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Michael Machuga Back to list »

2008-09 Rank: 35
Exempt Thru: 2009-10
Career PBA 300 Games: 18
Earned Exemption: 2008-2009 title winner

Personal: Pronounced muh-CHOO-ga...Nickname is "Choogs"…Attended the University of Nebraska where he earned Collegiate All-American honors twice…Has three older sisters, twins Shelly and Carrie, and Laurie… Lists Walter Ray Williams Jr. as his toughest opponent…Enjoys golf and fishing in his spare time…First job was as a pinchaser…Got started in bowling in a bowling center his grandparents owned until he was 14...His shirts have his late grandmother's initials embroidered on them…Won the Bowlers Journal Doubles (1997, 2000), four mega-buck sweeper titles and five World Team Challenge titles…Known for his "Machuga Flop" which he sometimes performs during pro-ams…Also performed the stunt after winning his first title in 2005 Greater Omaha Classic.

2008-09: Won the Chameleon Championship in his only TV appearance for his second career title…Cashed in all 17 events entered and made match play six times…Averaged 212.41 (53rd)…Earned $56,400 (24th).

Career: Won his first title in 2005 Greater Omaha Classic in Council Bluffs, Iowa, defeating Bill O’Neill, 256-245…First win came after finishing second three times in his first 81 events…Made a career-high $103,980 in 2005-06…Has a 10-9 record in 10 TV appearances with a 209.53 average…Owns one PBA Regional title.

Career Standard Titles (2): 2005-06 - Council Bluffs, Iowa; 2008-09 – Taylor, Mich.

Michael Machuga
Erie, Pa.
Bowls:
Right
Joined PBA:
2001
DOB:
4/22/1976
Titles:
2
Career Earnings:
$519,451
Season Events Cashes Match Play TV Finals Titles Avg Earnings
2009-2010 17 15 8 3 0 214.49 $46,690.00
2008-2009 17 17 6 1 1 212.41 $56,400.00
2007-2008 20 20 13 0 0 217.47 $46,545.00
2006-2007 20 19 10 2 0 216.21 $53,362.00
2005-2006 21 21 14 2 1 220.64 $103,980.00
2004-2005 20 20 16 2 0 219.27 $83,352.00
2003-2004 19 10 8 2 0 217.26 $48,942.00
2002-2003 18 13 8 1 0 215.36 $36,780.00
2001-2002 19 12 7 1 0 209.98 $43,400.00
Totals 171 147 90 14 2 - $519,451.00

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