Aussie succeeds Rash as PBA's top bowler

bbragg@adn.comJanuary 17, 2014 

Australia bowler Jason Belmonte, known for his rare two-handed delivery, was named the PBA Chris Schenkel Player of the Year on Friday, beating out Anchorage's Sean Rash, who had been the reigning player of the year.

It was the first such honor for Belmonte, who won two PBA titles during the season.

Belmonte was at the top of every major statistical category but one for the 2012-13 season -- prize money. Rash topped that category with $248,317 in winnings. Belmonte pocketed $186,465.

Rash, a Dimond High graduate who lives in Montgomery, Ill., won two PBA International Tour titles during the season.

Belmonte, Rash and 51-year-old Hall of Famer Pete Weber were the top three vote-getters in Player of the Year balloting.

Anchorage Daily News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service