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Ryan Shafer Talks PBA Bowling Future

Horsheads native excited for days ahead

CORNING, N.Y. (18 SPORTS) - The most decorated PBA Bowling Pro from the Twin Tiers has a big opportunity.

Horseheads native, Ryan Shafer, the 1987 PBA Tour Rookie of The Year and a bowler who was ranked number one in the world at points of his career, tells 18 Sports what's next for his foreseeable future. At a recent charity fundraiser in honor of his late wife, Michelle, Shafer gives us a glimpse at his upcoming schedule.

Plus, what's perhaps even more special for Shafer, is the major move by the tour being televised on Fox Sports. The tour will see its events change television networks after a long run on ESPN. Shafer would nothing more than to make a new mark on a new network.

With a storied run that spans 32-years, Shafer has racked up five national titles and 56 TV appearances with 30 PBA regional titles. Shafer was named Bowling Digest's Player of The Year in 2000, a two-time Steve Nagy Sportsmanship winner and a three-time PBA East Region Player of The Year.

Shafer even holds the record for most consecutive strikes on TV with 18. Hear from Shafer on the excitement of the next big move on the tour.


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