Denver Broncos’ C.J. Anderson to Compete in Oklahoma City PBA Regional Event

by Bob Johnson 0

Bill Vint
Professional Bowlers Association

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The PBA has learned that Denver Broncos’ running back C.J. Anderson is going to compete in the PBA Planet Bowl Southwest Open in Oklahoma City this weekend.

Anderson, who made his PBA debut as a celebrity guest in the Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational in Los Angeles in January, is serious about bowling and reportedly has been practicing diligently with guidance from PBA competitors, including fellow Denver area PBA member, Brett Cooper.

“My 1st PBA tourney this weekend man should be fun,” Anderson noted on his Twitter feed this week.

Regarding his chances, he also noted, "I'll do my best, I'm pretty confident. The goal is to make the cut. If I'm rolling it really well I know I have a shot. I will try to win and show the world I’m serious.”

Anderson, who is accompanying Cooper to the PBA Southwest Region event in Oklahoma City, scored a touchdown in helping the underdog Broncos win Super Bowl L, 24-10, over the heavily-favored Carolina Panthers. Among his ongoing bowling activities was hosting a “Strikes for Kids” fundraiser last weekend in Lone Tree, Colo., to provide scholarship assistance to deserving young people.

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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.

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