The fourth set of finalists in the Team USA Fantasy Camp contest has been selected, and bowling fans now can go to BOWL.com to decide who will receive the expenses-paid trip to the International Training and Research Center in Arlington to train with the top coaches in the sport.
One of the finalists will be selected to become the fourth of six winners in the contest. The finalists for this voting period are:
* Richard Banker, Janesville, Wis.
* Aaron Halash, Chandler, Ariz.
* Kevin Prior, Allen, Texas
* Nathen Rush, Mesa, Ariz.
Voting currently is underway on BOWL.com and will continue through Oct. 3. Fans can vote once per day.
To become eligible for the contest, each bowler had to roll a 200 game or better in their United States Bowling Congress Sport Bowling league and then enter on BOWL.com. Every two months this year, four bowlers will be randomly selected from those who entered for a chance to win a trip to the ITRC.
A total of six winners will receive trips to visit the International Bowling Campus, where they will train with Team USA coaches and then take on six members of Team USA in a special competition that will be broadcast live on BOWL.com.
Three winners already have been selected: Mike Reed of Livonia, N.Y.; Chuck Hayslett of Apple Valley, Minn.; and Eric Payawal of Elk Grove Village, Ill.
The ITRC is home to some of the most innovative and cutting-edge coaching technologies available in the bowling industry today, including high-speed video cameras, motion-capture devices, foot-pressure sensors and goggles enhanced with cameras to show exactly where a player is looking during the approach and delivery. A DVR system also is in place and can record any video feed to let a bowler see what they did on their last shot as soon as they step off the lane.
A United States Olympic Committee-recognized training center, the ITRC is a joint venture of USBC and the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America. It is the most innovative and advanced training, research and testing facility in the sport of bowling with 14 lanes for training and six for research and testing.
For more information on the Team USA Experience Fantasy Camp contest and to vote, visit BOWL.com/sportbowling.