The Above 180.com Bowling Podcast is a bowling podcast designed to help you improve your bowling game. Tim Burg covers a wide variety of topics, including coaching tips, finding the proper pro shop, equipment layouts, and all the latest ball reviews.
This week we catch up with former San Jose State University bowler Darren Tang. Tang talks about team trials for him and advice he has for other athletes. Darren chats about his first few years on tour and how reality hit him and shares his opinion on the heading to college vs jumping right into the PBA Tour.
This week we catch up with Stephanie Zavala to discuss her 2022 PWBA season. Stephanie talks about winning her first major and her wide range of emotions the day of the tournament. We hear about what life is like on the road for her and her advice for ladies new on tour.
This week we chat with the reining PWBA Rookie of the Year, Olivia Farwell. Farwell talks about her tour season and what winning the award means to her. We also discuss her time bowling in college at Duquesne, and what advice she has for high school bowlers when it comes to picking a college. We end discussing what is on the horizon for Olivia and what it meant to her to win one particular award during her collegiate career.
This week I catch up with Anthony Thompson who along with his wife purchased Country Bowl in Redding CA earlier this year. We discuss why they thought this was the right time to jump in the bowling industry and some of the biggest surprises they have dealt with so far. Thompson talks about bowling in Redding and what he is doing to draw customers into the bowl.
This week we catch up with former Webber International standout Nate Garcia to talk about his new position with Lincoln Memorial University. Garcia talks about why this is the right fit for him and how coaching has always been something he has been interested in after graduating. Nate shares how he is going to balance his PBA Tour goals his new gig.
This week we catch up with the latest USBC Open Championship Eagle's winners Kyle Krol and Kyle Damon. The pair talks about the their mindset as the pressure built while bowling and what winning the Eagle means to each of them. The pair shares their reaction to the pattern and Kyol talks about his college bowling experience at St Ambrose University. They also share advice for a high school athlete looking to bowl in college.
This week I catch up with Alex George, who rolled an 848 series at the USBC OC in Las Vegas. We discuss his game plan heading into doubles and singles and how his crew broke the pair down. Alex discusses what winning an Eagle would mean to him and just how much he will be paying attention to the scoreboard. We end our time discussing this years' pattern and what he thinks the future holds for upcoming USBC Open Championships.
This week we catch up with West Texas A&M University Head Coach Mark Scroggins and his brother Mike. We discuss the recruiting trip they are on and what he looks for when recruiting bowlers. We discuss with Mike the way the PBA is evolving along with the creation of the left-handed USBC Open Championships teams.
This week we chat with McKendree University standout Hope Gramly. Gramly talks about her making the USBC Queens show. She discusses her future plans and has advice for bowlers She also has advice for young bowlers growing through growth spurts.
This week we chat with Mount Mercy University Assistant Coach & WSU Shocker Sydney Brummett. Brummett discusses her start to the PWBA Tour Season and what she is taking away from each stop. We also chat about her coaching the guys at Mount Mercy and how she is able to relate to the guys on the team.
This week we catch up with former University of Wisconsin Whitewater Head Coach Shawn Wochner. Wochner joins us to discuss his 2022 season and men's team winning the 2022 ITC's. Shawn talks about the keys to his team winning and why this is the right time for him to step away from the team. We end our time discussing different coaching styles and what his plans are moving forward.
This week we catch up with PWBA star Verity Crawley. Crawley bowled in college at Webber International University. We discuss her preparation for the tour this year and what equipment she is planning on using. Verity also shares how she uses social media and how her practice sessions have evolved.
This week I catch up with PBA Tour bowler Jason Sterner and health, fitness and PWBA bowler Heather D'Errico. We discuss Jason's three months on tour, what went right, and what big change he made with the nudging of his roommate. Heather discusses ways bowlers can maintain a healthy eating while on the road. Jason also shares how much he paid attention to the drama regarding which bowling equipment in March. For more on Heather and to book a session with her check out her website.
This week we catch up with William Penn University Head Coach Cameron Foster. Foster discusses his trip last month to bowl The Masters in Las Vegas and what went right for him that week. We also discuss preparing for the ITC's and what his team works on preparing for an event.
This week I catch up with Ronnie Sparks Jr. to discuss his team setting the Team All-Events Record at the USBC Open Championships in Las Vegas. Ronnie talks about his teams' mindset after team event and heading into doubles and singles. We discuss the equipment his crew used and what it would mean to him to win another Eagle should their score hold up. We chat about the Bowlers Journal as well and if urethane is in play this year.
This week we catch up with former St. Ambrose University star Brent Boho. Brent shares what went right for him at the USBC Masters and how he is using his college bowling experience on tour. Boho shares some advice for high school bowlers looking to bowl in college and the big differences in bowling in college to the PBA.
