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Meet the staff members of CheapBowlingBalls.com. See who works for us and how long. Learn who bowls for us and what there credentials are.


Jim Hilligas Jr.

Staffed By
Storm Bowling
Roto Grip

Home Town
Kettering, OH

Birth Date
4/29/1977  

Throws
Right 

300 Games
57

Jim Hilligas Jr. (Co-Owner & Co-Founder)

26 career 800 series with a high of 867

Bowling has been a huge part of my life since I was 4 year old and began youth bowling. During YABA, I won multiple tournaments and continued my bowling career in high school where I bowled on the varsity team for 4 years. I pursued my collegiate bowling career at Morehead State University, an A1 division school. I still bowl competitively and have won tournaments coast to coast, with my most notable accomplishment being The World Team Challenge Grand Nations in 2005. I have been in the proshop business since 2000.

In my off time from bowling, I enjoy spending time with my family, including my fiancé, Casey and my 11 year old daughter, Jazilyn. I also enjoy riding my motorcycle, playing volleyball, playing pool, and fine dining. Drag racing is another hobby of mine and when I’m not racing you may find me at Eldora Speedily watching dirt car racing. When the weather is nice you can find me at our local golf courses. I enjoy staying busy and hanging out with friends.

Accomplishments

  • Finished 42nd in Singles at the 2010 USBC Nationals
  • Personal High Average of 248 (99 games)
  • Bowled for Morehead State University from 1996-2000
  • 1st - Bowlers Action Tour - 1995
  • 1st - 700 Club Tournament - 2002
  • 1st - Shootout at the fort sweeper - 2004
  • 1st - West Virginia Sweeper, Galaxy Lanes - 2003
  • 1st - West Milton Shootout - 2003
  • 1st - PBA Sweeper - 2004
  • 1st - World Team Challenge Grand Championship - 2004
  • 1st - City Team Scratch/Handicapped - 2006
  • 1st - City Singles Scratch - 2007
  • 1st - City Mixed Team - 2009
  • 1st - City Mixed Team- 2011
  • 2011 Season Greater Dayton, OH - Bowler of the Year
  • 2011 1st Team All City
  • 1st - City Mixed Team - 2012 (Scratch & Handicap)
  • 2012 1st Team All City

Michael Hilligas

Home Town
Kettering, OH

Birth Date
5/14/1979

Throws
Right

Michael Hilligas  (Co-Owner & Co-Founder)

Mike has over 8 years experience in the Pro Shop industry and is the co-owner & co-founder of CheapBowlingBalls.com. Mike is incharge of customer service, all technical aspecs of the website, and he is our product specialist.

Mike began bowling at the age of 5 in leagues and continued bowling in leagues and tournaments until 18. Mike bowled for his high school bowling team and participated in bi-weekly YABA tournaments. After a breif time away from bowling to focus on college he returned to bowl recreationally in leagues.

Currently Mike enjoys spending time with his family especially his 2 daughters ages 8 and 4. Mike is an assistant instructor in Shaolin Wing Chun Kung Fu and practices regularly at Meng's Martial Arts. He also enjoys traveling to foreign countries, cooking, going to food festivals, and staying active.

 

 


Nick Contreras

Home Town
Pass Christian, MS 

Birth Date
9/19/1986

Throws
Right

300 Games
36

Nick Contreras
 (CheapBowlingBalls.com National Staff Member)

23 career 800 series with a high of 838

I was born in New Orleans, LA where I began bowling at a very young age as my entire family has been involved in the sport for decades. I Traveled often as a YABA bowler making almost all of the SSJBA events as well as state and other events held throughout the southeast. my best accomplishment as a youth would be Mississippi state scratch champion at 12 years old, or winning the Chris Wall memorial doubles. I have since relocated to Pass Christian, MS. I am a full time route driver for Pepsi-Cola and other time spent besides bowling is focused on college football (GEAUX TIGERS), and having parties with family and friends. I also enjoy listening to music, a good cigar, and playing texas hold-em.

