Greg Thompson Jr.

Greg Thompson Jr.
Greg Thompson Jr.
Trusted Since: 2005

I started bowling as soon as I could walk. My parents met at Hoover Lanes in Dayton, Ohio and were both bowlers. My dad averaged 210-215 and my mom averaged 169. When I say 169, I mean 169. For 7 years she couldn't average any more or anyless. She is still the most consistent bowler I know. I grew up playing a lot of sports besides bowling. I played baseball, football, basketball and golf through all of middle and high school. However, once I graduated from Trotwood Highschool I mainly focused on bowling. I had a lot of early success in bowling which made me gravitate towards the sport. I broke the 200 average threshold at 11 years old, bowled my first 700 series at 11 years old and inevitably bowled my first perfect game at 13 years. At 13 years old, I bowled my first junior tournament and quickly found out that I still needed to work on a lot of things. I always had a good work ethic which helped me a lot. I didn't have a lot of success in tournament play as a junior but, did happen to win my very last JTBA event which was a junior/adult event. I bowled as an amateur for awhile, but was inevitably motivated to compete against the best, so I joined the PBA at 23 years old. This meant a lot ot me because at 7 years old I told my mom that I would become a professional bowler and marry LeAnne Barrette, and I accomplished half of that. I went on from there to win 4 PBA regional titles and meet some of my closest freinds and still enjoy the sport for the memories and experiences it provides me.

Amateur Accomplishments

2006 Dayton City Doubles Champions
2012 Super Bowl High Roller 5th Place
2011 Modesto Masters Champion
2014 Santa Clara Masters Champion
2016 Pam Buckner Open Champion
300’s – 80   800’s - 40
Back to, Back 300’s twice with high series of 838(238-300-300)

 Professional Accomplishments

4 PBA Regional Titles
2008 Earl Anthony Memorial Classic Champion
2012 PBA West Region Jackson Rancheria Classic Champion
2015 PBA/PBA50 West/NW Sands Regency Doubles Champion
2016 PBA West Region Jackson Rancheria Classic Champion
2006 Central Region Rookie of the Year
2009 and 2010 Wes Region RPI Team
2010 Viper Championship 6th Place(National Tour)
PBA 300’s – 12
13 second place finishes in regionals

Get To Know Greg Thompson Jr.

  1. Favorite thing to do outside of bowling and why?
    I like to hang out with freinds for the most part. As for activities, I really like to golf. I love being out doors, and it's just a really challenging sport I can enjoy with my friends.
  2. Favorite movie of all time and why?
    It would be between The Green Mile or Avatar, but if I have to pick one, i'd say The Green Mile. My grandmother watched it a lot, so I watched it a lot, but it was also a great movie.
  3. Sports fan? favorite teams? andnd why?
    Yes! I love sports! I played baseball for a number of years before breaking my arm in 2014. While baseball is my favorite to play, football is my favorite to watch. Also, secretly I really enjoy watching women's volleyball, but, that is mainly due from watching my cousin play division one Volleyball. I love sports because I am really competitive, and like the sports I do because they were in my life growing up, so I grew a love for them. 
  4. Your favorite thing about your job at Virtue and why?
    I have worked at other pro shops before this, and my favorite thing about my job at Virtue is that I feel like I am part of a team. I feel like I am part of something bigger than just drilling balls.
  5. If you had to describe your personality in one word, what would it be?