The PWBA Podcast

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 36 with Giselle Poss
Aired on Aug. 3, 2020
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Giselle Poss has one of the most dynamic games on the PWBA Tour, and she’s been another young contender on the verge of collecting her first win. Poss was a standout at Vanderbilt University prior to her time on tour, and she’ll be the guest for Episode 36 of The PWBA Podcast.

Poss chats with Aaron Smith and Jason Thomas about the following topics:

  • Staying busy with work during quarantine
  • Opening up on social media about a hand injury
  • Her 2019 season and things she learned from the stop in Orlando
  • Having to learn from making a show early in her career and putting together the puzzle that is lane play
  • Her run to a top-10 finish at the 2019 Queens
  • What it takes to be successful on tour and how she grades her young career to this point
  • Memories from making the show at the 2017 St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open
  • What it means to have her dad joining her on tour
  • Getting to learn from Josie Barnes at Vanderbilt and seeing her compete now
  • Her background with Team Puerto Rico, favorite Puerto Rican dishes and “West Side Story”
  • Her support of the Black Lives Matter movement and why social justice has a place in all our lives
  • How to create more diversity in bowling
  • Binge-watch recommendations and fact checking on Alexander Hamilton

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 35 with Tannya Roumimper
Aired on July 29, 2020
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Tannya Roumimper made two shows at majors during the 2019 season, finishing as the runner-up at the U.S. Women’s Open and fourth at the USBC Queens. Roumimper, a longtime member of Team Indonesia and a collegiate standout at Wichita State, joins The PWBA Podcast for Episode 35.

Roumimper discusses the following topics during the podcast with Aaron Smith and Jason Thomas:

  • Finishing up her final assignment for her graduate degree (Master of Strategic Leadership) at Mount Mercy and her path to Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Getting back into the collegiate atmosphere as a coach with the Mustangs
  • Learning the language
  • Hacky sack and explaining her Mount Mercy jersey (stab, stab, stab)
  • Grading her 2019 PWBA Tour season
  • Not being afraid of losing after her runner-up finish at the U.S. Women’s Open
  • Goals heading into the next PWBA Tour season
  • Team Indonesia, training as a team and her practice schedule during high school
  • Support from Coach Vadakin and Lewis
  • Her YouTube channel, Mukbang and french fries in ice cream
  • Binge-watch recommendations

The next episode of The PWBA Podcast will be Monday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. Eastern and feature Giselle Poss.


The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 34 with Ashly Galante
Aired on July 27, 2020
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Ashly Galante is in search of her breakout year after posting her most consistent season on the PWBA Tour in 2019. The youth standout, who captured two Intercollegiate Team Championships wins, is the guest for Episode 34 of The PWBA Podcast.

Galante joins Aaron Smith and Jason Thomas to discuss:

  • The last couple of months – reading, finding new ways to practice at home and struggling with vertigo
  • Finding tournaments to bowl in Florida and a recent win over USBC Hall of Famer Lucy Sandelin
  • Competing in a string-pin event last weekend and how it’s different
  • If she’s engaged (she’s not … yet) and the story behind it
  • Her steady improvement on tour and the things she’s learned the past five seasons
  • Why she feels like a “jack of all trades, but a master of none”
  • Her 300 game at the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open
  • Learning something from every tournament experience
  • Her passion for coaching
  • Her popularity on social media and what the support from her fans means
  • What she has to do to make the next leap on tour and managing confidence
  • The inspiration behind some of her jersey designs
  • Binge-watch recommendations and video game favorites

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 33 with Clara Guerrero and Gazmine Mason
Aired on July 24, 2020
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This special edition of The PWBA Podcast will welcome Clara Guerrero and Gazmine Mason to discuss their recent appearances on the PBA King of the Lanes event, which aired live on FS1. Both players will be recapping their experience on the lanes in Jupiter, Florida, and what’s coming up next for each of them.


The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 32 with Breanna Clemmer
Aired on July 22, 2020
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Breanna Clemmer won the 2019 and 2020 U.S. Amateur Championships and finished her collegiate career at McKendree University by being named the NTCA Division II/III Player of the Year for the fourth consecutive season. The two-time Team USA member joins The PWBA Podcast for Episode 32.

Clemmer chats with Aaron Smith and Jason Thomas about:

  • Working out, working and school over the last couple months
  • Her passion for teaching and why third grade is cool
  • The cancellation of the NCAA Championship and Intercollegiate Team Championships and finding the good
  • Finding that family feeling at McKendree with Bryan and Shannon O’Keefe
  • Working hard while finding out who she was, coming into a leadership role and learning how to trust the process and be herself
  • Getting comfortable with her balance arm
  • Top Junior Team USA moments
  • Growing up competing against Caitlyn Johnson
  • Her success at the U.S. Amateur Championships and why those wins were so emotional
  • What she was looking forward to learning and some of the challenges she expected as a rookie on tour and short- and long-term goals
  • Coming into the spotlight and her first autograph
  • Players she looked up to and why she admired their games
  • “The Matrix,” binge-watch recommendations and favorite movies

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 31 with Rocio Restrepo
Aired on July 20, 2020
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Rocio Restrepo is one of the most exciting athletes to watch on the PWBA Tour, having collected four titles since 2016. Restrepo has had continued success on the international stage as well, becoming the youngest player to medal at the 2003 World Bowling Women’s Championships (winning silver in singles and bronze in team at 15 years old) and helping Colombia win team gold at the 2019 event. Restrepo is the guest for Episode 31 of The PWBA Podcast.

