Inside the OC – Episode No. 48 with Ronnie Sparks Jr.
Aired on Feb. 25, 2021
Ronnie Sparks Jr. is a former member of Junior Team USA and Team USA, a WORLD champion, a collegiate national champion and the 2015 Regular Singles winner at the #USBCOpen.
Hear more about his career, success, evolution as a player, married life, parenthood and more.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 47 with Vernon Peterson
Aired on Feb. 18, 2021
Vernon Peterson does it all - he's a pro shop operator, USBC Silver coach, ball reviewer for Bowlers Journal and a superstar on the lanes.
The former Team USA member and 2013 Regular Team champion at the #USBCOpen stopped by the Inside the OC podcast to talk about his success and helping others do their best on the lanes, too.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 46 with Jim Cripps
Aired on Feb. 11, 2021
Jim Cripps, the Backwards Bowler, will turn your head with his unique bowling style then wow you with his love for the game and efforts to see it succeed and grow.
Since 2005, he has been a staple at the #USBCOpen, and he joined the Inside the OC podcast to talk about his experience on the lanes and behind the scenes.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 45 with Chris Hans
Aired on Feb. 4, 2021
Chris Hans is a competitive bowler, pro shop operator, team captain and bowling center proprietor.
As the 2021 #USBCOpen approaches, he'll put all of those things together to help his large group of bowlers get prepared to build on their success at the USBC Open Championships.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 44 with Andrew Cain
Aired on Jan. 28, 2021
Former USBC President Andrew Cain, also a past member of Team USA and a 2011 Team All-Events champion at the #USBCOpen, has seen the USBC Open Championships from many perspectives, and he shared some great insight on the latest episode of Inside the OC.
The 39-year-old left-hander talked about his first impressions of the event, what brings him back and what it was like to win that first Eagle.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 43 with David Waswo
Aired on Dec. 10, 2020
For nearly a quarter century, David Waswo has been a huge supporter of the #USBCOpen, both as a competitor and as the host of The Bowlers Show.
After having Matt and Aaron on his show countless times, it was time to turn the tables and interview the interviewer.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 42 with Andy Mills
Aired on Dec. 3, 2020
Andy Mills and his USBC Open Championships teammates perfectly illustrate camaraderie, teamwork, dedication and collaboration, and their efforts paid off with a Regular Team title in 2012.
Nearly a decade later, the hard-working group still is making headlines at the OC, and they hope there's no end to the success in sight.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 41 with John Burkett
Aired on Nov. 19, 2020
Former MLB pitcher John Burkett played in some amazing stadiums during his career on the mound, and even after pitching in the likes of Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park, he still felt the excitement and butterflies that come with walking down Center Aisle at the #USBCOpen for the first time.
In this episode of Inside the OC, he talk about both - and poker, mountain biking, skiing, golf and more.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 40 with Jay Nephew
Aired on Nov. 12, 2020
Jay Nephew is a 17-time participant at the #USBCOpen. He and his teammates enjoyed some success in 2019 and would like to see that continue in 2021.
Nephew is a talented competitor, former USBC Board member, tournament director....and a great entertainer. Tune in to hear his take on bowling, cooking and even Wheel of Fortune!
Inside the OC – Episode No. 39 with Kris Prather
Aired on Nov. 5, 2020
Kris Prather is a rising star on the PBA Tour and a first-time member of Team USA. He has has enjoyed collegiate success and reached the pinnacle at the #USBCOpen by claiming a Regular Team title in 2016.
The young right-hander stopped by the Inside the OC podcast to talk about his success, his Eagle and a handful of close calls during his short OC career.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 38 with Tom Hess
Aired on Oct. 15, 2020
Tom Hess, the 2011 USBC Masters champion, dropped by to talk about his close calls at the #USBCOpen, his run at the 2011 Masters, his love for the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada, and what it's like to be a collegiate bowling dad.
Oh, and Hess explained why he loves the Chicago Cubs.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 37 with Pete McCordic
Aired on Oct. 8, 2020
Pete McCordic joined the Inside the OC podcast last week to talk about his memorable career in the sport of bowling, an amazing ride that has been shared with his twin brother, Pau.
