Sean Rash is one of the most polarizing figures on the PBA Tour, simply because fans either love him or hate him. His competitive nature and clear desire to win are undeniable, and that resonates well with some fans and not so well with others. Regardless, he's one of the top bowlers on the PBA Tour, and he has the 2011-2012 PBA Player of the Year Award to prove it.
After a brisk start to a career in which he racked up a lot of titles quickly, he went into a five-year winless streak that finally ended with his victory in the 2012 Tournament of Champions. Rash is a legitimate contender in every tournament he enters.
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Dan McCarty from Best Buddies, with a little help from Sean Rash, threw out the ceremonial first ball before the Petraglia Division Finals during the PBA World Championship.
Sean Rash, with Dan McCarty cheering him on, advanced through the Petraglia Division finals to earn a spot in the PBA World Championship final round.
Making the case for Sean Rash to win the 2011-2012 PBA Player of the Year Award.
In an extremely close race between Sean Rash and Jason Belmonte, with Mike Fagan a close third, Rash's PBA Tour peers voted him the 2011-2012 PBA Player of the Year. Despite strong cases for both Belmonte and Fagan, Rash deserved the award.