Storm Products announced this afternoon the signing of recently-crowned XBowling Men’s Intercollegiate Singles Champion and current San Jose State University standout Michael Tang to their Roto Grip brand.
Earlier this month Tang edged out Morehead State’s Devon Miller 169-152 to advance to the title match, to face Notre Dame of Ohio’s Meeco Walker, where he prevailed 259-174 to claim the XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships men’s title at Northrock Lanes, as seen on CBS Sports Network.
Tang struggled to find the pocket on the right lane in his semifinal match against Morehead State's Devon Miller, but prevailed, 169-152, to advance to the title match. A ball change, from a Roto Grip Hyper Cell to a Hyper Cell Skid, and an early strike on that lane in the finals bolstered his confidence as he started with seven consecutive strikes.
"It's a dream come true," Tang told Lucas Wiseman of the USBC. "I wasn't making very good shots on that lane, but made the right ball change as the lanes transitioned. When I got the first strike on the right lane in the finals, it was a real confidence booster. It's just an indescribable honor to take this back to San Jose State."
Tang’s efforts on the lanes throughout the 2014-2015 season did not go unrecognized by the collegiate bowling coaches around the country when they honored him with National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA) Most Valuable Player award.
Along with his ISC title and MVP, the current Junior Team USA member earned multiple postseason awards including NCBCA First Team All American, International Bowling Media Association’s (IBMA) Collegiate Bowler of the Year, Collegiate Club Sports Bowler of the Year and Collegiate Club Sports First Team All American. In 2006, Michael became the youngest bowler, at the time, to shoot a perfect game at 10 years, 3 months, 16 days.
“Michael is an extraordinary talent, his resume speaks volumes”, Storm public relations manager Dave Kost said. “But more importantly, he has the character that can be built into a career beyond competitive collegiate bowling and we are beyond excited that he will be doing that with our Roto Grip brand – his future is extremely bright”.
XBowling is the title sponsor of the collegiate national championships. XBowling is a first-of-its-kind bowling app that empowers bowlers to connect and compete using their smart phone or tablet devices while bowling within XBowling enabled centers locally, across the country and around the world. The XBowling platform allows bowlers to enter challenges, view live scoring, and compete remotely while bowling.
San Jose State University is a proud member of the Storm Collegiate Bowling Sponsorship Program.
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