Restrepo joins Aaron Smith and Jason Thomas to discuss:

  • Life during the last few months and her husband, Joe, becoming a doctor
  • Injury struggles during the 2019 season but finishing the year strong
  • Working with legendary coach Fred Borden and avoiding “mosquitos”
  • Her thoughts on not being selected for the PBA League and how she thinks the PWBA teams will fair against the guys
  • Crossing with JT at a PBA Tour stop in California
  • Colombia’s team gold at the 2019 World Women’s Championships and the inspirational message she gave teammate Clara Guerrero
  • Becoming the youngest competitor to win a medal at the World Women’s Championships (15 years old!) and how it shaped her future
  • Coming from Colombia to Wichita State and having to learn the language while taking classes
  • Her intensity on the lanes
  • Her inspirational speech after winning the 2017 PWBA Sonoma County Open
  • Her faith and how it has played a role in her success
  • Winning the 2016 PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open with 165
  • Future goals on the international stage and PWBA Tour

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 30 with Phoenix Fury
Aired on July 17, 2020
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Two all-PWBA teams recently were selected to the PBA League in 2020, and members of the Phoenix Fury will be part of Episode 30 of The PWBA Podcast. The team is managed by USBC Hall of Famer and 10-time PWBA Tour titlist Kim Kearney, and the team features Shannon O’Keefe, Liz Johnson, Jordan Richard, Stefanie Johnson and Maria José Rodriguez.

Aaron Smith and Jason Thomas brought together Kearney and four of the five teammates to talk about:

  • What’s new in everybody’s world
  • What coaching this team means to Kim
  • Kim’s strategy in drafting this team
  • The strengths of this team and why familiarity was key
  • Kim electing not to select a left-hander
  • Liz’s experience competing against the men and previous trips to Bayside Bowl as part of the Portland Lumberjacks
  • Who fits where in the lineup
  • Plans for preparing for the event
  • Who’s most likely to bowl in the leadoff spot?
  • Who’s most likely to bowl in the anchor spot?
  • Who’s most likely to amp up the crowd and get fired up at Bayside Bowl?
  • Which PBA star would you like to throw a double in the 10th against to shut them out for a victory at the PBA League?

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 29 with Caitlyn Johnson
Aired on July 15, 2020
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Caitlyn Johnson will be one of the next rising stars on the PWBA Tour. She is a two-time National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association Most Valuable Player at Webber International and also found success while part of Junior Team USA. Johnson is the guest for Episode 29 of The PWBA Podcast.

Johnson discussed the following topics with hosts Aaron Smith and Jason Thomas:

  • Finishing school, hanging with family and staying busy with work during quarantine
  • Getting back into bowling in Texas
  • Her experience during the postponement of the USBC Collegiate postseason and her reaction to its eventual cancellation
  • Growing as a player and a leader during her time at Webber International
  • Defining the Webber Way and the influence of previous Warriors have had on her game
  • The evolution of her pre-shot routine
  • The biggest challenges she expected as a rookie on tour
  • Looking up to Kelly Kulick and Liz Johnson and be intimidated by Maria José Rodriguez
  • Things she works on for her mental game
  • Her experiences bowling on television and her run in the summer of 2017 (ITC/Junior Gold/U.S. Women’s Open)
  • Her experiences on Junior Team USA
  • What she wants to get out of being on tour and things she’s looking to accomplish in her professional career
  • Hoosier Classic memories

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 28 with Stefanie Johnson
Aired on July 13, 2020
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Stefanie Johnson has claimed three PWBA Tour titles and countless medals for Team USA over the course of her career. The 2015 PWBA Rookie of the Year also is a major champion, winning the 2018 PWBA Players Championship. Johnson is the guest for Episode 28 of The PWBA Podcast.

Johnson joined hosts Aaron Smith and Jason Thomas to chat about:

  • Staying busy with the kids during quarantine and fun in the sun
  • Being drafted by the Phoenix Fury and a look at her new (and familiar) teammates
  • Switching to Roto Grip in 2020
  • Finishing 2019 with a strong showing at the Tour Championship after some struggles during the season
  • Looking back at her runner-up finish at the 2015 Tour Championship and her shot in the final frame
  • Winning the 2018 Players Championship in front of her family and friends at Plano Super Bowl and the ball change she made before the finals
  • Being a full-time mom and professional bowler and looking at the positives of spending more time at home in 2020
  • Her win with Shannon O’Keefe at the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru
  • How her friendship with Shannon grew during their start on Team USA in 2005
  • Her new passion for reading, what she’s been reading and unicorns

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 27 with the Miami Waves
Aired on July 10, 2020
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Two all-PWBA teams were just selected to the PBA League in 2020, and the Miami Waves will be the first to join The PWBA Podcast for Episode 27. The team is managed by 2020 USBC Hall of Fame inductee and PBA Tour champion Bob Learn Jr., and the group features Danielle McEwan, Dasha Kovalova, Clara Guerrero, Liz Kuhlkin and Missy Parkin.

Aaron Smith and Jason Thomas chatted with Learn and four of the five team members about:

  • How Bob wanted to build his lineup
  • The team’s strengths
  • Why Bob elected to go with all right-handers at Bayside Bowl
  • Danielle’s previous experience in the PBA League and what her teammates can expect
  • Dasha’s and Liz’s recent collegiate experiences and how it will help the team
  • Missy’s experience bowling against the men and how she expects it to be different in the team atmosphere
  • How they plan to prepare together as a team from across the country
  • Whether or not they think the crowd will be on their side
  • A little bit of lane-play strategy
  • Who is most likely to leadoff
  • Who is most likely to anchor the team
  • Who is most likely to play to the crowd in Portland
  • Who is most likely to talk trash to another team

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 26 with Valerie Bercier
Aired on July 8, 2020
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Valerie Bercier put together an impressive rookie campaign in 2019 to earn PWBA Rookie of the Year. The talented right-hander has been part of Team Canada since 2013 and runs her own business as a registered dietitian and certified health coach. Bercier will be the guest for Episode 26 of The PWBA Podcast.

