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    Wichita, Kansas
  • Birth Date
    6/1/1964
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Rick Steelsmith

Biography

Rick is currently the Head Teaching Professional for Joma Bowling Company. He is USBC Silver Certified and YES Bowling National Level Coach.

He enjoys the game of golf.  Favorite restaurant is PF Changs and his favorite music to listen to is classic rock.

Rick became the first-ever bowler to shoot a perfect game in FIQ Tournament history on his way to becoming the Individual and Team All Events Champion, while finishing second in Singles.  Was a touring pro on the PBA National Tour for twenty years spanning 1998 to 2007.

Steelsmith was inducted into the NJCAA Collegiate Bowling, Greater Wichita Bowling Association and Kansas State Men's Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1998, 1998 and 2001 - respectively.

 

Accomplishments

Amateur

  • 1986 Bowlers Journal Amateur All American Team 
  • 1987 Bowlers Journal Amateur Bowler of the Year 
  • 1987 Bowling Digest Bowler of the Year 
  • 1987 Bowling Magazine 1st Team All American
  • 1987 World Bowling Writers Bowler of the Year

USBC (Formerly ABC) 

  • 1987 Team USA Member 
  • 1987 FIQ World Championships Helsinki, Finland
  • 1988 ABC Open Championships Jacksonville, FL (Gold Medals-2, Silver Medal, Bronze Medals-2)

 PBA 

  • 1988 PBA Rookie of the Year 
  • 1st    1987 ABC Masters Champion
  • 1st    1991 PBA Touring Players/Senior Champion (Doubles)
  • 1st    1997 PBA World Championships Champion 
  • 1998 PBA Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award Recipient 
  • 1997/2000 Japan Cup Participant Tokyo, Japan