Accomplishments

  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Bowling Association (mgcba) record holder for most honor scores in a single season
  • 13-14 book average 239.7 (105 games) Cypress Lanes, D'Iberville, MS
  • House record 833 series Island Strikz bowling center Gulfport, MS
  • 2014 MS state champion
  • 2014 Gulf Coast USBC city champion
  • Double Diamond Invitational Gautier, MS 1st place team member
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Fall Classic D'Iberville, MS 1st place team member
  • 1st place Mothers day shootout Hammond, LA
  • Gulf Coast scratch bowlers tour 1st event champion
  • USBC bronze level certified coach
  • USBC registered youth volunteer

Jeff Sisson

Home Town
Marion. OH

Birth Date
7/22/1987

Throws
Right

300 Games
37

Jeffrey Sisson (CheapBowlingBalls.com National Staff Member)

34 career 800 series with a high of 858

I started bowling when I was 4 years old. I bowled junior league as a child at Plaza Bowling Center Marion, Ohio as I grew I continued to bowl at those lanes until they burnt in 1998. I then started to bowl at Southland Lanes and Star Lanes in Marion. I also bowled junior league at Columbus Square Bowling Palace. As a child I qualified many times for the Coca-Cola and Pepsi Scholarship Tournament and also won first place. I was the youngest youth bowler in Marion to shot a 700. I still continue to bowl in Lexington Ohio, Columbus Ohio, and Marion Ohio. I tend to help out at my friends local pro shop. When I an not bowling I like to spend time with my wife and our 3 sons, help other kids that want to learn about the game of bowling, play softball, and go fishing.

Accomplishments

  • Won multiple junior tournaments
  • Won Keystone Junior Tour in 1998
  • Won Pepsi Scholarship Tournament in 2002
  • 14 years old first 700
  • 18 years old first 300
  • 18 years old first 800
  • I was first person to shot a 800 at Blue Fusion Marion, Ohio
  • Most 800’s in one year in Marion County
  • Marion County All-Star team 2010-2014

Eddie Torrez

Home Town
Silver City, NM

Birth Date
6/29/1984

Throws
Right

300 Games
9

Eddie Joe Torrez (CheapBowlingBalls.com National Staff Member)

3 career 800 series with a high of 821

Being only 30 years old bowling has been part of my life for 27 years. I remember my mom taking me to Sat. morning bowling to bowl YABA. Being from a very small town and a center with only 16 lanes participation was always an issue, ever since I can remember. The thrive for the sport has never left me and still to this day as I get older, it only gets stronger. When I am not at the lanes, you can probably catch me at the golf course working on my golf game. I also work in the IT field where I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Computer Science in May 2009.

Accomplishments

  • High average in 2 Bowling Centers 5+ years
  • Nominated for Las Cruces, NM USBC Hall of Fame for outstanding performance
  • Live TV coverage of win on Dec. 28, 2014 - Watch Video
  • El Paso, Texas City Team Champions – 2013 and 2014
  • 2008 - 2009 Men’s City Tournament - All Events Champion Scratch
  • 2009 - 2010 Men’s City Tournament - All Events Champion Scratch
  • 2010 - 2011 Men’s City Tournament - All Events Champion Scratch
  • 2011 - 2012 Men’s City Tournament - All Events Champion Scratch
  • 2013 - 2014 Men’s City Tournament - All Events Champion Scratch
  • Local NABI wins

Nick Evans

Home Town
Youngstown, OH

Birth Date
5/7/79

Throws
Right

300 Games
67

Nick Evans (CheapBowlingBalls.com National Staff Member)

45 career 800 series with a high of 848

Pretty much from the time I was ready to go to school I was in a bowling alley. My mother and other family members were avid bowlers, so I bowled a lot when I was younger. I joined my first league as a jr when I was 14 years old. It quickly became something I loved and wanted to get better at. Every opportunity I had to bowl I did whether it was league tournament or practice. I even worked in bowling alleys through high school. I joined my first adult league at the age of 18 in 1997. Bowling as many nights of the week as I could and tournaments every week and I still do it today. The passion is always there. I have a full time job working in steel distribution and when I'm not working I am either with family or friends. Have a younger sister mom and 3 nephews who love to bowl also. I catch them and take them bowling whenever I can. I just love the game and the challenges it brings and have since the day I picked up my very first ball.

Accomplishments

  • 1st KJBT tournament (1996 & 1997)
  • 1st Youngstown City Tournament - Team (2003)
  • 2nd Youngstown City Tournament -Singles (2003)
  • 1st Youngstown City Tournament - Singles (2011)
  • 2nd Youngstown City Tournament - All Events (2011)
  • 1st Ace Mitchell Jr/Sr Tournament (2013)
  • 2nd Ohio Inter City Tournament - All Events (2014)
  • 1st Black Friday Put Up Or Shut Up Tournament
  • 5th Lex Lanes Team Baker Tournament (2014)
  • 2nd Jr/Jr/Sr Colonial 77 Lanes Tournament (2014)
  • 5th Ohio State Tournament - All Events (2014)
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