|Jason Belmonte Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||July 29, 1983|
Jason Belmonte has many laurels to his name as one of Australia’s finest ten-pin professional bowlers. He is an achiever having won 18 PBA titles and was named PBA Player of the Year 4 times till 2018. Hailing from Orange city in New South Wales, Australia, he was appointed the Goodwill Ambassador of The Bowling Foundation and was named the first Ambassador for the City of Orange as well. Jason has also developed a bowling game app called Bowling by Jason Belmonte for all the bowling fans.
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Jason Belmonte completed his schooling from the Kinross Wolaroi School in Orange, Australia.
- Father – Aldo Belmonte (Owner of Orange Ten Pin Bow)
- Mother – Marisa Belmonte
- Siblings – Rebecca Belmonte (Younger Sister)
- Others – Armilla (Niece)
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jason Belmonte has dated –
- Kimberly Shapter (2007-Present) – Jason married his girlfriend Kimberly Shapter in 2007. They are blessed with 3 beautiful children – daughter Aria Belmonte (born December 2009), son Hugo Belmonte (born April 2012), and youngest daughter Sylvie Belmonte (born January 2016).
Race / Ethnicity
- Often keeps light stubble beard
- Wide forehead
Jason Belmonte has endorsed various brands like –
- Storm Products
- Dexter Bowling
- Logo Infusion
- VISE Inserts
- Fanie Hose
- Ultimate Bowling Products
- TeslaAthlete Originals
Best Known For
- Being the first bowler to use 2-handed “shovel” style of bowling
- Achieving 18 Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) titles which include 9 major tournaments and for winning the PBA Player of the Year 4 times till 2018
- Winning World Tenpin Masters (2007), Qubica AMF World Cup (2011), Korea Cup (2010), Thailand Open (2011), Australian Masters, Sydney (2012), and Brunswick Euro Challenge, Greece (2006)
First Bowling Match
In October 2008, Jason played his first professional bowling match at the PBA World Championship. He finished at the 10th position, averaging at 228.39, and achieving the score of 18097.00 points to win a cash sum of $4,600.00.
First TV Show
In 2015, he made his debut TV show appearance on Network Ten’s talk show The Project.
As a professional bowler, Jason’s training includes working on one part of the game at a time and focusing on the areas that need improvement during the entire training session. He uses drills to isolate and work on the weak spots. Rather than quantity, he believes in the quality of training and sticks with training for about a maximum of 45-60 minutes with 2-3 minutes break after every 20 minutes.
Jason Belmonte Favorite Things
- Ice Block Color – Purple
- Food – His Nonna’s homemade pasta and homemade sauce, his wife’s pumpkin ravioli
- Destination For Long Stay – Chicago
- Destination For Short Stay – Manhattan, New York
Source – YouTube
Jason Belmonte Facts
- He started bowling when he was only a year and a half by pushing the ball with 2 hands which later developed into his 2-handed style of bowling.
- By the age of 3, he had started competing in matches and when he was only 4 years old, he won his first event.
- His home training center is the Orange Tenpin Bowl which is owned by his parents.
- Jason is a right-handed bowler, although he uses both his hands to shoot the ball down the lane.
- His average highest score in tournaments is 248.9.
- His hobbies include playing all kinds of sports, video editing, and writing.
- He became the first Australian at a junior level to bowl a 300 game overseas at the age of 17.
- He once introduced Google Glass to bowl a perfect 300 game.
- In 2009, he appeared on his first professional televised event at The Bowling Foundation Long Island Classic Tournament. He won the tournament beating Michael Pagan of the U.S. in the finals.
- In 2009, he was appointed as the first goodwill ambassador of The Bowling Foundation.
- In 2009, according to a poll conducted by the Central Western Daily in Orange, Australia, Belmonte was voted the Best Male Sports Star of the Decade.
- On October 2, 2016, he launched a realistic bowling game app called Bowling by Jason Belmonte.
- To him, the toughest part of being a professional bowler was being away from home for a considerably long period of time.
- Visit his official website @ jasonbelmonte.com.
- Follow Jason Belmonte on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Featured Image by Jason Belmonte / Instagram