What a year! Though 2020 has proved to be challenging, we’re happy to end it with a celebration of two Team Storm Athletes.
The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) announced that Jason Belmonte was voted the 2020 Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year for his exceptional performance on the lanes, while Brad Miller was voted by his fellow PBA Tour competitors as the 2020 PBA Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award winner in recognition of his sportsmanship on and off the lanes.
Jason Belmonte won three titles in 2020, including two major PBA titles and his 25th career title. This is the second consecutive and sixth career Player of the Year Award for Belmonte which ties Earl Anthony for second-most career POY awards.
“Being the Player of the Year is the highest honour a PBA player can have and I’m proud to own that title again,” said Belmonte in the PBA Press Release. “It’s the ultimate reward for a year of dedication and travel and leaving loved ones. To equal the great Earl Anthony with six is amazing and something special to me.”
Brad Miller, who shares a lot about his perspective bowling full-time on the PBA Tour with his YouTube followers on his Brad & Kyle YouTube Channel is always willing to help his fellow competitors and gives back through coaching at home. In addition, he volunteers his time as chairman of the PBA Players Committee. It’s not a surprise that he was voted by his fellow PBA Tour competitors as the 2020 PBA Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award winner.
“It’s nice to be accepted within an organization I’m passionate about,” said Miller in the PBA Press Release. “The PBA is the coolest place in the world in my eyes. I’m just trying to do the best I can and play my part. I really love trying to promote everyone involved and I think people have realized that.”
Congratulations to these two Team Storm Athletes for their dedication to the sport of bowling! We’re excited to see them back on the lanes in 2021.