This week I catch up with four-time USBC Open Championship Champion, Matt McNiel to discuss his 2022 USBC OC experience. Matt talks about his team's game plan heading into the event. We chat about his thoughts on the pattern this year and what type of equipment he feels is best suited the the tournament this year.
This week I catch up with the Head Coach of both teams at SCAD, Katie Thornton. We discuss her women's team win at the NAIA and what really came together for the team. Thornton shares her coaching philosophy and what high school bowlers should be focusing on if they want to bowl in college. We end our time discussing the ITC's set to take place next month and how both teams are preparing.
This week we catch up with Dr. Dean Hinitz to discuss the mental side of bowling. Dr Dean discusses how a bowlers mental game evolves over time and how he believes a bowler should handle distractions. We also talk about how a bowler can learn from failure and what younger needs to avoid if he wants to take his mental game to the next level.
This week we catch up with USBC Communications Manager Aaron Smith to preview the upcoming collegiate bowling post-season. Smith sets the scene for Intercollegiate Team Championships and highlights some of the teams we should be watching. We also talk about Wichita State University, and what it will take for them to repeat on the men's side. Smith ends discussing covering the college bowling scene during the coronavirus.
This week I catch up with Former Nebraska and Silver-Certified Coach Lindsey Boomershine. Boomershine shares some tips as tournament time approaches. We also hear things that Boomershine does before practice begins to warm up. Lindsey talks about a great deal that H5G is running for PBA members. We end our time discussing some of the great new equipment Boomershine plans to use in upcoming tournaments & the PWBA Tour.
Alec is a junior at Wichita State and is on Junior Team USA. Alec shares a little bit about his background and why he chose to WSU. We also discuss his mental game and some things he has improved on since his time bowling in college. Keplinger ends our time discussing the teams recent win at the Hoosier and how they are approaching the post season.
This week we catch up with St. Ambrose University Junior Cameron Crowe. Crowe talks about the success his team is having and how he is coming back off an injury. Cameron shares his thoughts on passing along his knowledge to the underclassman and his time on Junior Team USA.
This week we catch up with PWBA star and former WSU Shocker Clara Guerrero. Guerrero shares the story of how she became a Shocker and discusses her major title win in Green Bay. We also talk about her mindset in singles competition vs team competition.
This week we catch up with former WSU Shocker Wesley Low. Low discusses his mindset heading into the U.S Open this week and what led to his great opening PBA event. We chat about his goals for the 2022 PBA Season and his connection with Jake Peters as they roomed together.
This week we chat with collegiate bowler Chloe Skurzynski. Skurzynski is a junior at Stephen F. Austin. She talks about her bowling at Team USA Trials and how she was able to put it all together and make Team USA. We also discuss her transferring schools and what led to that decision.
This week we catch up with former Robert Morris Collegiate Bowler Trent Mitchell. Mitchell talks about his preparation and mindset heading into the Team USA Trials in Las Vegas. He discusses his week in Vegas and his mindset heading bowling on each pattern.
This week we catch up with Mount Mercy University Head Coach Andy Diercks. Diercks recaps the first half of their season and how he plans to keep his team motivated. We chat about some drills he does during practice to put pressure on the team, and what he believes is a good timeline for high school parents if their child is looking to bowl in college.
We end 2021 by catching up with former University of Nebraska standout GG Mason. Mason talks about her choice of bowling at Nebraska and what high school players should be looking for when they chose a college. We also talk about her bowling for Team USA and when we can expect to see Mason next competing.
This week we chat with Lincoln Memorial Director of Bowling Torrie Bartalone. Bartalone talks how she got her start in coaching and talks about how her school is dealing with the pandemic. Bartalone also has some great advice for both high school athletes and parents.
This week I chat with Vernon Peterson about the 2021 bowling balls that were released. Peterson is a Silver-Certified USBC Coach and Bowlers Journal International Ball Reviewer. Vernon also shares his perspective on what helps a ball to stand the test of time and his thoughts on drilling layouts. Check out High5 Gear for all your bowling jersey needs, do not forget to mention promo code “Above180” for $20 off your order. Also if ordering a a staff jersey use code "H5GSTAFF" for $20 off your order. Also visit Bowling This Month Online for great tips on how to help your game.
This week we catch up with Gordon Vadakin. Coach V retired from his coaching gig at Wichita State in 2019. Coach talks the evolution of the program and what advice he has for new programs. He also discusses coaching during the pandemic and the challenges that coaches now are dealing with weekly.
This week we catch up with PWBA Star and USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard. CDB discusses her and her daughter, Alyssa's search for a college. We hear about when they began the search for a college and what Alyssa is looking for regarding a college. CDB shares the colleges that Alyssa has narrowed it down to as well.
