MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Kyle Sherman, who won his first PBA tour title earlier this season, has signed a two-year contract extension with Columbia 300.
Sherman, who has been with the brands of Ebonite International since graduating from Lindenwood in 2016, will remain one of the faces of the Columbia 300 brand through 2021.
Teamed up with his girlfriend Amanda Greene, Sherman won his first career title in July at the PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles. He has also joined forces with Brad Miller to build their Brad and Kyle YouTube page, which now has more than 45,000 subscribers.
“Kyle has developed both as a bowler and a personality tremendously over the past few years,” said Rob Gotchall, manager of players and performance for Columbia 300. “His passion for the sport of bowling, for the Columbia 300 brand and for helping to educate the bowling public is contagious and helps to set him apart from many of his peers. We are very proud to have him wear the Columbia 300 logo and look forward to watching him continue to develop.”
Sherman joined the PBA in 2017 and struggled in his first two seasons but has had a break-out year in 2019. In addition to his win, he had second-place finishes this season at the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship and the PBA Cheetah Championship.
“They (EBI) have always shown a lot of faith in me, and I really like the collaborations we’ve had,” Sherman said. “I think winning and building the (YouTube) brand has really helped, and they are big supporters of my brand so that’s really cool.”
Sherman will look to continue his success this season at the U.S. Open, which begins Friday at 8 a.m. Eastern live on FloBowling.
The field has four practice sessions Thursday and Sherman said the first pattern, which is 45 feet and flat, was a challenge.
“It hooks a lot,” Sherman said. “You really have to try to stay ahead of the moves. I assume it’s the house, but there’s a lot of friction on these lanes. It didn’t stay flat for very long. The friction quickly built up.”