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Kyle Troup
American professional bowler

Kyle Troup

Kyle Troup
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Intro American professional bowler
Is Bowler
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 11 June 1991
Age 32 years
Star sign Gemini
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Kyle Troup (born June 11, 1991) is an American professional ten-pin bowler residing in Taylorsville, North Carolina. He uses the two-handed shovel-style delivery with a dominant right hand. Troup says he needed two hands when learning to throw the ball as a young child, calling himself self-taught in that regard.

Troup has been a member of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) since 2008, and currently competes on the PBA Tour. He won his first national PBA Tour title in 2015, and has five PBA Tour titles to date. Since 2018, Troup also competes internationally as a member of Team USA.

Amateur career

As a teenager, Troup was one of the youngest-ever members of the North Carolina All Stars team, bowling in events across South Carolina and Georgia in addition to his home state.

On January 7, 2018, Troup finished as the top qualifier at the United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials, making the team for the first time in his career. At the 2018 World Bowling Tour Men's Championships in Hong Kong (held November 24–December 5), he won a gold medal in trios with teammates Andrew Anderson and E. J. Tackett.

Troup and his Team USA teammates won the 2019 Weber Cup over Team Europe. Troup bowled in ten matches over the 32-match event, going 5–0 in singles, 0–3 in doubles, and 1–1 in team.

PBA career

Said to be one of the PBA's premier two-handed bowlers, Troup sometimes uses an older-technology urethane bowling ball on shorter oil patterns. Troup has made 16 PBA championship round appearances through the 2019 season, and owns ten PBA Regional titles. He has rolled 15 career 300 games in PBA competition through 2019.

Early career

Troup spent his first five years as a PBA member bowling mostly in PBA Regional Tour events close to home, while he worked his regular job managing a Wendy's restaurant. He won his first Regional title at age 19 in the 2010 Fort Jackson (SC) Non-Champion Regional. He was named PBA Southern Region Player of the Year in both 2013 and 2014.


In 2015, Troup decided to bowl more events on the national PBA Tour, and made it to the championship round (the final stage of a PBA tournament) four times. He won the 2015 PBA Wolf Open in Shawnee, Oklahoma for his first PBA Tour title. He finished eighth in the South Shore PBA/PBA50 doubles with PBA50 player Jerry Brunette Jr.


In 2016, Troup finished second in the Downums Waste Services Xtra Frame Open, and fourth in the Gene Carter's Pro Shop Classic.


Troup's second PBA Tour title came on April 16, 2017 in the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship, where he teamed with left-handed two-hander Jesper Svensson for the title. His only other TV finals appearance in 2017 was at the PBA World Championship major, where he finished fourth.


On January 28, 2018, Troup made it to the final match of the DHC PBA Japan Invitational, but finished runner-up to top seed Dominic Barrett. Troup won his third PBA title on September 9, 2018 at the Storm Lucky Larsen Masters in Malmö, Sweden, defeating reigning PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte in the final match.


Kyle was a member of the Portland Lumberjacks team, winners of the 2019 PBA League competition. He made a career-high five championship round appearances in 2019, but did not win a title.


Troup won his fourth PBA Tour title at the 2020 PBA Jonesboro Open on February 1. As the #1 seed for the stepladder finals, he defeated Chris Barnes in his sole championship match appearance, 290–269. Troup Won his fifth PBA Tour title at the 2020 Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship on February 29. As the #1 seeds for the final round, Troup and partner Jesper Svensson defeated E. J. Tackett and Marshall Kent, 234–205. This was the second Roth-Holman doubles title for the Troup-Svensson duo, who also won this event in 2017.

PBA Tour titles

  1. 2015 PBA Wolf Open (Shawnee, OK)
  2. 2017 Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship w/Jesper Svensson (Portland, ME)
  3. 2018 Storm Lucky Larsen Masters (Malmö, Sweden)
  4. 2020 PBA Jonesboro Open (Jonesboro, AR)
  5. 2020 Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship w/Jesper Svensson (Indianapolis, IN)


Troup is the son of eight-time PBA Tour winner Guppy Troup, the two constituting the fourth father-son pair to each win PBA Tour titles.

Troup has become one of the more recognized players on tour due to his throwback Afro hairdo, Partridge Family bus-styled attire, and other unique choices of trousers, similar to his father who was known for his flamboyant public persona. Kyle's nickname on Tour is "Afro Fish".

After being knocked out of the 2019 PBA Tour Playoffs in the second round, Troup provided analysis for the final four and championship finals live broadcasts (aired June 1 and 2 on Fox), along with Jason Belmonte and the regular PBA broadcast team of Rob Stone and Randy Pedersen.

PBA career statistics

Statistics are through the last complete PBA season.

Season Events Cashes Match Play CRA+ PBA Titles Average Earnings ($US)
2010-11 1 0 0 0 0 211.83 0
2011-12 3 1 0 0 0 211.83 1,000
2012-13 14 0 0 0 0 209.83 100
2014 7 2 0 0 0 215.44 16,423
2015 17 12 7 4 1 216.84 34,136
2016 20 13 9 2 0 221.44 43,920
2017 21 12 6 2 1 218.95 65,615
2018 28 16 7 3 1 215.01 78,846
2019 25 16 7 5 0 216.47 67,204

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 19 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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