He also talked about bowling 300 on TV, winning two PBA Tour titles and getting to make his #USBCOpen debut with his brother.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 36 with Steve Kloempken
Aired on Oct. 1, 2020
USBC Hall of Famer Steve Kloempken visited the Inside the OC podcast to talk about everything from perfect games to pastrami.
The two-time Eagle winner and owner of a 300 at the #USBCOpen has accomplished so much, including a pair of gold medals at the World Championships and three collegiate national titles, and he looked back on all those great memories.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 35 with Shawn Lee
Aired on Sept. 24, 2020
Shawn Lee is a phenomenal motivator and a terrific talent on the lanes. He rolled a 300 game at the #USBCOpen in 2008 and repeated the feat at the Bowlers Journal Championships in 2013.
He also has been part of a special group at the OC, having bowled under the Lodge Lanes banner a few times. Check it out now. He definitely brought the energy to Inside the OC.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 34 with Brent Bowers
Aired on Sept. 17, 2020
Brent Bowers is an all-around great guy and a terrific ambassador for the sport of bowling. He is a former Junior Team USA member, past Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow and a collegiate national champion.
This episode also included a guest appearance from USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy, who group up in the same Kansas town as Bowers.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 33 with Darryl Carreon
Aired on Sept. 10, 2020
Darryl Carreon is one of 32 bowlers in USBC Open Championships history with multiple 300 games on the championship lanes, having achieved the feat in 2014 and 2019.
He also loves donuts. And, while the two have nothing to do with each other, he stopped by the Inside the OC podcast to talk about both.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 32 with Mitch Beasley
Aired on Sept. 3, 2020
Mitch Beasley served in the U.S. Air Force for two decades, before turning his full attention to the sport of bowling.
In the years since, he has gotten married, won a PBA Tour title, rolled a 300 game and 800 series at the USBC Open Championships and claimed a coveted Eagle.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 31 with TJ Mento
Aired on Aug. 27, 2020
After a handful of close calls over the years, and stressful wait, TJ Mento and his Mento Produce teammates were named Team All-Events champions at the 2019 USBC Open Championships in Las Vegas.
While one of the top teams was on the lanes in June, Mento was preparing for the birth of his son. He was watching scores while in the waiting room.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 30 with Steven Fisher and Cotie Holbek
Aired on Aug. 20, 2020
Defending doubles champions Steven Fisher and Cotie Holbek stopped by the Inside the OC podcast to talk about their careers and recent success at the #USBCOpen.
Fisher did an amazing job of describing what the OC experience is all about, both as a newcomer and as a champion. Holbek had some great insight about becoming a two-time winner in just three years of participation.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 29 with Jenny Wonders
Aired on Aug. 13, 2020
With her win in Standard All-Events at the 2019 USBC Open Championships, Jenny Wonders added to her family legacy at the OC and proved how far she's come in her battle with lupus.
Wonders' father, Rich, is a five-time Eagle winner and USBC Hall of Famer, while her uncle John is a member of the event's 50-Year Club.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 28 with Ryan Mouw
Aired on Aug. 6, 2020
Despite his quiet demeanor, Ryan Mouw has had a lot to say on the lanes at the #USBCOpen over the last two years, winning a Regular Team title in 2018 and Regular All-Events in 2019.
He visited the Inside the OC podcast to talk about his recent success on the lanes, his new career and his biggest new role - parenthood.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 27 with Lennie Boresch Jr.
Aired on July 30, 2020
USBC Hall of Famer Lennie Boresch Jr. dropped by to talk about nearly 40 years on the lanes at the USBC Open Championships.
He is a three-time Eagle winner and the lifetime average leader for bowlers with 30 or more appearances. He also had a lot to say about what his family means to him and what it's like competing alongside his son.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 26 with Duane Hagen, Bob Johnson, Fran Piraino, Bob Hart - and a guest appearance from bracket runner-up Matt McNiel
Aired on July 23, 2020
This episode of Inside the OC was the culmination and celebration of the 2020 OC Bracket Challenge, which pitted 32 of the tournament's most memorable people, accomplishments and traditions against each other in a unique bracket format.
