Chris Via

Age: 31

On Tour Since: 2017

Hometown: Springfield, Ohio

Style: 2 Handed

Native of Springfield, OH where I have been bowling since the age of 1. Introduced to bowling at such a young age by coming from such a big bowling family. I bowled Saturday morning leagues with my older sister until the age of 12 when I decided to take a break from bowling and pursue traveling basketball. At the age of 15, I was asked to fill a spot on a team and I fell in love with bowling all over again. A few years later I began traveling and bowling JTBA tournaments, expanding my game in hopes to receive a college scholarship. I attended Notre Dame College in Cleveland, OH where I bowled for 4 years, and coached for 1. After receiving my degree in Accounting, I started chasing my dream of being on the PBA Tour. My dream came true when I joined the tour in June of 2017. I now am a co-owner of TV Bowling Supply with PBA Member Michael Tang in Columbus, Ohio.

Career Highlights

PBA Majors

2021 - US Open, Reno, NV

Other Achievments

2011 - USBC Youth Open Team event

2011, 2012 - Two-time member of Junior Team USA

2012 - Won gold (team) and silver (Masters) medals at WTBA World Youth Championships

2016 - Won 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship

2016, 2017, 2018, 2022 - Member of Team USA

2021 - Bowled 30th and 32nd televised 300 games in PBA history

Third player to bowl multiple televised 300 games

First player to bowl multiple televised 300 games in the same season

2021 - Won USBC Open Championships Regular All-Events

Owns three gold and four silver medals in Team USA competition