Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Blancard Wins PBA Silverado National Open

You may know Josh Blanchard as the pro bowler who took an epic tumble during a PBA World Series of Bowling telecast last season.

But the former Four-time Collegiate All-American bowler bounced back from that incident and went on to be named PBA Rookie of the Year for 2011-12.

Now, he has added to his resumé with a victory in the Silverado National Open, a tournament conducted last week at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno.

Blanchard captured the tournament’s $15,000 first-place prize with a 213-204 victory over Kevin Foley, when Foley missed a spare in the 10th frame. It was a best-of-three match, which Blanchard swept; he won the first game, 236-210.

PBA’s Xtra Frame covered the tournament, and Blanchard’s post-tournament interview with Mike Jakubowski (a.k.a. Mike J. Laneside) can be viewed here.

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