Dylan Byars Joins Storm Products Inc. as Web Developer

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah – Storm Products officially announced today the hiring of Dylan Byars, as Web Developer.

Byars studied User Experience Design (UX) at The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a focus on implementing user research methods to understand consumer behavior as they navigate the digital space. He’s constantly learning about ways to connect data to how people feel which helps weave stories and ideate solutions on their behalf.

“It feels surreal to work at Storm,” Byars said. “As a leader in the industry, I feel a great responsibility to honor the company’s excellence to be a better version of myself day after day and continuously grow and contribute towards that excellence.”

Byars started bowling when he was 12 years old and quickly developed a passion for the sport. He spent many nights at the bowling center while his mother competed in league and learned more about the game. He competed at a youth level and committed to bowl for SCAD. While attending SCAD, Byars balanced his academics and commitment to the bowling team as he was coached by Katie Thorton. Through Thorton’s direction, Byars said he was inspired to be not only a better bowler but also the best teammate he could be. In 2019, as a team they reached one of their goals and won the NAIA Invitational National Championship in 2019.

“As a youth bowler, I firmly believed in Storm Bowling and claimed they had the best bowling balls before I even truly understood ball reaction,” Byars said. “Now I understand why I made such a claim even then. Storm is filled with great people and truly is a family that I feel a part of even though I just started. This family culture bleeds into all of Storm Nation. I look forward to joining the team to help grow the sport and enhance the web experience that any bowler can enjoy daily.”

Byars background in the sport will assist him in his new role at Storm as he will work to create and connect a digital journey for bowlers to experience on our web properties.

“Storm, as an industry leader is known for longevity, loyalty, and innovation. As Storm invests in every level of the sport, it’s exciting to add Byars to our marketing team,” Gary Hulsenberg, Storm’s VP of Marketing said. “Watching the explosion of college bowling programs is exciting and finding places for these players to continue to be part of the sport is positive for our industry. Byars was recommended for the job by his coach, Katie Throton and his passion for his work in UX Design is evident. We’re excited to be part of Byars growth in his career in the bowling industry.”

 About Storm Products, Inc.

Storm Products Inc. continues to lead the bowling industry in innovation through our high-performance bowling equipment featuring the Storm, Roto Grip and Global 900 Brands. In addition to creating the highest quality of products that the top athletes choose for PBA and PWBA Tour competitions, Storm strives to continue to inspire existing bowlers, foster and develop new bowlers, and educate those in our industry to provide exemplary service to all bowlers. Visit stormbowling.com to learn more.

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Storm Continues Agreement with South Sound Tour

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah – Storm Products Inc. (SPI), is proud to continue their sponsorship agreement with the South Sound Tour based in Washington.

The South Sound Tour hosts 16 events per season and has more than 150 members. They’ve built a bowling tour for bowlers created by bowlers. The formats of the events are based on feedback of their bowlers. Bowlers provide feedback and the tournament organizers discuss the suggestions and adjust formats accordingly.

“We like to give back to the bowling community through our events,” Randy DeBolt, Tournament Director said. “Each season, we randomly have drawings for a lucky bowler to win a full season pass through raffles that allows the winner to bowl all season at no cost.”

The South Sound Tour has become a place where bowlers create friendships and make memories. For the 2022- 2023 Season, the South Sound Tour will feature a Doubles Championship as well as a Triple Elimination Doubles Event with the winners being crowned as season champions.

“At Storm, we strive to create positive experiences, inspire existing bowlers, develop new bowlers, and create bowling enthusiasts,” Leanne Hulsenberg, Tournament and Events Manager said. “We’re excited to continue our agreement with the South Sound Tour as they continue to support the community and bowlers through their events.”

For more information about the 2022-2023 season visit, the Storm South Sound Tour on Facebook.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with Storm for this season and appreciate all that Storm has done for our organization and others in our community,” DeBolt said.

About Storm Products, Inc.

Storm Products Inc. continues to lead the bowling industry in innovation through our high-performance bowling equipment featuring the Storm, Roto Grip and Global 900 Brands. In addition to creating the highest quality of products that the top athletes choose for PBA and PWBA Tour competitions, Storm strives to continue to inspire existing bowlers, foster and develop new bowlers, and educate those in our industry to provide exemplary service to all bowlers. Visit stormbowling.com to learn more.

