Michael Fagan (bowler)

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Mike Fagan
BornMichael Fagan
(1980-11-04) November 4, 1980 (age 33)
Fort Worth, TX
Other namesKing Of Swing
OccupationTen-Pin Bowler
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)Emily Maier
 
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Mike Fagan
BornMichael Fagan
(1980-11-04) November 4, 1980 (age 33)
Fort Worth, TX
Other namesKing Of Swing
OccupationTen-Pin Bowler
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)Emily Maier
Michael Fagan
Medal record
Men's bowling
Competitor for  United States
World Games
Gold2013 CaliMixed doubles

Mike Fagan (born 4 November 1980 in Westbury, NY) is an American professional bowler and an exempt bowler on the PBA Tour. Known for his high backswing, he is sometimes known as the "King of Swing". He has a high RPM rate, but also has a smooth release, so his style can be classified as either a cranker or a power stroker.

Fagan owns four PBA Tour titles, including one major. He won the PBA Exempt Doubles Classic in 2008 with Danny Wiseman, and captured his first singles title at the 2010 One-a-Day Dick Weber Open. His doubles win came in his 108th career event. He beat all-time titles leader Walter Ray Williams Jr. at the Dick Weber Open for his singles title. His most recent victory came at the 2012 Brunswick Euro Challenge, a World Bowling Tour event, where he was credited with a PBA Title.

In his first TV finals appearance, Fagan lost to Chris Barnes in the semifinals of the 2003 Empire State Open in Latham, New York, 247-195. But in 2012, he got his revenge on Barnes, overcoming a 30-pin deficit after five frames to win his first major championship in the USBC Masters.[1] Fagan narrowly missed winning a second consecutive major in that season's U.S. Open, when Pete Weber rolled a strike on his final ball of the tenth frame to defeat Fagan, 215-214.[2]

Other career highlights:

Personal[edit]

Originally from Patchogue, New York, Michael now resides in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife, Emily, whom he married in 2013.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Vint, Bill. "Mike Fagan Tops Chris Barnes to Win First Major Title in Alka Seltzer Plus Liquid Gels USBC Masters." Article at www.pba.com on January 29, 2012. [1]
  2. ^ Vint, Bill. "Pete Weber Wins Record Fifth U.S. Open to Surpass Father Dick Weber and Don Carter." Article at www.pba.com on February 26, 2012. [2]
  3. ^ Exempt player bios at www.pba.com
  4. ^ "Mike Fagan wins his fifth career EBT title in 3rd Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open." Article at bowlingdigital.com on April 30, 2012. [3]