Columbia 300 Signs Wesley Low to Staff

by Bob Johnson 0

Columbia 300 has announced that Wesley Low has been signed to its staff.

Low, a two-handed left-hander from Palmdale, Calif., is one of the top young bowlers in the nation. His accomplishments selection
to Junior Team USA four times; gold medals in singles, doubles and team at the 2016 World Youth Championships (as well as the all-events and masters bronze medals), repeat championships in the 2015 and 2016 PBA Northwest/West Earl Anthony Memorial Regional, gold medals in team and all-events at the 2015 PABCON Youth Championships, team and all-events gold medals at the 2014 World Youth Championships (as well as silver medals in singles
and masters, and bronze in doubles), the 2013 North Point Junior
Gold U20 championship, and a team gold at the 2013 PABCON
 Youth Championships.

“I am excited to be joining Team C300 and bowling alongside Josh Blanchard, Jakob Butturff and Tom Hess,” Low said. “I’m extremely thankful to everyone at Ebonite International for the opportunity, and am excited for what the future has in store.”

Rob Gotchall, Manager of Players, Promotions and Events at Ebonite International, said Low is a key addition to the Columbia 300 staff.

“Wesley’s youthful energy and enthusiasm for the sport of bowling is a perfect fit for the Columbia 300 brand,” Gotchall said. “Columbia 300 fans are going to enjoy watching his exciting two-hand style as much as I look forward to working with him and watching him grow as a bowler.”

Low is currently a sophomore at Wichita State University, where he is a member of the men’s bowling team.

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.