Rhino Page

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Rhino Page
Born Ryan Page
(1983-07-10) July 10, 1983 (age 31)
San Diego, California
Occupation Ten-pin bowler
Years active 2007–present

Ryan "Rhino" Page (born July 10, 1983) is a left-handed bowler on the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour, and was the 2008 PBA Rookie of the Year. (See PBA Bowling Tour: 2007-08 season.) He is also a former U.S. Amateur champion, winning the event in 2005. A San Diego, California native, Page now resides in Dade City, Florida. Page attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

PBA accomplishments[edit]

Page has won three PBA titles, one in each of his first three years on tour. He began the 2007-08 season as a non-exempt bowler, meaning he had to bowl in the Tour Qualifying Round (TQR) every week just to make the starting field of 64 bowlers. He became the third player in PBA history to win a tournament out of the TQR when he won the Go RVing Classic in March, 2008. Along the way, he set a number PBA rookie records, including:

  • Most times qualifying for a tournament out of the TQR (12)
  • Most match play round appearances for a non-exempt bowler (9)
  • Most TV finals appearances when starting from the TQR (5)
  • First non-exempt bowler ever to make the TV finals in back-to-back weeks. (The feat was matched in the 2009-10 season by Ryan Ciminelli.)
  • Highest rookie season earnings of all time ($84,811)
  • Highest 7-game pinfall ever in the TQR (1,883 at the 2007-08 Lumber Liquidators Championship)

Page won the PBA Viper Championship on September 5, 2009 in Allen Park, Milwaukee, 268-246, over Tour rookie Ryan Ciminelli. This was his third PBA title to date. His best chance at a major title so far was in the 2008-09 Tournament of Champions, where he lost in the final match to friend and Tour roommate Patrick Allen, 267-263.

Page also won the PBA Experience Showdown in April 2010. This was a non-title special event featuring the five winners of the 2009-10 oil pattern championships.[1]

In the 2009 Dydo Japan Cup, Page made history by becoming the first bowler ever to roll a 300 game in the televised final round of this event. Although he did not go on to win the tournament, he earned a $100,000 bonus for the perfect game.[2] Through the end of the 2010-11 season, he has totaled 9 perfect 300 games in PBA events.

Amateur accomplishments[edit]

  • Member of Team USA since 2003
  • Member of Junior Team USA in 2001 and 2002
  • Won two gold medals (masters and singles) in the 2007 Pan American games
  • Won five medals in the 2007 American Zone Championships
  • Member of the 2004 Intercollegiate Bowling Championship team (University of Kansas)
  • Named 2004 Intercollegiate Bowling Championships MVP
  • Named first team All-American in 2004-05
  • Won the 2005 U.S. Amateur Championship
  • Represented Team USA at the 2008 FIQ Championships in Thailand. (This was the first year that professionals were allowed to participate in the FIQ event.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vint, Bill. "Rhino Page Makes Big Shots to Win PBA Experience Showdown in Arlington." Article at www.pba.com on April 11, 2010.
  2. ^ "Allen Tops Malott in DYDO Japan Cup 2009 Finals." Article at www.pba.com, April 25, 2009.

Other sources[edit]

  • Exempt Player bios at www.pba.com