- Home Town: Gothenburg, Sweden
- Birth Date: 8/3/1979
- Throws: Right
- Ball Weight: 15 lbs.
- 300 Games: 33
- Career Earnings: $162,148
- Positive Axis Point: 4 5/16" over
I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend Diana and our two kids Isabella (1) and our newborn Emilia. I like to golf and my favorite food is a good steak! I listen to Nickelback, Metallica, Volbeat and Iron Maiden.
Has two daughters (Isabella) and (Emilia...Avid golfer...First job was as a salesman...Owns eight European Bowling Tour titles…Owns WTBA World Championships team (2003), doubles (2006) and Youth Team Championship team (2002) titles...Owns three Weber Cup titles.
2015: Finished fifth in USBC Masters losing to Pete Weber in opening stepladder match, 237-223.
2014: Finished second in Scorpion Championship losing to winner Michael Haugen 213-206 in championship match...Finished second in Saudi Arabia Kingdom International Open losing to winner Marshall Kent in championship match 257-206...Finished fourth in Wolf Open losing to eventual winner Sean Rash 225-221 in second stepladder match.
Career: In 2014 had three two runner-up and three top finishes. Finished second in Scorpion Championship losing to winner Michael Haugen 213-206 in championship match. Finished second in Saudi Arabia Kingdom International Open losing to winner Marshall Kent in championship match 257-206. Finished fourth in Wolf Open losing to eventual winner Sean Rash 225-221 in second stepladder match. Had best previous best finishes of third in Dick Weber Playoffs in 2011-12 and fifth in Cheetah Open...In 2010-11 had sixth-place finish in Scorpion Championship and 18th in U.S. Open...Top finish in 2012-13 was 16th in U.S. Open which is also his top finish in a major.
Other awards: 2011-12 Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award.
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When I'm not on the PBA Tour or EBT I try to practice at least 3 times per week and workout 2 times per week. My workout usually consists of running and a light body routine. I try to bowl on as many different patterns as I can and I'm always working on my release and swing.
1. You have bowled all over the world. What is the best country you have ever bowled in excluding the US? I like bowling all over the world! I like Spain as a country overall and also to bowl there, but the one time, I bowled the Weber Cup in England was for sure one of the best times I’ve ever had on a bowling lane One other thing I LOVE are the team championships of the Swedish league, that is something unique! The bowling center is packed with fans and they scream, play drums and sings like crazy!!
2. Do you have any interesting superstitions or routines you go through before, during, or after bowling? What is the most interesting superstition or routine you have seen from another bowler on tour? No I don’t have to many my self, I do see a lot of diffrent things. Special colors on socks, towel on a special place before every shot, same type of food before every block and so on.
3. What is the best advice you have for a teenage bowler looking to make a career out of bowling? There are no short cuts. Practice and knowledge about the game takes time, but if you really want to become a great bowler thats the way to go!
4. When do you know when you need to change bowling balls? 3 diffrent things/times:
* When the ball dosent go thru the pins (carries) the right way, like leaving 10 pins.
* When it hooks to early or to much.
* When I move lanes and I’ve seen that the bowlers on that pair were playing a part of the lane that force me to move or change ball.
5. If you had one piece of advice for bowlers trying to elevate their game to a higher level, what would it be? Try to get a good coach and go bowl a lot, learn the about lane patterns and bowling balls. Bowl against the best!!
6. How do you block out distractions around you during tournament play? I try to only focus on my next shot, thats the only shot i can do anything about!! I don’t like to look at to many other bowlers or the scores.
7. What is one valuable life lesson that you learned while on the PBA Tour that you believe would benefit the most people? Pay respect to the game and the other bowlers, then thay will respect you. Always be open minded, there is a lot to learn out there!
8. Are there any particular songs or band that you listen to before you bowl to help you get pumped? Not really, I don’t listen to much music before i bowl. I do like to lsiten to music in the car on the way to the bowl and then it’s rock bands like Metallica, Nickelback, Iron Maiden, Volbeat and AC/DC.
9. If you got to choose a superhero ability, what would it be? Well I guess many of us would like to not have to stand in all the lines at the airport so be able to fly would be great.
10. What or who got you started in the sport of bowling? My dad played and he took me to the bowl. I started when I was around 10 years old and for 5-6 years I also played soccer and some other sports. From 16-17 I’ve been bowling more and more.
3/12/2014: A Rash, Belmonte Showdown Brewing in Kuwait
10/14/2013: Europe Over USA at Weber Cup