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Brian Kretzer

Brian and his wife Jill have two children, Mason and Madison. Brian was a highly-successful amateur bowler before joining the PBA in 2001. He won the 1997 and 1999 International Eliminator in Las Vegas, Nevada worth $100,000 each and won the UAE (United Arab Emirates) Open — the highest-paying international amateur event.

Brian was named 1999 Amateur Bowler of the Year by Bowlers Journal and enjoyed a sixteen-year amateur career, where he made three ESPN telecasts. Outside the lanes, he spends his free time boating, playing golf and spending time with his children. BK describes himself as “a great father and grandfather” as his oldest daughter Megan now has two children.

Home Town: Dayton, OH
Throws: Right
Style: Cranker
300 Games: 84
800 Series: 36
Career Titles: 1 PBA50 National Title / 1 PBA National


1 Career PBA50 National Title
1 Career PBA National Title
16 Career PBA Regional Titles (Four Different Regions)
8 Career PBA50 Regional Titles
1st – 2019 PBA50 Baldo Campana Memorial Central Open presented by the OHIO State Lottery
1st – 2019 PBA/PBA50 Doubles Regional – Don Vay Memorial Central
Classic – (w/ Ronnie Russell)
1st – 2018 PBA50 Cup
2nd – 2018 Suncoast Senior U.S. Open
3rd – 2017 PBA50 Northern California Classic
3rd – 2016 Suncoast Senior U.S. Open
3rd – 2016 PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic
5th – 2016 PBA50 World Championships
2nd – 2003 PBA World Championships
1st – 2001 Les Lion Cup – Sweden
2-Time International Eliminator Champion (1999 & 1997)
1st – 1999 United Arab of Emirates – UAE
1999 Bowlers Journal Amateur Bowler of the Year
Career PBA Earnings = $693,873.00