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Dan MacLelland
  • Born: 03/11/1985
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 95kg
  • Birthplace: Windsor, ON
  • Hometown: Kitchener, ON

Dan MacLelland will head to his first Pan American Games at TORONTO 2015 as the reigning men’s world singles champion, a title he won in December 2014. It was not his first time winning a major event, having captured the Masters title at the 2011 PABCON (Pan American) Championships. As an amateur, MacLelland was named Collegiate Bowler of the Year in 2007-08 and 2008-09. He also led Saginaw Valley State University to back-to-back Intercollegiate Team Championship titles in 2006 and 2007. MacLelland joined the Professional Bowlers Association in 2009 and has won nearly $200,000 in tour earnings. He has made eight appearances in PBA TV finals, including the PBA World Championship in November 2012 when he finished fifth.

Personal

Family: Parents Leonard (deceased) and Michelle MacLelland… Older sister Ann… Twin brother Steve… Getting into the Sport: Started bowling at age 4… His father owned a pro shop where he grew up bowling so he could bowl for free five days a week after school for 40 weeks a year… Outside Interests: Enjoys playing cards and travelling… Works as the General Manager of Frederick Lanes in Kitchener… Graduated from Saginaw Valley State University in 2010 with a degree in sociology… Odds and Ends: Nickname: DMac… Grew up idolizing pro bowler and ESPY Award winner Pete Weber… Part of his game-day routine is getting a song stuck in his head… Collects magnets during his travels… Favourite motto: Burn the ships…

Notable International Results

World Tenpin Bowling Championships: 2014 – GOLD (singles), 25th (doubles), 17th (trios); 2013 – 20th (singles), 6th (doubles), 19th (trios); 2012 – 30th (singles)

Pan American Championships: 2012 – 31st (singles), 12th (doubles), 6th (trios); 2011 – SILVER (singles); SILVER (doubles), BRONZE (trios)

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