Anthony Simonsen Becomes Youngest Ever PBA Tour Major Champion

It’s been an awesome 2016 so far for #TeamFish, and it just got even better! On Valentine’s Day, our very own #2FinFish, Anthony Simonsen, made history by becoming the youngest player to win a PBA Major Championship at 19 years old.

He’s created quite a media frenzy, but we wanted to commemorate his win here as well with a huge #TeamFish Congratulations! We’re all extremely proud of #2FinFish, but we’ll let the other articles speak for themselves!

Fox Sports – Anthony Simonsen becomes youngest PBA Tour major champion

Simonsen, at 19 years, 39 days, broke Hall of Famer Mike Aulby’s mark of 19 years, 83 days set in the 1979 PBA National Championship.

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IndyStar – Simonsen becomes youngest PBA major champion

It happened Saturday. More specifically, in the eighth frame of the second game of the winners bracket semifinals. Anthony Simonsen switched bowling balls.

It was a harmless proposition as he was trailing Wes Malott and appeared headed for the elimination bracket. However, it turned out to be key in his run to winning the United States Bowling Congress Masters on Sunday at Woodland Bowl…

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IndyStar –Simonsen, 19, aims to become youngest to win bowling major

Anthony Simonsen likes to joke he’s been bowling since before he was born. That’s because his mom was in a bowling alley at nine months pregnant with him when his dad bowled one of his several perfect games.

Read more: –Simonsen makes history with win at 2016 USBC Masters

Equal success at the national level has been just as quick, but Simonsen still is focused and humble.

Read more: –Young Anthony Simonsen on verge of making PBA history in USBC Masters

The youth movement is in full swing on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour.

And one of the best of the bunch could be teenager Anthony Simonsen, who is quickly becoming a force on tour with his two-handed delivery.

Read more: – 19-Year-Old Simonsen Wins USBC Masters to Become Youngest to Win a Major Title

“To have success is awesome, but a title doesn’t define you. You have to keep coming out and trying to perform week in and week out, and see where it takes you.”

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