Roto Grip

2015 Lineup

Team Roto Grip
J. Abel P. Allen K. King A. Ramirez S. Schaden A. Simonsen C. Tapp E. Van Daniker, Jr.

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 Standard
300 Games 84
800 Series 36
Career Titles 1


  • 1 Career PBA National Title
  • 14-Time Regional Champion (Four Different Regions)
  • 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