By now no one will deny that Stefanie Nation is one of the hottest young stars in women’s professional bowling. She became a household name during the 2008-2009 season of the Professional Bowlers Association Women’s Series when she made three ESPN finals appearances in three months, seizing her first PBA Women’s Series title at the 2008 Pepsi Viper Championship in Omaha, Neb. Months later, she became the reigning Women’s World Champion when she took the Singles Gold medal at the Women’s World Championship in Las Vegas, where she also earned Silver medals in both the Trios and Team events. Earlier this year on January 17, 2010, Stefanie Nation bolstered her growing reputation when she seized yet another PBA Women’s series title live on ESPN at the Earl Anthony Memorial Classic in Dublin, Calif.At just 26 years of age, Stefanie Nation is now an international star with a competitive itinerary that spans the globe, including Berlin, Taiwan, Mexico, Denmark, Guam and the Dominican Republic. Though Nation began her competitive bowling career just ten years ago, success came almost instantly. She remains the youngest person ever to make Team USA and won the first of an amazing three-consecutive Junior Gold tournaments at age 19. At the University of Central Florida, Nation compiled a long record of success that included an appearance in the National Championship.Stefanie Nation is regularly featured in centerfolds and advertisements in the most widely-read publications in the bowling industry, and she has become a fixture on ESPN’s many bowling telecasts both as a competitor and a commentator. Her talent and the attention she garners at events around the world make her the kind of transcendent star that any sport can hang its hat on.
· World Singles Champion at the 2009 World Women’s Championships held in Las Vegas, Nevada.· Has won 15 medals in International competition including 7 Gold, 5 Silver and 3 Bronze. · Competed in 5 World Championships – three Women’s and two Youth.· Bowled on 3 different continents in 7 different countries including:Mexico, Denmark, Germany, Taiwan, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Guam.· Is sponsored by 2 major International companies – Brunswick bowling and VISE Inserts.
· Youngest to win a Professional Bowlers Association Women’s Series title at age 24.· Is one of only 4 participants to qualify every year for the Professional Bowlers Association Women’s Series.· 2010 Professional Bowlers Association Women’s Series Earl Anthony Memorial Champion.· 2008 Professional Bowlers Association Women’s Series Pepsi Viper Champion.· Has made two Women’s US Open Television finals.· Been on ESPN on 5 different occasions.
· Six time member of Team USA – 2005-2010.· Four time member of Junior Team USA – 2000, 2004-2006.One of two females to win three consecutive Junior Gold Championships