Chris Loschetter

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Chris Loschetter
Born
Chris Loshetter

(1980-05-24) May 24, 1980 (age 38)
OccupationTen-pin bowler
Years active2003–present
Spouse(s)Erin Loschetter

Chris Loschetter (born May 24, 1980[1]) is an American professional bowler from Florida, currently on the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour. Chris attended Florida State University, and was on the bowling team there in the 2002–03 and 2003–04 seasons.[2] He was part of the Junior Team USA from 2000–2001.[3] Since 2003 he has been a member of the PBA Tour.[4] He spent several years on the pro staff for Brunswick[5] before becoming a "free agent" in 2013. As of the 2018 season, he is on the pro staff for Motiv bowling balls and Vise Grips.

History on the PBA Tour[edit]

Chris joined the PBA Tour in 2003. He holds 15 PBA Regional titles. He has 24 career PBA certified perfect games, and his highest certified series is an 847. His PBA Tour earnings through the 2017 season are $632,720.

His best year on Tour to date was the 2007–08 season, in which he cashed in 20 events, made match play 14 times, made two TV finals appearances, finished 8th in PBA Tour points, and collected $84,776 in earnings.

Second place[edit]

From 2003 to 2012, Loschetter made it to the title match on four occasions, losing all four times as opponents averaged 260.5 against him. He was denied his first major title when he was defeated by Patrick Allen in the final match of the 2004–05 PBA World Championship, 235–210. One of the closest times he came to winning was in 2008 at the Pepsi Championship, when he was the #1 seed going into the title match but got beat by fellow Brunswick pro staff member Brad Angelo, 256–215.[6]

First PBA Tour title[edit]

On June 1, 2013, Chris ended a title drought of nine years and 153 events on the Tour by winning the Lucas Oil PBA Wolf Open in Wauwatosa, WI. As the #1 qualifier for the event, he only had to bowl one game in the televised final, in which he defeated four-time PBA titleist Bill O'Neill, 264–231.[7] At the time, Chris had the third-longest active streak of PBA events (behind Joe Ciccone and Nathan Bohr) without a win.

Additional accomplishments[edit]

Chris won the 2011 Kuwait Open, which at the time did not count as a PBA title. He also owns two European Bowling Tour (EBT) titles. Chris was a member of the 'Merica Rooster Illusion team, which won the PBA Team Challenge title in Las Vegas on November 1, 2016. This counted as his second PBA Tour title.[8]

Loschetter received the PBA's Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award for the 2017 season.[9]

Personal[edit]

Loschetter currently resides in Avon, Ohio with his wife Erin, who bowled collegiately at Central Missouri State.

Chris was diagnosed with testicular cancer in December, 2015. He had surgery, but the cancer returned in his abdomen in the summer of 2016. After further rounds of chemotherapy, he was declared clear in early October, 2016.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris Loschetter". PBA.com. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
  2. ^ [1] Archived September 2, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ [2][dead link]
  4. ^ [3] Archived February 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Chris Loschetter | Brunswick Bowling". Bowlwithbrunswick.com. 1980-05-24. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
  6. ^ Brioso, Cesar. "Daly: Night in jail misunderstanding." USA Today 11 November 2008. n. pag. Lexis Nexis. Web. 8 December 2010.
  7. ^ Loschetter's Nine-Year Quest Ends with Lucas Oil PBA Wolf Open Victory Schneider, Jerry at pba.com on June 18, 2013.
  8. ^ a b Vint, Bill (November 1, 2016). "'Merica Rooster Illusion Uses Closing-Game Strike Barrage to Topple BFFs for PBA Team Challenge Title". pba.com. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  9. ^ Vint, Bill (January 17, 2018). "Tuesday Jason Belmonte Wins Fourth Player of the Year Award; Sanders, Loschetter, Ballard Also Win 2017 Honors". pba.com. Retrieved January 18, 2018.