Ryan Ciminelli

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Ryan Ciminelli
Born Ryan Ciminelli
(1986-03-07) March 7, 1986 (age 28)
Cheektowaga, NY
Other names The Ryan Express
Occupation Ten-pin bowler
Years active 2007–present

Ryan Ciminelli (born March 7, 1986) is a left-handed ten-pin bowler from Cheektowaga, New York. Since 2007, he has competed on the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour and he has won two PBA Tour titles.

Ciminelli on the PBA Tour[edit]

Ciminelli joined the PBA in 2007. As of 2013, has earned over $250,000 on Tour and has won two titles. His first title came at the 2011 Earl Anthony Memorial Classic. He has finished 2nd in the 2012 Tournament of Champions losing in the final match against Sean Rash, 239-205.[1] He has been given the nickname "The Ryan Express", which he was called in the 2012 Tournament of Champions TV introductions. He has bowled 7 perfect 300 games in PBA events.

On November 3, 2013 (broadcast December 15, 2013), Ciminelli rose from the #3 seed and bested #1 seed Dom "The Dominator" Barrett, 258-203, in the title match at the PBA Chameleon Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada. The odds were on Ciminelli's side today, and he took home $20,000 in prize money with the victory.[2] With the ESPN telecast streaming into thousands of homes and bars nationwide, Ciminelli wowed viewers with a focus and drive that overwhelmed the three right-handed bowlers in the TV finals. Celebrating the victory, Ciminelli kissed his bride-to-be, Chelsie, and then handed the trophy to his father, Angelo.


  1. ^ ToC Tournament Results at www.pba.com [1]
  2. ^ Inspired Ryan Ciminelli Wins PBA Chameleon Championship for Second Tour Title Vint, Bill at pba.com on 15 November 2013.

External links[edit]

PBA profile