of TV appearances and her first win at the Greater Detroit Open. Pajak led the PWBA Tour with three perfect games in 2017, two of which came at the U.S. Women’s Open. She was the top seed for the stepladder finals before losing to fellow Turbo staffer Liz Johnson, 188-176 in the final match.

Tackett, Daugherty and Pajak join a Franchise Tour staff at Turbo that includes DJ Archer, Diandra Asbaty, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Josh Blanchard, Ryan Ciminelli, Andres Gomez, Leanne Hulsenberg, AJ Johnson, Liz Johnson, Marshall Kent, Danielle McEwan, Matt McNiel, Shannon Pluhowsky, Ronnie Russell, Stuart Williams and Diana Zavjolova. These members join Lifetime Team Turbo Staff Members  Jason Couch, Ted Hannahs, Mika Koivuniemi, Johnny Petraglia and Guppy Troup.

“Leaders and innovators, our team is passionate and persevering,” said Mraz. “We’re delighted to welcome the return of many loyal staff members and tour veterans as well as some exciting new additions to the team.”

Turbo employs over 400 staff members worldwide which include other National, Regional and International Staff members. Many Regional Staff Contracts are awarded to Turbo Xtreme Dealers which own, operate or are affiliated with a bowling retail store in the US or Canada.  Xtreme renewal and enrollment starts up in February 2018. For details on the program or for a complete listing of Turbo Player Staff Representatives visit



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


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



 Featured Bowler – Sam Ventura

  • Member  of the Syracuse & theNY State Halls of Fame.
  • Many titles in the Megabucks tournaments with a second place finish for $15000 in the Mini Eliminator.
  • Won NY State Masters Champion, 1989, 1990.
  • 2x  Ohio State Amateur Champion.
  • Columbus. Ohio Masters Champion
  • 7 yr PBA MEMBER
  • 7 PBA Regional titles.
  • 2x time PBA50 EAST REGION POY
  • 7 PBA 300S

Pro-Am FUN GUY. My favorite part of week on tour. Really enjoy the FANS.

My Favorite Turbo Product: CLASSIC PRO GRIPS. I really like the feel of this grip as it’s a little harder than the other grips. It gives me a very clean release which is a plus in today’s game. I use the oval side which fits my fingers great. I’m also a fan of our solid slugs (100% Urethane). All my bowling balls feel the same. I’m again able to get out of the ball really clean. With these 2 products it lets me keep making great shots time after time.

Something People Don’t Know About Me: As I approach my 60th birthday during my 8th season as a pro my passion for bowling is still off the charts. I’m a USBC Bronze level coach who keeps pursuing higher levels until I become Gold. Looking to coach a College team somewhere in the near future. Coaching and helping people enjoy the great sport of bowling is truly a great passion of mine. While working with the Norwich  High school Boys this season, they won the sectionals and finished 3rd in states. Their Highest finish in school history.

Alphabetical Listing

Alstott, Gary Washington IL
Axon, Dave Bellevue NE
Baker, Stoney Canton GA
Billings, Dean Rootstown OH
Boresch, Lennie Kenosha WI
Carter, Tom Columbus OH
Chamberlain, Bob Lady Lake FL
Dawson, Ty Sunnyvale CA
Dixon, Ron Boyton Beach FL
Donovan, John Melbourne FL
Faulkner, Gary Norfolk VA
Fulford, Kerry Fort Worth TX
Goergen, Bo Sanford MI
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
Martin, Tim Harrisville RI
Mohr, Ron North Las Vegas NV
Profitt, Ron Brookville OH
Richgels, Jeff Oregon WI
Scarborough, Joe Charlotte NC
Schrum, Jeff Cherryville NC
Segura, Ernie Taylor MI
Shequin, Mike DeBary FL
Sill, Dave Titusville FL
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
Zicha, Gregg Glen Ellyn IL

Featured 2018 Coaching Staff

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

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

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

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

Anne Marie Duggan
Edmond, OK

  • Bio Coming Soon

Paul Fleming
Fort Worth, TX

  • Bio Coming Soon

Rob Gotchall
Hopkinsville, KY

  • Bio Coming Soon

Leanne Hulsenberg
Ogden, UT

  • 27x PWBA Champion
  • 1987 PWBA Rookie of the Year
  • 5x USBC Champion
  • 8x USBC All-American Team
  • 2008 USBC Hall of Fame
  • 2009 Nor Cal Youth Hall of Fame
  • 2012 Team USA

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

Billy Murphy
Wichita, KS

  • Bio Coming Soon

Randy Pederson
Shallote, NC

  • Bio Coming Soon

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

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

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!

