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Terry “T” Wiley began bowling at the age of 12 in youth leagues throughout the Washington, D.C. area. At age 14, he teamed with his Dad, Walter Wiley, in the BPAA Family Tournament and won their division. This qualified them for the State Finals in Staunton, Virginia, where father and son won the State Title. This title earned them a spot in the BPAA Family National Finals held at Bowl America Shirley. They did not go on to win that title, but it was a great accomplishment for a youth bowler.
Terry continued to excel in youth bowling, winning three Junior Virginia Masters titles, a Princess Anne Doubles championship with partner Steve Hill, as well as earning a second-place finish in the Vir-Mar District Invitational Tournament.
Terry moved from the youth leagues into adult leagues where he has had numerous accomplishments, including:
- PBA Regional Title, York, Pa., in 2009—a year in which he cashed in 10 of 13 PBA regionals, qualified for and placed 35th among 90 in the PBA Regional Players Invitational after finishing fifth in regional points, and placed 24th in a field of 207 players in PBA Regional Players Championships
- High average of 230 (99 games, First Niters Mixed, BA Falls Church, 2008-09)
- 2-time Association Top 10 ranking (1986-87 and 2011-12)
- 2-time Champion of Nation’s Capital Area Masters Scratch Tournament and 40 and Over Tournament; 3-time Champion of Sport Shot Scratch Tournament
- National Champion, 2006 40-Frame Game Tournament in Corpus Christi, Texas (Scratch Singles and Scratch Doubles with partner Mike Boyd)
- Scratch Team Champion, 2007 & 2009 Guys and Dolls Tournament
- Staff Member of Turbo 2-N-1 Grips and Columbia 300
- 12 – 800 series, with a high of 837, and 27 – 300 games, one of which he accomplished while competing in the 2004 ABC National Tournament in Reno, Nev.
Terry continued to pursue his bowling by joining the PBA as a member from 1986-1990 and rejoining in 2008, where he has cashed twice in PBA national tournaments and has multiple “Top 16” finishes in PBA regional events. He has competed in 23 ABC/USBC National tournaments with a composite average of over 200.
Over the past seven years in the NCAUSBCA Open Championship Tournament, Terry has demonstrated excellence on the lanes by recording successive nine-game All Events totals of 2,096 (2007), 2,025 (2008), 2,118 (2009), 2,060 (2010), 1,928 (2011), 1,981 (2012), and 2,011 (2013) for an average of 225.7 for 63 games—very likely the highest Open Tournament composite average by any member since the creation of NCAUSBCA. Terry’s teams are always competitive each year, and his “Wiley’s Coyotes I” lineup took top honors in the 2008 Scratch Team category.
Terry “T” Wiley is an accomplished bowler with a wealth of knowledge that he will gladly share with fellow bowlers or anyone who approaches him. He is an outstanding addition to the NCAUSBCA Hall of Fame.