 


Storm Continues Agreement With Oregon Junior Classic Tournament Association (OJCTA)

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah – Storm Products Inc. (SPI), is proud to continue their sponsorship agreement with the Oregon Junior Classic Tournament Association (OJCTA) as they enter their 48th season!

Each season the OJCTA hosts 10 events with four different age divisions and all skill levels. They are focused on education and competition but like to encourage building friendships along the way.

“We're as much a social group as we are a competitive group,” Gary Yamasaki, OJCTA Tournament director said. “Our motto is, ‘Where friendships are made’ and we very much do our best to live up to that motto.”

The Pacific Northwest was hit hard by the pandemic and bowling centers in this area were closed for a very extended time which affected bowling. As the OJCTA enters the 2023 season, they look forward to entries reaching pre-pandemic levels and encouraging new bowlers to come and try a tournament. They’re looking forward to returning to some of their longer formats.

“At Storm, we try to connect our passion for bowling to the events we sponsor,” Leanne Hulsenberg, Tournament and Events Manager said. “Supporting tournaments and education for youth bowlers across the country is very important to us. We’re excited to continue our agreement with the OJCTA and continue to support their efforts to bring new bowlers into a sport they can play for a lifetime.”

“We appreciate Storm so much, not only for what they do for our organization, but for all that they do for youth bowling in general,” Yamasaki said.

For more information about the 2022-2023 season visit, the Oregon Junior Classic tournament Association Facebook Page.

About Storm Products, Inc.

Storm Products Inc. continues to lead the bowling industry in innovation through our high-performance bowling equipment featuring the Storm, Roto Grip and Global 900 Brands. In addition to creating the highest quality of products that the top athletes choose for PBA and PWBA Tour competitions, Storm strives to continue to inspire existing bowlers, foster and develop new bowlers, and educate those in our industry to provide exemplary service to all bowlers. Visit stormbowling.com to learn more.


National Dog Month at Storm Products

We've had so much fun celebrating National Dog Month with the Dogs of Storm!

There's a few left of the exclusive Storm Barks! Dog Items. You can view the dog leash, dog collar and dog ball to purchase for your furry friend or purchase them for a gift for a friend.

There's a few days left to submit your BFF and enter our contest! Click here to nominate your pal.


Storm Continues Sponsorship Agreement with Youth Scratch Masters Tour

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah – Storm Products Inc. (SPI), is proud to continue their sponsorship agreement with the Youth Scratch Masters Tour.

Each season the Youth Scratch Masters Tour services 200 unique bowlers through 21 events. Beyond bowling, the Youth Scratch Masters Tour is focused on building a community.

“Our tournament series stands out in our region, as we make sure we build relationships with each and every one of our bowlers and their families,” Rett Norman, who serves as Co-Tournament Director along with Brianna Norman. “We get to know each bowler, their name, what they hope to achieve through bowling and what started their bowling journey.”

Each month is a unique format for bowlers who get to compete on sport condition patterns. Formats range from match play events to prepare for bigger events like Junior Gold or collegiate bowling to baker doubles events where bowlers team up for a fun event. The environment is designed to be educational and competitive while also comforting for those who are new to tournament bowling.

“One of the best parts of bowling is the community,” Leanne Hulsenberg, Tournament and Events Manager said. “Connecting with the bowling community is our focus when it comes to the events we sponsor. We appreciate that the Youth Scratch Masters Tour shares our belief and is focused on building relationships. We’re excited to continue our agreement this season and support their efforts to connect youth bowling families within the sport.”

“We love to watch bowling, we love to be around bowling, and we love to see families and friends brought together over bowling, and our events facilitate lifelong friendships, as the sport of bowling intends,” Norman said.

In the 2022 Season, the Tournament of Champions was introduced to the schedule and the Youth Scratch Masters Tour intends to include this format in future seasons.

“We are so appreciative and thankful for the support from Storm Products Inc.,” Norman said. “They have supported us since our first season, and through the challenging time of COVID, and we are incredibly grateful for their support!”

For more information about the 2022-2023 events visit, youthscratchmasterstour.com or find Youth Scratch Masters Tour on Facebook and Instagram. Sport Bowling Productions volunteers to live stream our events, special thanks to Brian McDonough Events will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube throughout the season.

