Look out bowling fans, Ronnie “Country Boy” Russell is ready to plow over the competition as the newest pro bowler to join the DV8 pro bowling staff.
Russell, a right-handed bowler, who was ranked 15th on the 2010-2011 Professional Bowlers Association Tour, is a native of Marion, Ind. The 31-year-old joined the PBA in 2003.
When he’s not bowling, Russell enjoys golfing (at which he’s not half bad) and country music. He has also been known to belt out a song or two that he’s written himself. As if bowling wasn’t enough for this true enthusiast, he lettered in five sports during high school including diving, baseball, basketball, football and soccer.
Among his accomplishments, Russell had three top-ten finishes during the 2010-2011 season of the PBA Tour and cashed in 9 of 12 events. In college, he bowled on the Vincennes (Ind.) University team, where he was a first team All America in 2002 and 2003. Additionally, Russell has four PBA regional titles and seven career PBA 300 games.
Russell has this to say about the DV8 balls, “I like to get in and rev on it and these balls sure are aggressive going down the lane.”
Russell joins other deviants Brian “Deuce” Valenta, two-time PBA title-winner Mike “Choogs” Machuga, and Finnish bowler, Joonas “JJ” Jähi. Country Boy, Deuce, Choogs and JJ are sure to strike with DV8 when they participate in the PBA’s World Series of Bowling in Las Vegas next month.