Bercier sits down with Aaron Smith and Jason Thomas to discuss:

  • How her work as a registered dietitian has kept her busy during quarantine
  • Managing her clients while competing on tour in 2019
  • How tough it was competing on tour despite finding early success
  • Writing for Bowling This Month and defining the difference between a process-oriented goal versus an outcome goal
  • Why 75 percent of her practice time is committed to drills and why it’s important for her
  • Visualization – how she struggled with it early on and how she turned it into a strength
  • Her transition from competing at Nebraska and the mental approach she had to take to bowl the way she wanted to bowl
  • What she’s trying to get out of competing on tour
  • Why water is so important
  • Her appearance on BowlTV’s The Gauntlet and words that start with Z
  • A bad break in Lincoln and a check for $299.50
  • A call into the tournament director’s office at the Players Championship and surprise about winning PWBA Rookie of the Year
  • Binge-reading recommendations and favorite authors

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 25 with Diandra Asbaty
Aired on July 6, 2020
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Diandra Asbaty won a major championship at the 2012 USBC Queens and is one of the most decorated players to wear the red, white and blue for Team USA. Asbaty, who also serves as an ambassador to youth bowling through the Elite Youth Tour, is the guest for Episode 25 of The PWBA Podcast.

Asbaty discusses the following topics during the episode with Aaron Smith and Jason Thomas:

  • How she’s used her time during quarantine and what started as an empty journal
  • Her new project – Beyond The Lanes – and her passion for helping youth bowlers
  • The Elite Youth Tour and what it’s like to run an event in a socially distant fashion
  • The origins behind the EYT and how it’s now raised more than $230 in scholarships for young bowlers
  • Learning how life was going to be different as a bowler after becoming a mom
  • What this picture from the 2012 USBC Queens means to her
  • How her experience as the top seed at the 2007 Queens and doing everything wrong helped shape her run at the 2012 event
  • How many titles she thinks she may have gotten if there was a tour when she graduated from college
  • What makes Jason Belmonte so great and what he’s learned from Diandra over the years
  • Her win at the 2010 PBA Women’s Series Mixed Doubles Championship with Brian Voss
  • Difference between her game then and now
  • Why Shannon O’Keefe has gone from good to great and why Verity Crawley will be tough to beat once she collects her first win on tour
  • The PWBA entering the PBA League and who her first pick would be
  • Her late-night practice schedule as a young bowler, family influence and being “Kassy’s little sister”
  • Binge-watch recommendations

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 24 with Bryanna Coté
Aired on June 24, 2020
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PWBA Tour champion Bryanna Coté has been one of the most consistent players on tour the last two seasons, making five telecasts and collecting a win at the 2018 Go Bowling! PWBA Challenge. Coté, a collegiate standout at Central Missouri and Team USA member, is the guest for Episode 24 of The PWBA Podcast.

Coté joins hosts Emil Williams Jr. and Aaron Smith and opens up about the following topics:

  • How she and husband, Randy, have stayed busy during quarantine
  • Practicing at a new facility, B3 Performance, in Tempe, Arizona, and bowling on string pins
  • The latest with Apparel EFX
  • What changes she made after a subpar 2017 to have an excellent 2018 season
  • How she helped bring the 2019 PWBA Tucson Open to Golden Pin Lanes prior to its closing and what the center meant to her
  • Showing extreme professionalism after leaving an 8 pin to lose the 2019 PWBA Fountain Valley Open
  • She shared a written excerpt of what the heartbreak meant to her and how others can learn from her pain
  • Memories from winning the 2018 Go Bowling! PWBA Challenge
  • Her first title at the 2016 PWBA Lexington Open
  • Favorite moments and memories with tour roommate and friend Sydney Brummett
  • Her incredible college bowling career at Central Missouri
  • Making her way back to Team USA in 2020 after not being selected in 2018 and 2019
  • Binge-watch recommendations

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 23 with Jordan Richard
Aired on June 22, 2020
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Jordan Richard quickly ascended toward superstar status on the PWBA Tour, winning her first title in just her fourth career event as a professional on the way to be named the 2018 PWBA Rookie of the Year. The two-time tour champion joins The PWBA Podcast for Episode 23.

Richard makes an immediate splash when she joins hosts Emil Williams Jr. and Aaron Smith and talks about the following:

  • How she has stayed busy during the quarantine, including online Monopoly
  • What it was like to go against Haley on The Gauntlet
  • Her expectations going into her rookie season, which produced one win and five shows
  • Memories of her first title at the 2018 PWBA Greater Harrisburg Open
  • What her parents have meant to her life and career and the lessons they taught her
  • How she overcame her dislike for school as a child to ultimately succeed in college
  • Making four consecutive TV shows in August of 2018
  • Self-expectations versus the rest of the world’s expectations for the 2019 season
  • Favorite moments and memories of bowling with Haley at Arkansas State
  • Winning the U.S. Amateur Championship in 2018 after not making Team USA in 2017
  • Binge-watch recommendations

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 22 with Maria José Rodriguez
Aired on June 17, 2020
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Maria José Rodriguez has claimed two major championships in her young career, the 2014 USBC Queens and 2018 PWBA Tour Championship. She won five medals at the 2019 World Bowling Women’s Championships for Colombia, including gold in team and all-events competition, and is the guest for Episode 22 of The PWBA Podcast.