About Storm Products, Inc.

Storm Products Inc. continues to lead the bowling industry in innovation through our high-performance bowling equipment featuring the Storm, Roto Grip and Global 900 Brands. In addition to creating the highest quality of products that the top athletes choose for PBA and PWBA Tour competitions, Storm strives to continue to inspire existing bowlers, foster and develop new bowlers, and educate those in our industry to provide exemplary service to all bowlers. Visit stormbowling.com to learn more.


Storm Continues Sponsorship Agreement with Mid Atlantic Junior Bowlers Tour

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah – Storm Products Inc. (SPI), is proud to continue their sponsorship agreement with the Mid Atlantic Junior Bowlers Tour (MAJBT).

Bowlers of all skill levels and ages compete in the MAJBT to learn about more challenging conditions, meet new friends who share a love for the sport of bowling, and compete for a title and scholarship funds. MAJBT bowlers are offered the opportunity each month to compete on conditions to prepare for the environment they will face at the USBC Junior Gold Championships each summer. The MAJBT hosts about 20 events each season and around 60 bowlers compete in each event.

In addition to tournaments, the MAJBT hosts two sport condition leagues year-round that youth bowlers travel to compete in each week. Bowlers can learn weekly about bowling on tough conditions and receive advice about their game from coaches on-site each week.

“We are really excited to work with Storm again this season,” Scott Gielda, MAJBT Tournament Director said. “Their products are what most of our bowlers rely on to compete at the highest levels.  We look forward to sharing success stories from the MAJBT bowlers with the Storm community.”

Many bowlers who have competed in events through the MAJBT have had success at national events like the Storm Youth Championships and Junior Gold including, 2022 U15 girls champion, Avery Domaguin, as well as Jr. Team USA members; Trevor Ashby, Kayla Starr, and Andru Blaney.

“Though Storm is known in the bowling industry as the innovation leader and manufacturer of performance bowling products, our team strives to grow the sport of bowling and create lifelong bowling enthusiasts,” Leanne Hulsenberg, Tournament and Events Manager said. “The MAJBT shares these beliefs and beyond that has created a family through their events. We’re excited to continue our agreement with MAJBT this season and support their efforts to support youth bowlers on the East Coast.”

This season, the MAJBT is excited to expand events to Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. For more information about the 2022-2023 events visit, www.kingpintourn.com/SMAJBT or find Mid Atlantic Junior Bowler Tour on Facebook and YouTube. Events will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube throughout the season.

About Storm Products, Inc.

Storm Products Inc. continues to lead the bowling industry in innovation through our high-performance bowling equipment featuring the Storm, Roto Grip and Global 900 Brands. In addition to creating the highest quality of products that the top athletes choose for PBA and PWBA Tour competitions, Storm strives to continue to inspire existing bowlers, foster and develop new bowlers, and educate those in our industry to provide exemplary service to all bowlers. Visit stormbowling.com to learn more.


The Mystery Scent is....

When the Infinite PhysiX released on July 8, Storm Fans around the world discovered the Storm Scent on the box was listed as, “Mystery.”

Many people often ask where the idea to add a scent to a bowling ball came from. Our co-founder, Bill Chrisman worked with cleaners prior to creating bowling balls and he knew that scents mattered to customers when they were choosing the cleaner they’d use in their homes. He started adding different scents to bowling balls in the early 2000s and it’s become one of the many factors that differentiates Storm from other brands. Storm fans are now accustomed to find a scent in their bowling ball but those new to bowling are always intrigued.

Though elite bowlers choose their equipment based on performance on the lanes but occasionally, you’ll hear a comment about a scent making a bowler feel more relaxed on the lanes or even might prefer one release over another due to a scent.

With the release of the Infinite PhysiX, Storm launched a contest to GUESS THE MYSTERY SCENT! Bowlers around the world put their nose to the test to guess.

Guesses came in ranging from Blueberry Cobbler to Plum to Dragon Fruit to Lavender Vanilla ot Grape Soda to Blackberry and more! We received 22,446 entries into the contest and more than 1000 guesses of what the scent could be.

In the end, we revealed the story behind the scent in a video that was part of our Summer Live Event.