The show featured four of the industry experts who offered their analysis for each match in the bracket and helped fans/voters navigate through some tough choices.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 25 with Mike Schmid and Jamie Brooks
Aired on July 16, 2020
Mike Schmid and Jamie Brooks have combined for nearly 120 years of participation at the USBC Open Championships. Schmid recently joined the 100,000-Pin Club, while Brooks is scheduled to get there in 2021.
Both gentlemen had some awesome stories from their years on the tournament lanes.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 24 with Zeke Bayt
Aired on July 9, 2020
Zeke Bayt, the 2013 Regular Singles champion, stopped by to talk about the 3-6-10 that nearly cost him his Eagle, as well as tell some stories from off the lanes.
This episode also marked the Inside the OC debut of USBC journeyman Aaron Smith.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 23 with Mike Rose Jr.
Aired on June 25, 2020
Mike Rose Jr. has cemented his place in USBC Open Championships history with four Eagles, but three of those couldn't have happened without his Team NABR teammates.
In this episode of Inside the OC, hear the emotion back story to the groups two most recent wins, which came at the 2017 event in Las Vegas.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 22 with Kyle Troup
Aired on June 18, 2020
Kyle Troup's resume continues to grow like his fro, but he has not yet been able to break through on the USBC Open Championships stage.
Hear what he had to say about his most memorable moments and a few close calls on the championship lanes.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 21 with Bryan O'Keefe
Aired on June 11, 2020
Junior Team USA head coach Bryan O'Keefe is a 26-time participant at the USBC Open Championships, and the event is very special to him.
He joined the Inside the OC podcast to talk about his career and passing on the OC tradition as a husband, coach and mentor.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 20 with Stuart Sheck & Dwayne Brossett
Aired on June 4, 2020
Stuart Sheck (Standard Doubles) and Dwayne Brossett (Classified All-Events) won Eagles at the 2017 USBC Open Championships in Las Vegas.
Sheck and his partner Robert Tonelli had combined for more than 60 OC appearances, while Brossett was bowling for the first time, ultimately showing that magical moment can happen anytime and when you're least expecting it.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 19 with Jakob Butturff
Aired on June 2, 2020
Jakob Butturff raced into the bowling spotlight with the speed of a NHRA dragster, and he's also quick to remember all of the family, friends, coaches and teammates who helped him along the way.
He visited the Inside the OC podcast this week and shared some great insight about his career, from fast success to miscues, injuries, inspiration and more.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 18 with Bo Goergen
Aired on May 28, 2020
The two-time Eagle winner caught everyone up on current events and then traveled back in time to talk about his wins at the 2009 and 2010 USBC Open Championships.
Goergen took home the 2009 Regular Singles title with a record score of 862 and returned a year later to help his team to the Team All-Events title.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 17 with Brenda Padilla
Aired on May 26, 2020
Former Team USA member Brenda Padilla smiles as much when talking about her students and career in the classroom as she does when talking about setting records at the USBC Open Championships.
Hear about her career on and off the lanes as a teacher, mother, wife and standout bowler. Her husband and doubles partner, Stephen, also made an appearance on this episode of Inside the OC.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 16 with Wendy Macpherson
Aired on May 21, 2020
Days after her father died in 2006, Wendy Macpherson turned in an amazing and inspirational performance at the USBC Open Championships.
With the support of her friends and teammates, Macpherson took the singles lead by ONE pin (812) and went on to become the first woman in tournament history to win a Regular Division title.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 15 with Matt Weggen
Aired on May 19, 2020
In 2011, Matt Weggen became the first bowler in USBC Open Championships history to roll back-to-back 800s. The performance earned him Eagles in Regular Singles (826) and Regular All-Events (2,268).
On this episode of Inside the OC, the young right-hander talks about that amazing day at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada, and what it was like to find out he was a two-time champion at the OC.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 14 with John Janawicz
Aired on May 14, 2020
USBC Hall of Famer John Janawicz joined us on the Inside the OC podcast to talk about his amazing career and the incredible 858 series that helped him earn his first two Eagles.
There also have been nine appearances on Team USA, gold medals, another record-setting day and a third OC Eagle.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 13 with Ron Vokes
Aired on May 12, 2020
Former USBC Open Championships record
holder Ron Vokes stopped by the Inside the OC podcast to talk about his 2009
Regular All-Events title and OC career.