The always funny and honest Rodriguez joins hosts Emil Williams Jr. and Aaron Smith to discuss some of the following:

  • Her husband, Nathan Bohr, joined the early portion of the show to talk about how they stayed busy during quarantine, including building an approach in their garage
  • The story on how the newlyweds met and where
  • Going back to bowling in Texas, their on-lane performances and COVID-19 concerns
  • Some candid thoughts on how she feels currently as a bowler and the tour cancellation
  • Her experience as a guest on The Gauntlet versus Shannon Sellens
  • Her incredible performance at the 2019 World Bowling Women’s Championships
  • Status update on her injured toe, which happened immediately following the World Championships
  • Additional top moments from her time on Team Colombia
  • 2014 USBC Queens win against Kelly Kulick and the experience of her first major
  • The comeback from 0-2 versus Diana Zavjalova
  • The similarities between her first major title and her second at the 2018 Tour Championship, along with the uniqueness of the Old Dominion Building
  • The NASCAR experience and activities she was part of after winning the Tour Championship
  • Winning multiple national championships at Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Why she decided to attend Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Her relationship with head coach Sharon Brummell
  • Fan questions … Starbucks cups and a story surrounding the glitter jersey worn during the 2018 Tour Championship show 
  • Binge-watch recommendations

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 21 with Missy Parkin
Aired on June 15, 2020
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Missy Parkin is an 11-time Team USA member and the 2011 USBC Queens champion. Catch up with one of the tour’s most consistent performers in Episode 21 of The PWBA Podcast.

Parkin chats with hosts Emil Williams Jr. and Aaron Smith about the following:

  • Her feelings on the cancellation of the 2020 PWBA Tour season
  • How the Parkin family has stayed busy during quarantine
  • The Parkin pro shop business and what they’ve done to ensure safety prior to reopening
  • Being a guest on The Gauntlet and facing her great friend Scott Norton
  • How the 7-10 split at the 2010 Queens helped drive her to the 2011 Queens title
  • The opponents she had to defeat, including Kim Terrell-Kearney, on the way to the title
  • Her confidence in making TV shows during the late 2000s and early 2010s
  • The disappointment of the 2019 PWBA Sonoma County Open and how she turned a negative into a positive
  • How 2019 was the first season since the relaunch she felt like herself on the lanes
  • Being a leader on the way to a gold medal at the 2019 World Bowling Women’s Championships
  • The reason behind her new IGTV show, “1 Take with Missy Parkin”
  • Why she always keeps a Columbia 300 Oath in her bag
  • Fan questions … biggest Disney fan in the family, why she’s a coach and more
  • Binge-watch recommendations

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 20 with Diana Zavjalova
Aired on June 8, 2020
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Diana Zavjalova is a two-time major champion (2013 and 2017 USBC Queens) and owns four PWBA Tour titles. The collegiate standout from Webber International joins The PWBA Podcast for Episode 20.

The always honest Zavjalova joins Emil Williams Jr. and Aaron Smith to discuss:

  • Emil’s first haircut since the quarantine began and how Diana cuts and colors her own hair
  • Her reaction to the PWBA Tour being canceled
  • How the past few months have been during quarantine
  • Getting back on the lanes in Texas since bowling centers have reopened
  • First impressions of meeting Daria and Verity and competing with them
  • Daria Pajak and Verity Crawley surprise Diana to discuss @thetriobowling Instagram account
  • Her incredible run at the 2014 ISC show, tossing 21 of 23 strikes
  • Which doubles partner would she choose between Daria and Verity
  • What it was like winning the Queens while still competing in college and spending her senior season as a major champion
  • What is it about the Queens and TV shows she love the most
  • How limiting distractions during competition will help her become a better player
  • Favorite moments competing in five years of PWBA competition
  • An interesting Verity and Diana story in New Jersey
  • Missing the PWBA Tour Championship for the first time in her career
  • Why she made some changes to her game in 2019 and why the phrase “Be You” is important
  • The switch to Storm Bowling
  • How CDB and Del Ballard have been a great help to her game
  • Binge-watch recommendations

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 19 with Daria Pajak
Aired on June 3, 2020
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Poland’s Daria Pajak became an instant star on the PWBA Tour in 2017, claiming PWBA Rookie of the Year after winning the PWBA Greater Detroit Open and earning the top seed at the U.S. Women’s Open. The national champion from Webber International is the guest for Episode 19 of The PWBA Podcast.

The honest Pajak talks with hosts Emil Williams Jr. and Aaron Smith and opens about:

  • The news regarding the cancellation of the 2020 PWBA Tour, which broke just 30 minutes prior to her appearance on the podcast
  • How she’s staying busy by rollerblading and learning Korean
  • Attempting to stay sharp while the bowling centers are closed in Poland
  • The story behind Daria leaving Poland to attend Webber International
  • How she formed friendships and bonds over the years with Diana Zavjalova and Verity Crawley
  • What she remembers about the process leading up to winning the 2016 Intercollegiate Team Championships
  • Finding immediate success at the 2016 USBC Queens and U.S. Women’s Open after winning the ITC
  • Favorite moments from the 2017 season, including her win at the Greater Detroit Open
  • Who’d she pick for a double partner – Verity or Diana
  • Blocking out the noise of expectations and managing the struggles
  • Why she’s honest about her game, struggles and successes
  • Managing her fan base and social media presence
  • Daria’s post-game speech after winning the 2017 Greater Detroit Open
  • What she learned from her success at the 2019 PWBA Players Championship
  • Fan questions
  • Binge-watch recommendations

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 18 with Verity Crawley
Aired on June 1, 2020
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England’s Verity Crawley is searching for her first PWBA Tour title after several close calls during her first three seasons. The former collegiate standout from Webber International joins The PWBA Podcast for Episode 18.

