Jillian Martin is no stranger to breaking records, but she made history Tuesday night when she became the youngest bowler to win a Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) Tour event at just 17 years old at the PWBA BowlTV Classic.  

As the top seed, Martin defeated fellow Storm Staff Member, Verity Crawley 221-188 to earn her place in the record books, a crystal trophy and claim the $10,000 prize. The record was held previously by PWBA & USBC Hall of Fame Member Wendy Macpherson who won the US Women’s Open as an 18-year-old. Wendy is a member of our Storm Hall of Fame Staff.

“I was very nervous going into that match, but I reminded myself how special it was to have an opportunity to win a tournament against the best ladies in the world,” Martin said in the PWBA Release. “I wanted to make the most of it and have some fun. I kept telling myself that the whole match. I made a couple bad shots, but it was incredible to have that opportunity and be able to find success at the highest level.”

Martin of Stow, Ohio joined our Evolution Staff Program in 2021 and is a member of our Storm Pro Team. This isn’t the first record she has broken. At age 14, Martin decided to move up and compete in the U20 age division at the most prominent youth bowling stage, the 2019 Junior Gold Championships. She led qualifying and is the youngest female to make Junior Team USA. She tied for ninth at the event.

 In addition to being a member of 3-Time Member of Junior Team USA, she has earned 2 Youth Open singles titles and one Youth Open All-Events titles. She was also named the Ohio High School State Athletic Association Girl’s Bowling Champion as a freshman. She placed second at the 2021 PWBA ITRC Classic and third at the 2021 PWBA Hall of Fame Classic won the inaugural PBA Junior National Championship in Florida and has claimed 10 Storm Youth Championship (SYC) titles, which is a record for the girls’ division. Her dedication to the sport of bowling on the lanes is matched off the lanes in the classroom where she maintains a GPA greater than 4.0.

Martin is certainly a rising talent in the sportt of bowling and it’s an honor that she has chosen to represent Storm Products. She will appear on “FOX & Friends” on Saturday to help celebrate National Bowling Day.

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