Rash rolls 255 in title match, wins WBT finals in Vegas

January 5, 2014

Sean Rash BowlingThe greatest bowler in Alaska history picked off another tournament, winning the World Bowling Tour finals in Las Vegas.

Sean Rash of Anchorage beat Mike Fagan of Texas 255-231 for the championship, capping a two-year rolling point system involving a series of international events.

“Anytime you have a chance to compete, whether it’s in the U.S. or around the world, it’s fun,” Rash told the Professional Bowlers Association. “That’s why you’re an athlete. You love to compete.”

He started the final match with seven consecutive strikes.

“You have to take advantage of opportunities,” Rash said. “Mike got a little lost on the left lane and that’s why I had him finish there. I kinda figured the first mistake would come on that lane and that’s what happened.

“It’s always good to win. It doesn’t matter; it could be league. I like to win.”

Rash, of Dimond High fame, has won $1 million in his career since turning pro in 2005. He has collected seven titles on the PBA Tour, the NFL of bowling.

He was named PBA Player of the Year in 2012.

Rash is on top of the world in more ways than one.

“My life has changed since the arrival of our new baby. I’m in a happy place,” he said.