Ryan Shafer

Horseheads, N.Y.

Home Center: Rossi Lanes (Elmira, NY)

Age 50 - 8/18/1966

Career PBA 300 Games: 56

Ryan  Shafer
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Bowls
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Joined
1986
Titles*
5
Tour Earnings
$1,587,595.00
Total Earnings
$1,703,419.50

Personal: Resides in Horseheads,N.Y...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...Was diagnosed with diabetes at age 19 but has competed on Tour with the disease his entire career. Is a spokesperson for Animas Corp. which makes insulin pumps.

2016: Finished 13th in DHC Japan Invitational and 17th in Barbasol PBA Players Championship.

Career: In 2015 son Gene Carter Pro Shop Classic for fifth PBA Tour title and first in nearly 12 years. Defeated Marshall Kent 255-144 in championship match...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 14 times...Has finished runner-up five times in PBA majors, 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…In 2010-11 had three top-10 finishes including fourth in U.S. Open...In 2012-13 received second Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award...Owns 27 PBA regional titles.

Career Statistics

Season* Events Cashes Match Play CRA Titles Avg Earnings
2016 17 7 3 0 0 217.69 $16,505.00
2015 18 7 2 0 1 215.37 $29,080.00
2014 11 6 3 0 0 214.98 $44,470.00
2012-2013 22 13 6 0 0 214.24 $23,485.00
2011-2012 14 11 4 2 0 218.75 $54,935.00
2010-2011 12 7 3 1 0 215.47 $30,870.00
2009-2010 19 16 10 1 0 216.61 $44,620.00
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 season 21 21 16 1 0 217.43 $78,200.00
2003-2004 season 21 12 11 4 1 219.29 $95,080.00
2002-2003 season 21 15 14 4 0 222.19 $98,490.00
2001-2002 season 30 24 20 4 1 217.83 $132,200.00
2000 season 19 13 11 11 2 219.02 $123,600.00
1999 season 24 21 15 2 0 224.26 $60,045.00
1998 season 25 20 15 3 0 0.00 $69,005.00
1997 season 26 16 11 2 0 0.00 $57,995.00
1996 season 26 14 9 0 0 0.00 $29,120.00
1995 season 24 15 5 1 0 0.00 $43,142.00
1994 season 22 9 4 0 0 0.00 $14,680.00
1993 season 21 5 3 1 0 0.00 $14,920.00
1992 season 20 14 4 2 0 0.00 $30,750.00
1991 season 26 16 6 0 0 0.00 $23,185.00
1990 season 24 14 6 0 0 0.00 $27,445.00
1989 season 17 5 2 0 0 0.00 $6,450.00
1988 season 29 8 5 1 0 0.00 $41,290.00
1987 season 22 10 5 0 0 0.00 $18,863.00
1986 season 2 1 1 1 0 0.00 $9,460.00

*Note: Statistics will be updated for each tournament after it airs on television. Click here for the PBA Tour TV schedule.

Titles and Achievements

Career Standard Titles (5)

2000 - Las Vegas, Nev.
Wichita, Kan.
2001-02 - Las Vegas, Nev.
2003-04 - Latham, N.Y.
2015 - Middletown, Del.

Awards:
PBA Rookie of the Year (1987)
...Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award (2008-09, 2012-13)
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