2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 18 Chris Via

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18. Chris Via

Career Titles: 0
Age: 28
2020 Earnings: $42,850 (rank: 15)
2020 Points: 8,020 (rank: 21)
2020 Peak Ranking: 18
2020 Low Ranking: Unranked

2020 Season

Via was one of just five players to make match play in all three World Series of Bowling animal-pattern events, but he failed to advance to the TV finals in any of them. Earlier in the season, Via finished fifth in both the U.S. Open and World Championship. He was 21st in PBA Tour points, 15th in earnings and also was drafted into the PBA League for the first time, joining the Silver Lake Atom Splitters.

2021 Outlook

Because the timing of 2020’s events was so strange, it’s hard to judge momentum over the course of several months. As the season got into March, when Via finished fifth in back-to-back majors, it was clear he was one of the players to watch. When he returned in September to bowl WSOB match play, PBA League and the PBA Playoffs (where he was narrowly defeated by Marshall Kent in the opening round), he still looked good. That should continue into 2021. Can he make it three straight top-five major finishes in the season-opening Players Championship?

2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings

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18. Chris Via
19. Kyle Sherman
20. Chris Barnes

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2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 1 Jason Belmonte

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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

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2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 2 Bill O'Neill

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Career Titles: 13 (2 majors)Age: 392020 Earnings: $272,285 (rank: 2)2020 Points: 20,387.5 (rank: 2)2020 Peak Ranking: 12020 Low Ranking: 10

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2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 3 Anthony Simonsen

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Career Titles: 7 (2 majors)Age: 232020 Earnings: $227,130 (rank: 3)2020 Points: 19,795 (rank: 4)2020 Peak Ranking: 32020 Low Ranking: 8

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