Gus Falgien form Kegel and Peter Somoff from Storm will present a two-session seminar. The first session will feature new information from Kegel and Storm’s new seminar “Extreme Road Trip” and include both presenter’s additional perspective about today’s bowling.
In the second session, they will host a lane session with different patterns and balls to present valuable information with the eye of the “Lane Man” and “Ball Guy” which includes interactive analysis of ball motion with the participants.
Falgien began his bowling career in 1987 and has held a number of positions within the industry, including working as a laneman for both the PBA and PWBA Tours, a mechanic for AMF Bowling Centers and Brunswick Recreation Centers, a member of the BBIA Board of Directors, and is currently a member of the World Bowling Technical Committee. Falgien brings over 30 years of bowling experience to his position. Hired by Kegel in 2002 in the Sales and Marketing Department, Falgien now leads the International and Domestic Sales Team as VP of Sales.
Somoff, the Director of Global Technical Communications for Storm Products, spends much of his time conducting seminars about bowling balls, drilling techniques and other pro-shop-related topics, but his role also allows him to spend a lot of face time with bowlers eager to improve on the lanes.
Over the years, he has served a variety of roles with Storm and now covers a territory that includes Africa, Australia, Europe and the Middle East, where he meets with pro shops and their customers directly to educate them about the company's products.
He has owned or operated more than a dozen pro shops during his career in the bowling industry, and he is an International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association (IBPSIA) Master Instructor.
Competitively, Somoff earned two Professional Bowlers Association regional titles during a PBA career that spanned from 1982-2003.