Posted: 02/01/2017 12:10PM EDT
TROY, Mich. – Former collegiate bowler and current brand manager for ViQing Gear Bowling, DJ Rose, will serve as the guest speaker for the 2017 RecruitUS Collegiate Bowling Showcase
presented by High 5 Gear, ViQing Gear, and Bowler Connections.
Rose, who bowled collegiately in the NAIA based Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, will give his insights and advice to the collegiate bowlers of tomorrow during the welcoming session of the event prior to competition.
Rose has a long list of achievements to his credit, including seven 300 games and one 800 series. A native of Ontario, Rose has had his fair share of success on the Canadian side of bowling, including a Men’s Provincial Singles Title in 2015.
On the collegiate side of things, Rose has qualified for the X-Bowling Intercollegiate National Championships in both 2014 and 2015. In 2016, Rose was named first-team in the WHAC and second-team in the American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference, two of collegiate bowling’s toughest conferences on the men’s side.
“I am so thrilled that we get to have someone with the background and knowledge that DJ has to come in and share their experiences with our student athletes,” RecruitUS President Kenneth DeGraaf said. “I have bowled against DJ on the collegiate circuit plenty of times and I cannot think of a more personable, experienced individual to bring in for our inaugural event. It is one thing for these high school recruits to talk to coaches, but talking to someone who has recently gone through the process of collegiate bowling will only help their understanding further.”
In addition to sharing his collegiate experiences and addressing any questions bowlers and parents might have, Rose will also be promoting the newly released ViQing Gear kinesiology tape. All participating bowlers will receive a sample pack with their registration and can look further into ViQing products at their station Rose will be managing at the event.
“Accepting the role of guest speaker at the 2017 RecruitUS Collegiate Bowling Showcase is like a dream come true,” Rose said. “I’m really looking forward to seeing all the young kids bowling and having the opportunity to talk to college coaches and experience the event. Seeing people chase their dreams to bowl collegiately is always awesome to watch and I look forward to seeing these young bowlers on the college scene over the next few years.”
The 2017 RecruitUS Collegiate Bowling Showcase presented by High 5 Gear, ViQing Gear, and Bowler Connections takes place Sunday, April 9th at Sterling Lanes in Sterling Heights, Michigan. For more event information and registration, please click here.