Crawley chops it up with hosts Emil Williams Jr. and Aaron Smith about some of the following topics:

  • The differences between American and English bacon
  • How she has stayed busy with drills and increasing her personal content on social media
  • What it was like to get back to bowling after competing in two tournaments in Florida
  • How she helped her SCAD bowling teams handle the news of sectionals being canceled
  • How becoming a collegiate coach has helped her personally and professionally
  • The growth of SCAD seniors Veronica Cepeda, Benjamin Martinez and Dylan Byars
  • The story behind attending Webber International  
  • First impressions of meeting Daria Pajak and Diana Zavjalova
  • What she’s learned since becoming a professional in 2017
  • The classic title match against Shannon O’Keefe at the 2018 PWBA Sonoma County Open
  • Her incredible performance at the 2019 U.S. Open
  • Tossing 23 consecutive strikes at the 2018 PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open
  • Why she switched from Columbia 300/EBI to Storm
  • Why she started promoting positivity on social media
  • Fan questions
  • Binge-watch recommendations

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 17 with Carolyn Dorin-Ballard
Aired on May 27, 2020
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Carolyn Dorin-Ballard rolled to one of the most historic seasons in PWBA Tour history in 2001, claiming seven titles and earning PWBA Player of the Year. The 20-time titlist joined the USBC Hall of Fame in 2008 and is part of the 2020 PWBA Hall of Fame class. The iconic CDB is the guest for Episode 17 of The PWBA Podcast.

CDB is unapologetically herself with hosts Emil Williams Jr. and Aaron Smith about some of the following topics:

  • How the Ballard’s have been staying busy during quarantine
  • Creating a new content show through Ballard’s Bowling Academy
  • How Carolyn and Del developed their passion for coaching
  • What a bowler can expect in a training session at Ballard’s Bowling Academy
  • What it means to be elected to the PWBA Hall of Fame and if her speech is complete
  • Memorable moments across her PWBA Tour journey
  • Interesting roommate stories from past touring days
  • Instrumental coaches who played a major role in her career
  • A breakdown of comparable players from today’s era regarding rev rate
  • Why making the TV show at the 2016 PWBA Rochester Open was important
  • Which bowlers she looked up to during her first few seasons on tour
  • How Del help inspire her incredible 2001 PWBA Tour season
  • What her sister, Cathy, meant to her life, career and 2001 season
  • The loss of their father in 2001 and the impact he had on the sisters
  • How she met Del and the amount of years it took before finally dating
  • Binge-watch recommendations with a Kevin Bacon/James Spader twist

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 16 with Sandra Gongora
Aired on May 20, 2020
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Sandra Gongora is on the verge of a breakthrough win on the PWBA Tour, with a runner-up finish to her credit at the 2019 PBA Lincoln Open. The longtime Team Mexico standout joins The PWBA Podcast for Episode 16.

Gongora gets candid with hosts Emil Williams Jr. and Aaron Smith about:

  • Developing a new business from home
  • Getting a chance to recently bowl, three gutters and how she felt after the session
  • The drills she has done at home to try and remain sharp during quarantine
  • Her goals for 2020 prior to the postponement of the tour
  • How she manages expectations of being a talented player who has yet to win a PWBA Tour title
  • An emotional story regarding her mother’s role in her life and bowling career
  • Winning a bronze medal after many sacrifices and fundraising efforts to help Team Mexico get to the World Championships
  • Favorite centers to bowl in on tour, who she’d choose as a doubles partner and how many coffee cups she’s collected while traveling
  • The Sandra Gongora Starbucks order
  • Favorite country to visit while competing
  • Winning 15 gold medals at the 1997 Mexican Youth National Championship
  • Favorite travel stories and routines with friend and tour roommate, Clara Guerrero
  • Emil and Sandra share their typical orders from Chipotle
  • Where to find authentic tacos and having a PWBA event in Mexico
  • Favorite stories about Coach Vadakin and Coach Lewis, winning two national titles at Wichita State and what support from her teammates and coaches meant to her and her family
  • Fan questions: Learning how to persevere through mistakes and simplifying her game
  • Binge-watch recommendations

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 15 with Clara Guerrero
Aired on May 18, 2020
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Clara Guerrero is a major champion on the PWBA Tour and one of the most accomplished international players in the world. The longtime Team Colombia member joins The PWBA Podcast for Episode 15.

Guerrero chats with hosts Emil Williams Jr. and Aaron Smith about the following:

  • The foul-line drills in her garage and details how she built her incredible home gym
  • A typical workout routine
  • Taking the risk to compete in 2019 without her wrist support 
  • The experience of winning the PWBA Players Championship in 2016
  • Winning the team gold medal with Colombia at the 2019 World Bowling World Championship
  • How fun it was to watch teammate Maria José Rodriguez dominate the week
  • Her 24 years representing Team Colombia, the country’s grueling team trials and why she wasn’t on the team in 2007 and 2008
  • Young Colombian players who could make an impact internationally and on the PWBA Tour
  • Who she’d draft if Tom Clark said she could bring an all-PWBA team to the PBA League
  • Her women’s bowling “Dream Team”
  • Bowling 822 at the 2013 PBA World Series of Bowling to become the third woman to make a PBA telecast
  • What Wichita State and the coaching staff means to her and her family
  • She finds out she has something in common with Emil regarding college bowling
  • Mental game tips and suggestions
  • Favorite cities she’s competed in
  • Binge-watch recommendations

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 14 with Dasha Kovalova
Aired on May 13, 2020
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Dasha Kovalova made the leap to superstar status on the PWBA Tour in 2019. She won the USBC Queens for her first major championship and rolled a 300 game in the title match of the Pepsi PWBA Louisville Open. Kovalova is the guest on Episode 14 of The PWBA Podcast.