This week we catch up with Grand Canyon University Head Coach Ben Canfield. Canfield discusses his growth as coach and how he was able to transition from a bowler at ASU to his current coaching role. Ben talks about his teams what went right for the teams in San Jose and how they are approaching the season.
This week we catch up with Head Coach at St. Xavier University Michael Kay. Kay talks about his teams' early season win and how he hopes to continue to build on the program. We discuss recruiting in the Chicagoland area how he approaches the mental game. We talk about how he coaches the men and women different if he does and his goals for the teams.
This week we catch up with reining PWBA Player of the Year Bryanna Cote'. Cote' shares her thought on winning the award and how she handles looking back at wins and losses. Bryanna shares her plans moving for the next few months as the PWBA Tour doesn't start up until 2022.
This week we catch up PWBA Tour Championship winner Shannon Pluhowsky. Pluhowsky joins us to put into words that win in Reno and her mindset heading into the semi-final match. Shannon talks about her decision to step away from her role with the University of Nebraska as an assistant coach and if she will consider coaching again. We end discussing her love of coaching and how it helps her to give back to the sport.
This week I catch up with coaching great Mark Baker. Baker joins me to share tips for how to break out of a slump and how a slump is different based on a bowlers skill level. We also talk about how he has evolved as a coach and why he is a fan of coaching two-handed players.
This week we catch up former Vandy bowling standout Maria Bulanova. Bulanova discusses her time bowling in college and what lead her to bowling for Vanderbilt University. We also talk about her roll with the St. Francis College Brooklyn Women's Bowling team.
This week we catch up with former Nebraska Bowler Julia Bond. Bond was recently named an assistant coach with the team. Julia discusses her PWBA season to date and what clicked for her this year. We also chat about Lincoln Nebraska and what drew her back.
This week we catch up with Mercy Hurst University Head Coach Mike Machuga. Machuga discusses beginning the program and where he thought it would be vs where the program is now and how he is learning as a coach. Mike talks about he handles sharing all of his bowling knowledge and his tournament coming up this weekend. Machuga ends our time together discussing the meaning of a video on Facebook he posted of his brother-in-law shooting 300.
This week we catch up with first year head coach at Carroll University Courtney Ermisch. Ermisch bowled at Robert Morris where she won two national titles. Ermisch talks about starting the program at Carroll and some of her first objectives as coach. We also discuss her time as a player and how she is able to use that experience when coaching the ladies.
This week I catch up with PWBA star Danielle McEwan to discuss her 2021 season. McEwan also discusses dealing with an injury the first time in her career and why she continued to bowl while hurt. We also talk about the final PWBA event and what she looks for in a coach.
This week we catch up PBA Star Chris Barnes. Barnes talks about his recent trip to Storm HQ to work on a few things and how his practice sessions have changed throughout the years. Chris also has some advice for parents when it comes to watching their kids bowl and what went through his mind when he was bowling for big paydays.
This week we catch up with Josie Barnes to talk about her U.S. Open win. Barnes is the head coach at Vanderbilt University, where she also bowled. We chat about her mindset heading into the final match and how she was able to stay in the moment in the championship match.
This week I chat with former collegiate standout Taylor Bailey about her PWBA Regional title and life on the PWBA Tour. Taylor talks about how she plans to build on her win in Texas. We also discuss her new coaching position at Arkansas State and how her game changed in college. --
This week we catch up with the latest winner on the PBA Tour Matt Russo. We discuss his win in Jonesboro and look ahead to the the next event in Coldwater Ohio. Russo also discusses his time bowling in college and has advice for high school kids. We also discuss what he learned in 2020.
This week we catch up with Mount Saint Mary's Head Coach Kenneth DeGraaf. We discuss his responsibilities as a coach over the summer and how he approaches the recruiting process. We also chat about the changes made over the past year due to the pandemic and which of those changes he may implement even after the pandemic. DeGraaf also shares his thoughts college athletes being paid and what that means to his athletes.
This week we catch up with Kegel's John Janowitz to discuss his thoughts on Junior Gold and the recently released USBC OC oil patterns. JJ also shares what he believes players heading into college need to work on to impress their coach.
This week on the Storm Collegiate Spotlight Podcast we chat with Heather D'Errico. Heather D'Errico and Johnny Di Santis launched the Bowling Sports Performance Institute and Heather is the founder of Bowl Fit. We chat with Heather about fitness and bowling, and how to eat well on the road. Heather also discusses a few common misconceptions regarding weight training and what she is doing to prepare for upcoming tournaments.
This week I catch up with PBA Star Sean Rash to discuss his outstanding performance at the USBC OC this week. Sean discusses why he believes he bowls well at South Point and his reaction to folks who say pros should not bowl the Open Championship. We also chat about what amateurs do to sabotage there trip to the USBC OC, and what changes he is seeing in Kyle Troup's game.