It was a true Cinderella story! In 2018, Matthew O’Grady had to enter the Tournament of Champions through the pre-tournament qualifier to claim a spot into the tournament. At the end of the week, he climbed the stepladder as the #5 seed on TV winning all four matches to earn his first PBA Tour Title and become a major champion.
The TOC returns to AMF Riviera Lanes this week in Fairlawn, Ohio. The first round begins Wednesday, February 6, and will be streamed live on FloBowling.
O’Grady recently extended his agreement with Storm Products signing a multi-year contract.
Before competition begins, get to know some fun facts about the defending TOC Champion:
One thing you can’t travel without: !Q Tour Pearl
If I had extra hours in the day I would: Learn new languages
Favorite Restaurant on the Road: Chipotle
One movie every person should watch is: Forest Gump
Favorite Holiday: Christmas, the holiday that brings family together
What’s your favorite bowling ball currently: PhysiX
How many bowling balls do you take from tournament to tournament? Average 20-30
What did you want to be when you grow up? Weather Channel Meteorologist
What do you like to do during the off-season? Golf & Beach Activities
Person who inspires you the most? Joely Rose O’Grady
Favorite quote: “Hard Work Beats Talent Everytime”
Bowling Goal for 2019: WIN the PBA Playoffs
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