Kovalova joined hosts Emil Williams Jr. and Aaron Smith to discuss:

  • How she’s staying busy
  • Her love of art, how she gained a passion for it and how much time she spends drawing
  • An impromptu sketch of Emil and Aaron
  • Good karma and highlights from the 2019 USBC Queens
  • Stories from her time at Wichita State with Coach Lewis
  • What she learned during her first couple of years on tour, leading to her breakout in 2019
  • The tough week in East Hartford preceding her historic performance in Louisville and bowling shoe troubles
  • The best part about shooting 300 to win in Louisville
  • The Rockstar shower after shooting 300 on TV
  • Her first Tour Championship experience at Richmond Raceway
  • Fast laps with NBC Sports’ Parker Kligerman, being introduced and tossing swag at the GoBowling! 250, “drivers, start your engines…”
  • How she got her start in bowling and what role Rick Benoit played in attending Wichita State
  • How her Wichita State teammates helped her transition to college in the United States
  • Initial discussions of a mini-golf rematch between Emil and Dasha
  • Current PWBA Tour players she faced in Europe and international competition
  • Gamers on the PWBA Tour
  • Binge-watch recommendations

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 13 with Leanne Hulsenberg
Aired on May 11, 2020
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PWBA and USBC Hall of Famer Leanne Hulsenberg has won 27 titles in her illustrious career, including the 1999 USBC Queens and 2011 U.S. Women’s Open. The 1990 and 1991 PWBA Player of the Year is the guest on Episode 13 of The PWBA Podcast.

Hulsenberg sits down with hosts Emil Williams Jr. and Aaron Smith to chat about:

  • Celebrating Mother’s Day during quarantine
  • The Storm social shows bringing the bowling community together
  • Her strategy in selecting winners in the Ultimate Queens Bracket Challenge and memorable matches with Kelly Kulick
  • Her induction to the PWBA Hall of Fame in 2019, 300 at the USBC Women’s Championships and the keys to speech preparation
  • Her run at the 2018 PWBA Las Vegas Open and bleeped-out words with Del Ballard Jr.
  • Developing her style, earning her nickname “Boomer” and stories from the tour
  • Growing up as a bowler in Northern California
  • White Castle and missing trophies from Hammond, Indiana
  • Her win and overall experience during the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open
  • Why it’s been easier to represent Senior Team USA compared to the adult team
  • Her love of the San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl LIV and Barrett’s excellent record in the Hulsenberg family fantasy football league
  • A lifelong friendship from a Bowl With The Pros event
  • Meeting Gary Hulsenberg

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 12 with Liz Johnson
Aired on May 6, 2020
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USBC Hall of Famer Liz Johnson has captured 24 PWBA Tour titles and 10 major championships in her legendary career. The three-time PWBA Player of the Year is the guest on Episode 12 of The PWBA Podcast.

Johnson chatted with hosts Emil Williams Jr. and Aaron Smith about:

  • Celebrating her birthday during quarantine
  • A family of unwanted houseguests
  • The Ultimate Queens Bracket Challenge and her favorite moments at the Queens
  • Favorite matches against Shannon O’Keefe
  • Recaps of each of her six U.S. Women’s Open titles and her favorite win
  • What she told Dasha Kovalova after her 300 game at the PWBA Pepsi Louisville Open
  • The unique circumstances surrounding her own televised 300 game in 2001
  • Recounting the 2017 PBA Chameleon Championship and which PWBA players have the best chance to win a PBA title
  • The atmosphere in Abu Dhabi when she tossed a 300 game to win team gold for Team USA at the 2015 World Bowling Women’s Championships
  • Which players she would choose to create her own “Dream Team” 
  • Favorite memorabilia she’s kept from major wins or moments in her career
  • Favorite travel stories, including below-zero temperatures, frozen RVs and cars that wouldn’t start
  • Binge-watch recommendations
  • Fan questions

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 11 with Kelly Kulick
Aired on May 4, 2020
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USBC Hall of Famer Kelly Kulick is one of the most decorated bowlers in the history of the sport. The six-time major champion joins The PWBA Podcast for Episode 11.

Kulick joined hosts Emil Williams Jr. and Aaron Smith to chat some on the following topics:

  • Her home improvement skills and the latest news from New Jersey
  • Her passion for line dancing and other dances she’s ready to learn
  • Why she dances before shows on CBS Sports Network
  • The Ultimate Queens Bracket Challenge and her favorite memories from the USBC Queens
  • Her dominant performance at the 2020 Team USA Trials and takeaways from performance
  • Why getting a chance to return to the QubicaAMF World Cup is important to her
  • Who she would pick as her Team USA “Dream Team”
  • Her struggles during the 2019 season and her initial plans for a reduced schedule in 2020
  • The sights, sounds and smells of the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open experience
  • Reliving the final frame in Reno for the 2020 USWO title and a few souvenirs from The Biggest Little City in the World
  • Lessons learned while competing on the PBA Tour after earning an exemption in 2006
  • Which current PWBA players have the best chance to win on the PBA Tour
  • Her role as a mentor to young players and who she looked up to as a young competitor
  • Favorite memories from 2010 after winning the Tournament of Champions, Queens and U.S. Women’s Open
  • The media attention that ensued after earning an exemption in 2006 and winning in 2010
  • Appearing in a Spider-Man comic book
  • Binge-watch recommendations with an Al Pacino twist

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 10 with Sydney Brummett
Aired on May 1, 2020
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Team USA’s Sydney Brummett is one of the brightest young stars on the PWBA Tour after an incredible collegiate career at Wichita State. The 2017 Intercollegiate Singles Championships winner and National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association Player of the Year is on Episode 10 of The PWBA Podcast.

