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Bowler Profile - Sean Rash

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Sean Rash

Sean Rash

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Quick Info:

 

Born: August 22, 1982
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
Joined Tour: 2005
Bowls: Right-handed
Total Championships Won: 8
Major Championships Won (2):

 

Awards and Honors:

 

  • USBC Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Award, 2001
  • Two-time All-American at Wichita State University (2002, 2003)
  • Four-time Team USA member (2002, 2004, 2005, 2008)
  • Three time Junior Team USA member (1998, 2002, 2003)
  • PBA Player of the Year (2012)
  • ESPY Award - Best Bowler (2012)
  • World Bowling Tour Champion (2013)

 

Biography:

 

Despite his relatively young pro career, Sean Rash's charisma and intensity make him one of the most recognizable bowlers in the game. Known for his high revolution rate and animated personality, he doesn't shy away from cheering a big strike or spare, and he doesn't hide his disappointment when he makes a mistake.

The massive power and hook he puts on his shots make his strikes some of the most beautiful shots in bowling, but can also lead to tough spare attempts when he misses the pocket.

Rash grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and now resides in Wichita, Kansas. He starred on the Wichita State bowling team, where he was an All-American in 2002 and 2003, helping his team win the 2003 Intercollegiate Team Championship.

Rash joined the PBA Tour in 2005 and won his first title in his first career TV appearance. He went on to win a title in each of his first four TV appearances, one short of the record, before embarking on a less desirable streak of 14 consecutive TV finals appearances without a title. He snapped that streak by winning the 2012 Tournament of Champions, which was instrumental in him being named the 2012 PBA Player of the Year.

 

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