Michael Machuga

Erie, Pa.

Home Center: Rolling Meadow Lanes (Erie, PA)

Age 40 - 4/22/1976

Career PBA 300 Games: 23

Michael Machuga
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Bowls
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Joined
2001
Titles*
2
Tour Earnings
$599,381.00
Total Earnings
$607,491.17

Personal: Pronounced muh-CHOO-ga...Nickname is Choogs…Attended the University of Nebraska where he earned Collegiate All-American honors twice…Has three older sisters, twins Shelly and Carrie, and Laurie… Lists Walter Ray Williams Jr. as his toughest opponent…Enjoys golf and fishing in his spare time…First job was as a pinchaser…Got started in bowling in a bowling center his grandparents owned until he was 14...His shirts include his late grandmother's initials as a tribute…Won the Bowlers Journal Doubles (1997, 2000), four mega-buck sweeper titles and five World Team Challenge titles as an amateur…Known for his Machuga Flop which he sometimes performs during pro-ams…Also performed the stunt after winning his first title in 2005 Greater Omaha Classic.

2010-11: Had season high 15th place finish in Tournament of Champions...Ranked 28th in earnings ($26,834) and 57th in average (212.67).

Career: Won his first title in 2005 Greater Omaha Classic in Council Bluffs, Iowa, defeating Bill O’Neill, 256-245…First win came after finishing second three times in his first 81 events…Made a career-high $103,980 in 2005-06…Owns one PBA Regional title...Made three TV appearances which included a second –place in the Earl Anthony Memorial Classic and fifth-place finishes in the Pepsi Red, White and Blue Championship and the GEICO Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship in 2009-10.

Career Statistics

Season* Events Cashes Match Play CRA Titles Avg Earnings
2014 2 1 1 0 0 215.96 $15,300.00
2012-2013 21 12 5 0 0 217.92 $31,235.00
2011-2012 12 3 1 0 0 216.08 $7,045.00
2010-2011 12 5 1 0 0 212.67 $26,350.00
2009-2010 17 15 8 3 0 214.49 $46,690.00
2008-2009 17 17 6 1 1 212.41 $56,400.00
2007-2008 20 20 13 0 0 217.47 $46,545.00
2006-2007 20 19 10 2 0 216.21 $53,362.00
2005-2006 21 21 14 2 1 220.64 $103,980.00
2004-2005 season 20 20 16 2 0 219.27 $83,352.00
2003-2004 season 19 10 8 2 0 217.26 $48,942.00
2002-2003 season 18 13 8 1 0 215.36 $36,780.00
2001-2002 season 19 12 7 1 0 209.98 $43,400.00

*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 (2)

2005-06 - Council Bluffs, Iowa
2008-09 – Taylor, Mich.

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