Brummett shared her thoughts on a few of the following topics:

  • Quarantine activities
  • How she’s staying prepared both mentally and physically during quarantine
  • How she assess her first two seasons on the PWBA Tour
  • Why she went from 14- to 15-pound equipment
  • Mental and physical items she’s worked on since becoming a professional
  • The three things she completes daily to remain mentally tough
  • Favorite PWBA moments
  • What she learned by finishing sixth at the 2018 USBC Queens
  • Travel stories with roommate Bryanna Coté and how they became tour roommates
  • Favorite Team USA moments and why the program is important to her
  • A deeper look into her career at Wichita State with favorite and toughest moments
  • Winning the 2017 Intercollegiate Team Championships
  • Leaving coach Mark Lewis at the hotel during the Hoosier Classic
  • Favorite foods and desserts made by mom
  • Who would make her all-Indiana five-player team
  • Binge-watch recommendations with a reality show twist

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 9 with Julia Bond
Aired on April 29, 2020
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Team USA’s Julia Bond is one of the up-and-coming stars on the PWBA Tour and has found instant success on the regional circuit, claiming three wins and the Go Bowling! PWBA Regional Showdown title on CBS Sports Network. The former collegiate standout at Nebraska joins The PWBA Podcast for Episode 9.

Hear what Bond had to say on the following topics:

  • First thoughts after seeing the winning shot of the GoBowling! PWBA Regional Showdown
  • How she is staying busy during quarantine
  • Her perfect record in PWBA Regional competitions
  • Expectations during her rookie season in 2019 and the learning curve from college to the tour
  • What it was like to join an experienced Nebraska team as a freshman and win a national title in 2015
  • Looking back on an unbelieve 782-772 loss to Emily Eckhoff at the 2016 Intercollegiate Singles Championships
  • Favorite stories and moments from legendary Nebraska coach Bill Straub
  • Winning the Junior Gold Championships in 2013; favorite parts of the Team USA program and future goals
  • Her rise as a high school player in Illinois and the coaches who played a role
  • A crazy elimination match against Maryland Eastern Shore at the 2017 NCAA National Championship featuring an illegal player, tie and ridiculous roll-off
  • Degree in forensic biology, why she loves DNA and a look into the legitimacy of CSI television series
  • Binge-watch recommendations with a DeNiro twist

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 8 with Elysia Current
Aired on April 24, 2020
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PWBA Tour champion Elysia Current is the guest for Episode 8 of The PWBA Podcast. Current won the first standard event of the newly relaunched tour in 2015 (PWBA Storm Sacramento Open) and is the women’s head bowling coach at Delaware State. A former collegiate standout at Fairleigh Dickinson and Wichita State, Current also spent two years on Junior Team USA and is a USBC Women’s Championships titlist.

Current dishes on some of the following topics:

  • How she is staying busy during quarantine
  • How her student-athletes at Delaware State reacted to the cancellation of NCAA winter sports due to COVID-19 and how she first received the news
  • In her second stint as head coach of the Hornets, she describes what it means to lead the program again along with some of the similarities and differences from her first tenure with the team
  • Why Delaware State’s 2016 win at the MEAC Championship is near and dear to her heart
  • How her passion for coaching started with bumper bowlers and progressed to the collegiate ranks
  • Reaction to the news of the PWBA relaunching in 2015
  • How she went from nearly missing getting her entry in for the 2015 PWBA Storm Sacramento Open to winning the tournament and the history associated with that event.
  • Travel stories with Lindsay Boomershine
  • Her standout collegiate career and, specifically, her national championship teammates at Wichita State and why those relationships are important
  • Family values and binge-watch recommendations

The next episode of The PWBA Podcast will air live on BowlTV.com on Wednesday, April 29 at 2 p.m. Eastern and feature Team USA's Julia Bond.


The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 7 with Tennelle Milligan
Aired on April 22, 2020
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PWBA Director of Operations and USBC Hall of Famer Tennelle Milligan joins Emil Williams Jr. and Aaron Smith for Episode 7 of The PWBA Podcast. Milligan also is a three-time major champion and former competitor on the PWBA Tour.

Some of the topics she discusses include:

  • Quarantine activities with husband, Jason, and daughter, Abby
  • Status update regarding the PWBA Tour (2020 season originally scheduled to start this week)
  • What it meant to become the PWBA Director of Operations and differences between being a player versus an administrator
  • How she handled the tour folding in 2003
  • Favorite PWBA stories, cities to visit
  • Her win at the 2000 U.S. Women’s Open as a tour rookie
  • Favorite Team USA moments
  • The importance of her upbringing in Southern California
  • Getting the call on being inducted into the USBC Hall of Fame and hot flashes
  • Baby Yoda and binge-watch recommendations

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 6 with Shannon Pluhowsky
Aired on April 17, 2020
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Shannon Pluhowsky is one of the most decorated players to ever put on a Team USA jersey. The 20-time Team USA member joins The PWBA Podcast for Episode 6.

