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Ryan Shafer Back to list »

2008-09 Rank: 12
Exempt Thru: 2009-10
Career PBA 300 Games: 44
Earned Exemption: PBA Tour points list

Personal: Resides in Horseheads with wife
Michelle…One of the most superstitious pros on
Tour…Wears his clothes in the same order each
week…Has to have an eight or five in the serial
number of his bowling balls…Only picks the ball up
with his left hand…Favorite book is To Kill a
Mockingbird…N.Y. Yankees and Pittsburgh Steelers
fan…If he was not a professional bowler he would
like to be a lawyer or get his teaching degree…Was
valedictorian of his high school graduating class.

2008-09: Seven top-10 finishes with a
fourth in Dick Weber Open and a fifth in H&R Block
Tournament of Champions…Earned his first Steve
Nagy Sportsmanship Award…Cashed in all 21 events
entered and made match play a personal-best 19
times…Average 218.69 (17th)…Earned $60,320 (20th).

Career: Owns four PBA Tour titles…Was
selected PBA Rookie of the Year in 1987, but
didn’t win his first Tour title until the 2000
Orleans Casino Open in Las Vegas…Won his second
title later that season and finished with a
career-high 11 championship round appearances…Most
recent title came in the 2003 Empire State Open…
Has made the finals in major championships 11
times and has finished runner-up four times, both
PBA records for bowlers without a major title…
Rolled a nationally-televised 300 game in the
semifinal round of the 2007 Pepsi Championship,
defeating Jeff Carter, 300-228, before losing in
the title match to Norm Duke…Became the 30th PBA
member to reach the $1 million mark in career
earnings…Owns 14 PBA Regional titles.

Career Standard Titles (4): 2000 - Las
Vegas, Nev.; Wichita, Kan.; 2001-02 - Las Vegas,
Nev.; 2003-04 - Latham, N.Y.

Awards: PBA Rookie of the Year
(1987)...Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award (2009)

Ryan Shafer
Horseheads, N.Y.
Bowls:
Right
Joined PBA:
1986
DOB:
8/18/1966
Titles:
4
Career Earnings:
$1,386,250
Season Events Cashes Match Play TV Finals Titles Avg Earnings
2009-2010 18 15 9 1 0 216.30 $42,620.00
2008-2009 21 21 19 1 0 218.69 $60,320.00
2007-2008 20 19 14 3 0 216.12 $78,810.00
2006-2007 21 21 17 4 0 222.34 $92,880.00
2005-2006 21 20 13 3 0 217.99 $137,700.00
2004-2005 21 21 16 1 0 217.43 $78,200.00
2003-2004 21 12 11 4 1 219.29 $95,080.00
2002-2003 21 15 14 4 0 222.19 $98,490.00
2001-2002 30 24 20 4 1 217.83 $132,200.00
2000 19 13 11 11 2 219.02 $123,600.00
1999 24 21 15 2 0 224.26 $60,045.00
1998 25 20 15 3 0 0.00 $69,005.00
1997 26 16 11 2 0 0.00 $57,995.00
1996 26 14 9 0 0 0.00 $29,120.00
1995 24 15 5 1 0 0.00 $43,142.00
1994 22 9 4 0 0 0.00 $14,680.00
1993 21 5 3 1 0 0.00 $14,920.00
1992 20 14 4 2 0 0.00 $30,750.00
1991 26 16 6 0 0 0.00 $23,185.00
1990 24 14 6 0 0 0.00 $27,445.00
1989 17 5 2 0 0 0.00 $6,450.00
1988 29 8 5 1 0 0.00 $41,290.00
1987 22 10 5 0 0 0.00 $18,863.00
1986 2 1 1 1 0 0.00 $9,460.00
Totals 521 349 235 49 4 - $1,386,250.00

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