Columbia 300 News


1/20/16

Josh Blanchard Winner of 2015 Steve Nagy Award

by Jerry Schneider

Columbia 300's Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., has been announced as the 2015 winner of the PBA's Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award.

Blanchard, who won both of his PBA Tour titles in 2015, was selected as the Nagy Sportsmanship Award recipient by his fellow competitors. Established in 1966, the Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award is named after the late PBA Hall of Famer and founding members of the PBA. A colorful and talented performer, Nagy made such an impact on his fellow pros that the award was established shortly after his death.

“I’m very honored, of course, that my peers would vote me this honor especially this early in my career,” said Blanchard. “No matter who you are out there on Tour I do my best to treat each player with respect and I’m happy to say that I get that same respect in return. For me, competing with that attitude helps me be a better bowler.”