Turbo Welcomes New Sponsors & Educational Opportunity at Collegiate Expo VIII

More for High School Bowlers and College Coaches
Chesterfield, Michigan – February 19, 2018 – Turbo Bowling Accessories is inviting the next generation of bowling stars to hone in on their skills during Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo VIII this July in Fort Worth, Texas.

Bowlers from all over the United States and several foreign countries will descend on North Texas from July 8-11 to receive instruction from professional athletes, world-class coaches, and industry experts. Session topics include equipment and arsenal choices, the physical game, spare shooting and the mental game.
Collegiate Expo gives high school students the opportunity to interact with college coaches, and learn more about the recruiting experience. The event attracts collegiate bowling coaches from all across the country, giving attendees the opportunity to meet coaches and discuss scholarship opportunities.
Seminars are also offered for parents and coaches. This year, long-time sponsor Dexter has stepped up as sponsor of The Coaches Round Table. Dexter Bowling president Tyler Jensen says Collegiate Expo is an incredible opportunity for all who attend. “Turbo does a tremendous job of conducting the Collegiate Expo,” he said. “The Round Table discussions will give us a chance to really get to know the coaches, and relate to the high school bowlers.”
Jensen says that Collegiate Expo is a chance to share the importance of footwear in the sport of bowling. “Our shoes are for everybody,” said Jensen. “The key for us is to make sure bowlers are in the proper shoe, with the proper fit, style and slide for top performance.”
Turbo has also announced that Ballard’s Bowing Academy and XBowling are the newest sponsors for the eighth edition of Collegiate Expo.
Owned and operated by long-time Turbo Staff member and Regional Sales Manager, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and PBA Hall of Famer Del Ballard Jr., the Academy’s presence will enhance an already strong list of participating coaches. “Collegiate Expo is such a perfect fit for us to participate,” said Dorin-Ballard, a USBC and PWBA Hall of Famer. “We see such a need for education, especially on the youth level. So we’re happy to be involved in such a great event.”
Sports Challenge Network’s XBowling allows bowlers to use league scores to compete in daily and weekly contests, all from their smartphones.
Logo Infusion will again act as presenting sponsor for the 6-Game Audition Tournament, which gives students an opportunity to perform in front of a captive audience of coaches for scholarship prizes.
“Events like the Collegiate Expo simply aren’t possible without industry support,” said Lori Mraz, president of Turbo Bowling Accessories. “We’re honored that the greatest brands in bowling have joined us, and are firmly committed to developing youth athletes in our sport.”
Sponsors for Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo include: Ballard’s Bowling Academy, The Bowl4Life Foundation, Bowlers Journal, The Bowlers to Veterans Link,, Brunswick, Classic Products, Columbia 300, Dexter, DV8, Ebonite, 900 Global, Hammer, Kegel, KidsBowlFree, KR Strikeforce, Logo Infusion, Motiv, On the Ball Bowling, Professional Bowlers Association, Roto Grip, Storm, Track, Turbo, Metro Detroit USBC, UCanBowl2 and XBowling.
Students attending Collegiate Expo VIII should be enrolled in High School grades 10-12 for 2017-2018 school year, or be a 2018 graduate. A minimum entering average for boys of 190 and girls of 175 is suggested for greatest recruiting consideration. Registration for the Collegiate Expo is limited to the first 210 students with paid registration. Registration deadline is April 30, 2018.

For more information and to register on-line, visit

About 2-N-1 Grips/Turbo Brand Bowling Accessories
Developed as the original 2-N-1™ Grip in 1989, Turbo™ Bowling Accessories has grown to become one of the best and most innovative companies in the bowling industry. Turbo is respected worldwide as a company committed to giving back to the 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.

6th Annual Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo Gears Up for Indy


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,

Team Members





“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.