Maria Bulanova

About Maria Bulanova

Maria has been bowling for over 15 years, earning several accolades around the world. She became the youngest player ever to win a European Bowling Tour title by winning the 2013 Russian Open. She earned 17 European Championships medals, including her win in the 2015 European Champions Cup, and finished third at the 2015 QubicaAMF World Cup. She bowled collegiately for Vanderbilt University, where she was a four-time All-American, the 2016 D1 Rookie of the Year, the 2019 D1 Player of the Year, and was a part of the NCAA National Championship team in 2018. After graduation, she coached at St. Francis College-Brooklyn for two years and recently got her Bronze Level certification from USBC in March of 2023.

Strategies for Getting Lined Up

Why it's not just about pattern length


As I was traveling to Spokane for the second stop of the PWBA season, I was reminiscing about my previous experience bowling at the host center, Lilac Lanes and Casino. The last time the PWBA competed in Spokane was in 2021.... [Read More]

Think Ahead and Adjust on the Fly

Observations and strategies from the 2023 PWBA Stockton Open


Competitive bowlers, whether they are college athletes, professionals, or weekend warriors, all have something in common: we all need to learn from our experiences in order to maximize our potential in future events. Over the next few articles, I’ll be... [Read More]