Orange’s Jason Belmonte, still arguably the world’s best, claimed his third straight best bowler EPSY Award on Wednesday Evening.
Belmonte, who now boasts four ESPY awards, became the second player to earn three consecutive ESPYs joining Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Norm Duke who won three consecutively in 2007, ’08 and ’09.
Belmonte, a three-time PBA Player of the Year, was among winners in a variety of sports and special moment categories that were determined by fan voting on espn.com, with the winners announced mid-week.
In 2017, Belmonte won the USBC Masters for a record fourth time and brought his PBA major win total to eight by winning the Barbasol PBA Players Championship.
Since last summer he has also compiled eight other top-10 finishes.
"I'm absolutely stoked about winning this year’s ESPY award,” Belmonte, who won his first ESPY in 2011, said.
“I can't thank the fans enough for voting for me. The support and passion I receive from people all around the world is a huge motivation to keep pushing myself to raise the bar.
“To show my fans the appreciation I have for them, I will continue to work hard on and off the lanes and be as interactive as possible with them.”