He became the first bowler in tournament history to break the 2,300 mark, shooting 2,321 to win the title. He finished second in Regular Singles with 857.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 12 with Jeff Fehr
Aired on May 7, 2020
Jeff Fehr did an awesome job representing the Fehr family and legacy on this episode of Inside the OC.
His father, Steve Fehr, has won six times on the championship lanes and was inducted into the USBC Hall of Fame in 1993. Jeff's mother, Nancy, is a champion at the USBC Women's Championships and was a 2006 inductee into the USBC Hall of Fame.
Jeff is looking forward to hopefully joining them in the record book someday.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 11 with Michael Nape
Aired on May 5, 2020
Michael Nape learned immediately how prestigious and special a win at the USBC Open Championships is supposed to be.
After many close calls and some time as the event's lifetime average leader, he broke through for his first title.
Hear his thoughts on that 2008 Team All-Events victory, along with many other stories from his time on the OC lanes.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 10 with AJ Chapman
Aired on April 30, 2020
Three-time Team USA member and 2018 Regular Doubles champion AJ Chapman has succeeded at every level of the game, from his time on Junior Team USA to his current stint on the PBA Tour.
He dropped in to talk about the things that have made him the player he is, including his 2018 win at the Open Championships with Rich Eighme.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 9 with John Gaines
Aired on April 28, 2020
Four-time Eagle winner and USBC Hall of Famer John Gaines was on the last team to successfully defend a Team All-Events title (Lodge Lanes in 1998) and has been a part of some huge tournament moments.
He dropped in to tell some great stories and look back on an exceptional Open Championships career.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 8 with Duane Hagen and James O'Connor
Aired on April 25, 2020
OC Tournament Director Duane Hagen and WC Tournament Director James O'Connor stopped by the Inside the OC podcast to offer some insight about the upcoming tournaments and answer all of the biggest questions.
Hear more about the new plans for the 2020 events and get a look ahead to 2021.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 7 with Bob Hart
Aired on April 23, 2020
As far as ambassadors go, it doesn't get much better than USBC Hall of Famer Bob Hart!
Since the guys can't be on the bowling lanes, they went down memory lane instead, reminiscing about Hart's 64 years at the Open Championships and his career in the bowling industry.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 6 with Nick Hoagland
Aired on April 21, 2020
Lane maintenance guru and past USBC Open Championships titlist Nick Hoagland talks oil patterns, pattern development and general procedures.
Hear more about his role in developing the lane conditions for the top-tier events for USBC and the Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 5 with Mike Shady
Aired on April 16, 2020
Not only is USBC Hall of Famer Mike Shady a legend at the USBC Open Championships, where he's posted an all-events score of 1,900 or better in 22 of his 24 years, he's also one of the nation's premier bowling coaches.
Hear what the two-time Eagle winner had to say about life on and off the championship lanes.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 4 with Dan Higgins
Aired on April 14, 2020
Dan Higgins and his teammates have been one of the most dominant teams on the tournament lanes for nearly a decade, earning the Team All-Events title in 2016 and the Regular Team title in 2019.
Hear what Higgins had to say about their chemistry and success on the biggest stage in bowling.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 3 with Adam Barta
Aired on April 9, 2020
Straight from the "Barta Nation" - Adam Barta joined us for the latest edition of Inside the OC with Matt Cannizzaro and Daniel Farish.
Barta is an ambassador, family man, philanthropist, record holder, Eagle winner and first-pitch thrower outer!
Inside the OC – Episode No. 2 with Andrew Anderson
Aired on April 7, 2020
The OC's PR team, Matt Cannizzaro and Daniel Farish, catch up with Team USA member and 2018 USBC Masters champion Andrew Anderson.
Anderson's Masters title came in the Open Championships venue in Syracuse, New York, in 2018, and his 2019 OC appearance in Las Vegas included a 300 game during singles.
Inside the OC – Episode No. 1 with Matt McNiel
Aired on April 2, 2020In the first edition of Inside the OC, the public relation team's Matt Cannizzaro and Daniel Farish welcome four-time Eagle winner and USBC Open Championships record holder Matt McNiel.
McNiel talks about life in Minnesota during the challenges of COVID-19 and then goes down memory lane with the guys to talk about the 10th anniversary of his all-events record and some of his top memories on the championship lanes.