Barrett, Sherman Will Represent Brunswick

Untitled-1.jpg

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Brunswick, which late last year acquired the brands of Ebonite International, has moved Dom Barrett and Kyle Sherman over to the Brunswick brand. Barrett was previously the face of Track, while Sherman promoted Columbia 300.

The move comes after Brunswick was left without a headline brand ambassador going into the 2020 PBA Tour season after Sean Rash signed with to 900 Global.

“We just think these guys are an excellent fit for the Brunswick brand,” Brunswick Vice President of Consumer Products Brian Graham told FloBowling. “They are great guys on and off the lanes, and I think that’s the message we want to deliver to the market.”

Barrett, who is ranked No. 7 in the FloBowling PBA Preseason Power Rankings, has established himself as one of the top players on the PBA Tour. He has eight career titles including two majors – the 2013 PBA World Championship and the 2018 U.S. Open.

The native of England has won a title in each of the past three seasons and picked up a win at the Kuwait Open in 2019.

Highlights: No. 7 Dom Barrett

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Barrett was specifically strong at the majors last season as he finished eighth at the USBC Masters, 10th at the PBA Tournament of Champions, 14th at the U.S. Open and 23rd at the PBA World Championship.

“We think these two have reach beyond the bowling ball side of it,” Graham said. “Even on a global basis, too, outside of the PBA Tour. Dom and his international reach, and Kyle and his global reach on social media”

Sherman is one of the top rising stars on the PBA Tour. He enters the season ranked No. 8 in the FloBowling PBA Preseason Power Rankings and won his first career PBA Tour title last season.

In addition to winning the PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles event, Sherman was also strong in majors in 2019. He finished eighth at the PBA World Championship, 13th at the USBC Masters and 18th at the U.S. Open.

Highlights: No. 8 Kyle Sherman

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Graham confirmed to FloBowling that both players, as well as all other staffers under the Brunswick umbrella, will continue to be able to throw all of the brands of Brunswick, including DV8, Radical, Hammer, Ebonite, Track and Columbia 300.

Brunswick also announced Tuesday that five-time PBA Tour champion Mike Wolfe will serve as a ball rep on the PBA Tour.

“Mike’s experience on the PBA Tour for almost two decades will be a huge asset for our PBA and PWBA Players,” Graham said in a release. “With the addition of the four brands and a lot of new pro staff players, adding a successful player like Mike as a Tour Rep will help ensure our team’s success on the Tours.”

The 2020 PBA Tour begins next week with the PBA Hall of Fame Classic. Live coverage on FloBowling begins on Jan. 15.

Simonsen Ends Koeltzow's Cinderella Run At 2021 PBA Players Championship

2020 PBA Players West Anthony Simonsen

JUPITER, Fla. – After sitting backstage watching Kris Koeltzow make his Cinderella run to the final match in the West Region stepladder finals of the 2021 PBA Players Championship, Anthony Simonsen stepped in and put an end to it.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

O'Neill Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Out Of PBA Players Championship

ONeill.Bill_2020PBAPlayersChampionship(8).jpg

JUPITER, Fla. – After testing positive for the coronavirus Sunday morning, Bill O’Neill, the defending champion at the PBA Players Championship, will not participate in the regional stepladders currently being held at Bowlero Jupiter.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

First 2021 PBA Players Championship Regional Stepladder Set For Sunday

2020 Wesley Low

A week after qualifying rounds across the country, the first regional stepladder of the 2021 PBA Players Championship will take place Sunday.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

PBA Announces Title Sponsor, Return Of $1 Million 300 Bonus For 2021

PBA_Tour_Web1320x660.jpg

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) announced today that Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the country, has signed on as the title sponsor of the 2021 PBA Tour season when it returns to FOX Sports on Sunday, Jan. 24.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

A Year Of Change: Anthony Simonsen Gets A Job, A Puppy And Loses Weight

Simonsen.Anthony_2020PBAPlayoffsQuarterfinals15.JPG

For many, 2020 was a year to forget, but for Anthony Simonsen, it was a year filled with possibility and change.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Finalists For Regional Stepladders Set At 2021 PBA Players Championship

2020 PBA Playoffs Round of 16 Kyle Troup.JPG

The field at the 2021 PBA Players Championship has been narrowed to the top five players in each region and left standing are 14 PBA champions and 11 players looking for their first title.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Qualifying Reaches Halfway Point At 2021 PBA Players Championship

Svensson.Jesper_2020PBAOklahomaOpen(6).jpg

At the halfway point of qualifying at the 2021 PBA Players Championship, there are relative unknown players looking to make their first show ranging all the way to PBA Hall of Famers in contention to advance.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

PBA Announces Schedule For Every Major Event In 2021

Belmonte.Jason_2019ChameleonChampionship(40).jpg

Just a day before the start of the 2021 PBA Players Championship, the PBA has revealed its plans for the upcoming months, which includes every major being held between now and April 11.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Top-Ranked Bowlers In Each Region For 2021 PBA Players Championship

ONeill.Bill_2020PBAPlayersChampionship(2) (1).jpg

When the 2021 PBA Players Championship gets underway this weekend, the best bowlers in the world will be scattered across five different regions.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 1 Jason Belmonte

Belmonte.Jason_2020PBAWorldChampionship(1).jpg

Career Titles: 25 (13 majors)Age: 372020 Earnings: $293,050 (rank: 1)2020 Points: 30,295 (rank: 1)2020 Peak Ranking: 12020 Low Ranking: 3

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In