Rich Blake

Started bowling as early teenager when friends and I went for fun.  When I beat them all the time, this made me think bowling was a sport I could be good at.  I decided to join the junior program to see how good I could be.  Never thought 25 years later, I would be working in the industry and achieving the goals I set out for myself.  Bowling is my passion in life and I would not have it any other way!!

 I have always loved Hammer equipment.  The ball reactions match up well with my game.  It was a no brainer to join the Hammer family when asked to be a staff member.  My first 300 game was with a Pearl Blue Hammer when I was 19.

 When not on the lanes, I own and operate two pro shops (Chicago Bowlers Shop) in the Chicagoland area.