Watch it here:

 

Though no one guessed the answer correctly, all those who guessed any combination of a blueberry scent were put in the drawing.

The winners were:

Mike Wichner – Blueberry Muffin

Madeline Aurigemma – Blueberry Cheesecake

Tom Tornow – Blueberry Coconut

Laura Oliver – Blueberry Vanilla

Caleb Kearl – Blueberry Pie

Alex Pirtle – Blueberry Muffin

We hope you had fun guessing the scent with us this summer! Be sure to stay tuned for more chances to win in the future!

 

 

 


August Military Team Classic Underway

In 2022, Storm Products Inc. and the High Roller organization are celebrating a 20-year partnership of service to bowlers. Earlier this year, the High Roller organization celebrated their 40th anniversary of creating competitive events.

“It wouldn’t be a High Roller event without Storm & Roto Grip!” Brad Edelman, President of the High Roller said. “Our bowlers appreciate the partnership that we offer which provides the best of competition and equipment.”

The August Military Team Classic is underway at the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event made its debut in 2010 at Sam’s Town with 24 teams. In 2022, 1,250 teams comprised of 5,000 bowlers will make their way to Las Vegas for the event.

This event invites military bowlers and civilians to travel to Las Vegas to compete in a two-day event with team, doubles, and single formats.

“Working with Brad Edelman and his awesome High Roller tournament staff is effortless for our team because of their experience running exceptional events for bowlers,” Leanne Hulsenberg Tournaments and Events Manager said. “The 40-year history of the High Roller is like no other and Storm and Roto Grip feel extremely grateful to be a small part of not only the history but also the future.”

Our team from Storm is setup on site to help the High Roller with on-site activations and meet with bowlers. Those competing in the August Military Team Classic have the choice of adding a new Storm bowling ball to their bag.

Visit www.high-roller.com for scores from this event and information on future events.

About Storm Products, Inc.

Storm Products Inc. continues to lead the bowling industry in innovation through our high-performance bowling equipment featuring the Storm, Roto Grip and Global 900 Brands. In addition to creating the highest quality of products that the top athletes choose for PBA and PWBA Tour competitions, Storm strives to continue to inspire existing bowlers, foster and develop new bowlers, and educate those in our industry to provide exemplary service to all bowlers. Visit stormbowling.com to learn more.

 


Norm Duke Announces Retirement from PBA Tour

40 Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) titles (7 Majors).

5 PBA50 Titles.

2-Time PBA Player of the Year.

USBC Hall of Fame.

PBA Hall of Fame.

A legendary career.

For years fans have been able to watch Norm Duke actively compete on the PBA Tour. He’s dedicated several decades to training, competing, and traveling. Recently, he made the decision to retire from the sport.

“What I would like is for all of these young men that I compete with day-to-day, right now, I want them to remember me with serious skills and with the ability to win,” Norm Duke said in a PBA Release. “I want them to remember me like I remember Mark Roth and Earl Anthony. When they left, they were unbelievably good.”

Norm shared more of his thoughts on his retirement this week on The Morning Bolt.

 

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Though you won’t consistently see Duke competing on the lanes, you will still find him at events as a member of Team Storm supporting the sport that he loves. Since the announcement of his retirement, he spent several days in Grand Rapids, Michigan interacting with youth bowlers and their families at Junior Gold. He has also spent a few days working with athletes at KEGEL.

He will also travel to Sparks, Nevada for some clinics and a meet & greet with fans for the VIP Grand Re-Opening of Paradise Pro Shop.

 

He plans to attend many more events as a representative of Storm Products and will also continue to make appearances through Next Level Bowling.

“I think that I owe the sport more than any man on earth,” Norm said in the PBA Press Release. “So therefore, I am going to try my very best to give the sport the justice that it deserves, for how it has awarded me.”


StormNation Voted....and the G.O.A.T. of the Modern Era is...

We asked our fans, which Storm Bowling ball do they think is the G.O.A.T. of the modern era?

We started with four balls, the Phaze II, Pitch Black, Hy-Road, and !Q Tour. Each week the ball in the contest with the lowest amount of votes was eliminated from the competition.

When all the votes were counted the winner was the PHAZE II! Learn more about the fan-voted, modern day G.O.A.T. here: https://www.stormbowling.com/phazeii