Tish Johnson


Tish began bowling when she was only six years old and won the 1980 Albert E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow Award as the sport's most "Promising Female Newcomer". Two years later, she had the high average in the WIBC National Tournament with 224.

One of the most popular women in professional bowling, Tish Johnson was recognized for her unique delivery and extraordinary talent. She has established a reputation as the "Iron Woman" of the women's tour competing in a record 236 consecutive tournaments, until the end of the PWBA Tour in 2002.

Johnson was twice named Player of the Year by the Professional Women's Bowling Association. She was the third professional bowler ever to bank more than $1 million in career earnings. In 1996, Johnson became the first woman ever to win a "megabucks" tournament, when she placed first in the Super Hoinke Classic.

Tish is a member of the PWBA and WIBC Hall of Fame.


  • 25 PWBA National titles including 1 major title (1-US Women's Open)
  • Tied for fourth all-time in PWBA career titles
  • Inducted into the following Halls of Fame; USBC Hall of Fame in 2002, PWBA Hall of Fame in 1998
  • Has more than $1 million in career earnings
  • 1-Megabuck Tournament Championship; 1996 Super Hoinke Classic winner

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