July 10, 1983
San Diego, California
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. He helped the Jayhawks win the school's first-ever Intercollegiate Bowling Championship in 2004, and was named the MVP of the championships.
Page has won four PBA titles, including 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:
- Best PBA bowler that has an animal in his name. (RHINO)
- 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, Michigan, 268-246, over Tour rookie Ryan Ciminelli. This was his third PBA title to date. He finished runner-up in the 2008-09 Tournament of Champions, losing 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.
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.
On November 9, 2012 Page was the first player selected by the new PBA League.
Through the end of the 2016 season, he had totaled 14 perfect 300 games in PBA events and had cashed over $570,000 in winnings. He also owns six PBA Regional titles.
After suffering injuries in 2014, appearing in only 11 events that season with little success, Page returned to prominence in the 2015 PBA season, earning the #1 seed in the prestigious Barbasol Tournament of Champions. He was defeated in the final match, however, by reigning TOC champion Jason Belmonte, 232-214. He also made the TV finals for the 2015 PBA World Championship, but was knocked out in the opening match by Scott Norton.
Rhino 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 fourth PBA title. Page was honored as the 2016 PBA Tony Reyes Community Service Award recipient for his charitable work. He has run the Rhino Page "Strike Out Crohns and Colitis" fund-raiser for the past eight years, raising over $225,000 to fight these debilitating intestinal diseases.
- 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.)
- Vint, Bill. "Rhino Page Makes Big Shots to Win PBA Experience Showdown in Arlington." Article at www.pba.com on April 11, 2010.
- "Allen Tops Malott in DYDO Japan Cup 2009 Finals." Article at www.pba.com, April 25, 2009.
- Vint, Bill (February 15, 2015). "Belmonte Repeats as Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions Winner; Rash Rolls Historic 300 Game". pba.com. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
- Vint, Bill (December 17, 2015). "Memphis' Gary Faulkner Jr. Wins First Title in Rolltech PBA World Championship". Retrieved January 8, 2016.
- 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.
- Vint, Bill (February 5, 2016). "Tackett Wins GEICO Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year Award; Canada's Lavoie Named Rookie of the Year". Retrieved February 7, 2016.