Watch Richgels live

by Bob Johnson 0

Soon-to-be United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Jeff Richgels of Oregon, Wis., will lead his Turbo 2-N-1 teammates back into the National Bowling Stadium to try to improve on last year’s 14th-place finish in Regular Team at the USBC Open Championships.

Richgels owns four titles on the tournament lanes, including two in 2005 when he teamed with Steve Richter to claim the Regular Doubles title, and with Richter, Marc McDowell, Gail Myers Jr. and Mike Shady to win Team All-Events.

Turbo 2-N-1’s team event will be shown live on on Friday beginning at 11:30 p.m. Eastern.

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.