Ten teams protected up to three players during “Managers Saves” broadcast via PBA Facebook livestream on January 11


New York, NY – PBA League Team Managers announced saved players for their 2022 rosters during a special Managers Saves broadcast via Facebook livestream on January 11.

Unprotected players go back into the draft pool and will be available on Draft Day with the top 75 players in 2022 season competition points. Draft Day will take place on April 3 with players being selected by team managers in the reverse order of how they finished in 2020.

Here are the players each team saved and dropped:

New York City KingPins
Saved: Pete Weber, Darren Tang, Marshall Kent
Dropped: Kyle Sherman, Osku Palermaa

Snickers Waco Wonder
Saved: Walter Ray Williams Jr., BJ Moore, Thomas Larsen
Dropped: Brad Angelo, Rhino Page

Silver Lake Atom Splitters
Saved: Jesper Svensson, Tom Daugherty, Chris Via
Dropped: Chris Barnes, AJ Chapman

L.A. X
Saved: Jason Belmonte, Jakob Butturff, Stu Williams
Dropped: Patrick Girard, Anthony Lavery-Spahr

Motown Muscle
Saved: EJ Tackett, Anthony Simonsen
Dropped: Josh Blanchard, Mitch Hupe, Matt McNiel

Guaranteed Rate Chicago Hitmen
Saved: Dom Barrett, Tom Smallwood, Shawn Maldonado
Dropped: Jason Sterner, Matt Ogle

PBR Milwaukee Pounders
Saved: Sean Rash, Ryan Ciminelli, Dick Allen
Dropped: Christopher Sloan, Zeke Bayt

Dallas Strikers
Saved: Norm Duke, Tommy Jones, Bill O'Neill
Dropped: Brad Miller, Nick Pate

Las Vegas High Rollers
Saved: Francois Lavoie, Andrew Anderson, AJ Johnson
Dropped: Richie Teece, Ildemaro Ruiz

Portland Lumberjacks
Saved: Wes Malott, Kyle Troup, Kris Prather
Dropped: Martin Larsen, Packy Hanrahan

The PBA League’s ninth season of competition will return to FOX Sports’ FS1 in July. The Portland Lumberjacks are the two-time defending champions of the PBA League, which will also include fan-favorite individual TV events, the PBA Strike Derby and PBA League All Star Clash. Dates/times below.

PBA League Anthony Division Finals – Wednesday, July 6, 8 p.m. ET on FS1 (LIVE)
PBA League Carter Division Finals – Thursday, July 7, 8 p.m. ET on FS1 (LIVE)
PBA League Elias Cup Finals – Sunday, July 10, 1 p.m. ET on FS1 (LIVE)
PBA League Strike Derby – Saturday, July 16, 1 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA League All Star Clash – Sunday, July 17, 1:30 p.m. ET on FS1

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