DV8 adds Ryan Ciminelli and Bob Learn Jr. to pro staff


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    201213PBARyanCiminelli.jpgDV8 has announced that Ryan "Hitman" Ciminelli and Bob "Mr. 300" Learn Jr. have joined its Pro Staff.

    Ciminelli (pictured left), Cheektowaga, N.Y., captured his first career Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) national title in 2011 when he won the One-a-Day Earl Anthony Memorial. Ciminelli had a runner-up finish in the 2012 Tournament of Champions and finished the 2011-12 season ranked tenth on the PBA Tour.

    "We are very excited about adding Ryan to the DV8 Pro Staff," said Brian Graham, director of sales and marketing. "Ryan is an outstanding talent with one of the most powerful strike balls on the PBA Tour. His extremely aggressive style is a great match for the DV8 brand."

    "I am stoked to get these DV8 balls in my hands out on Tour," said Ciminelli. "The DV8 brand fits my aggressive attitude on the lanes and matches up to my dark side. These powerful hitting balls combined with my high speed and rev rate should make for some serious pin assassinating…quick and painful."

    2012PBASBobLearn.jpgLearn (right), Macomb, Mich., serves as the Regional Sales Manager for Turbo 2-N-1 Grips, and he bowls on the PBA50 Tour. He has one senior title and five PBA tour titles including the 1999 U.S. Open to his credit.

    "Bob is a great addition to the DV8 Pro Staff," said Graham. "He is fun to watch bowl, and we look forward to seeing him bring home several wins on the PBA50 Tour."

    "I am really excited about being added as a member of the DV8 Pro Staff," said Learn. "I am extremely aggressive and intense on the lanes, and DV8 is a perfect match for my personality. I started throwing DV8 last season and had immediate success. Now, I'm a DV8 Baller and ready to put more notches in my win category."

    Ciminelli and Learn join Mike "Choogs" Machuga, Ronnie "Country Boy" Russell, Brian "Deuce" Valenta, and Shannon "Shan-O-Mac" O'Keefe on the DV8 Pro Staff.