Among the items she discusses:

  • Her family’s favorite board games and game shows during quarantine
  • How she’s enjoyed being able to spend some extra time at home after her first season as the assistant coach at Nebraska
  • How she landed the role at her alma mater and the very specific rules her daughter, Autumn, put in place before accepting the position
  • The differences from being a coach versus a player and how picking an arsenal for her players is easier than picking one for herself
  • Her favorite stories on legendary Nebraska coach Bill Straub, including airport races, lucky pants and playing catch with him (with a bowling ball) at the U.S. Women’s Open
  • Her storied tenure on Team USA, including her incredible run at the 2011 World Bowling World Championships in Hong Kong
  • The 2006 Queens, where she faced three USBC Hall of Famers in the stepladder and had to defeat one of them twice to claim the tiara

The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 5 with Josie Barnes
Aired on April 15, 2020
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Episode 5 of The PWBA Podcast welcomes three-time champion Josie Barnes.

The last time PWBA fans saw Barnes was at the 2019 Tour Championship, prior to giving birth to her daughter, Lisa Ruth. Barnes joins the podcast to discuss how life has changed since becoming a mother.

Barnes, who also serves as the associate head coach at Vanderbilt, talks about the impact COVID-19 had on her team and reflects on the time spent with the four seniors on the Vanderbilt roster, why Adel Wahner is a great spare shooter and why Maria Bulanova’s skillset would transfer well to the PWBA Tour.

During the conversation, Barnes also chats about the determination needed to win the 2018 PWBA East Hartford Open following a tough elimination from the 2018 USBC Queens at the hands of Liz Johnson because of a missed single pin. She also travels back in time and discusses her first career TV appearance at 2012 Queens.

She also opens up about her tough week in Hartford in 2019 following the passing of her mother, what her family has meant to her and Lisa Ruth, a couple of Erin McCarthy stories, binge-watch recommendations and more.


The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 4 with Danielle McEwan
Aired on April 10, 2020
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Episode 4 of The PWBA Podcast welcomes 2019 U.S. Women’s Open champion Danielle McEwan.

McEwan discusses how closely she had been following news on COVID-19 earlier this year, which resulted in her skipping the Brunswick Euro Challenge in Germany to bowl the World Series of Bowling in Las Vegas in early March.

She ended up advancing to match play at the PBA Scorpion Championship before the pandemic forced the postponement of the event, which still has not been rescheduled.

During the conversation, McEwan talks about her late start in bowling, the knowledge she’s gained and the players who’ve helped shape her future in the sport. She also takes a trip down memory lane to look back at the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open stepladder finals, where she tossed doubles in the 10th frames of the semifinal and championship matches to claim her second major title.

The five-time tour champion also describes her favorite PWBA and Team USA moments, why she doesn’t make her goals public, what it’s like to have her siblings embrace the sport and lists the top five countries she’s visited along with her best and worst travel stories.


The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 3 with Shannon O'Keefe
Aired on April 8, 2020
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The third installment of The PWBA Podcast welcomes two-time PWBA Player of the Year Shannon O’Keefe.

O’Keefe hits on a wide array of subjects during the conversation, including a heartfelt look at the collegiate bowling season being cut short due to COVID-19 health concerns and some of her favorite moments with her standout seniors at McKendree University, Breanna Clemmer and Taylor Bailey.

The 13-time tour titlist discusses the differences between her 2018 and 2019 player-of-the-year campaigns, her first stint on tour in the early 2000s and how her loss to Liz Johnson at the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open served as a catalyst to jumpstart the run she’s been on the last four seasons.

She also looks into her 16-year career on Team USA, going into detail on two of her most memorable appearances at the World Bowling Women’s Championships – her first team gold medal at the 2011 event in Hong Kong and a trios gold at the 2017 event in Las Vegas while battling kidney stones.

O’Keefe wraps up the podcast with the story of how she met her husband, Bryan, and welcomes a cameo appearance from the latest addition to her family of dogs, Sonoma.


The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 2 with Liz Kuhlkin
Aired on April 3, 2020
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Episode No. 2 of The PWBA Podcast features 2018 U.S. Women’s Open champion Liz Kuhlkin, who works as a produce clerk at Price Chopper in Albany, New York, when she’s not ripping racks on the PWBA Tour. 

Kuhlkin joins the show to discuss her first-hand experiences at the store since the outbreak of COVID-19 and some of the precautions she must take to help combat the pandemic.

Kuhlkin also discusses the ups and downs of her PWBA Tour journey, beginning with an early victory as a rookie in 2015, her struggles in 2016 and 2017, and becoming a major champion in 2018.

She also reflects on numerous moments in her career, including shooting 890 and 879 in league competition, rolling 299 during the stepladder finals at the 2019 PWBA Tucson Open and striking to clinch the trios gold medal at the World Bowling Women’s Championships in 2019.

No conversation with Kuhlkin is complete without talking about her love for the New York Yankees and Denver Broncos, and we find out how she became fans of both teams.


The PWBA Podcast – Episode No. 1 with Erin McCarthy
Aired on April 1, 2020
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The first edition of The PWBA Podcast features tour champion Erin McCarthy, who spends her time away from the lanes as a registered nurse at two hospitals in Omaha, Nebraska.

With many events being either postponed or canceled due to COVID-19, McCarthy shares what it’s like to be working on designated COVID-19 units and is blunt in her suggestions to help curb the pandemic.

McCarthy also tells the story of how she ended up at Midland University and why her decision to major in biology before taking an accelerated nursing program at Creighton was one of the best, but toughest, decisions she’s ever made.

She also reflects on her 2018 PWBA Louisville Open title, shares the story of hanging out with fellow PWBA Tour champion Josie Barnes for the first time and discusses why a U.S. Women’s Open title is in her sights.

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