But that’s not where this journey will end.
Tanner plans to attend IUPUI next fall and whether he will bowl collegiately is still a debate, however, he has no doubts about his plans to make the most out of his talents. Tanner is planning on pursuing a pro bowling career which in some instances pays winners upwards of $500,000.
“You don’t have to bowl in college to go pro,” he said. “It’s a big idea in my mind to go pro so the plan is to keep practicing and work on qualifying for big tournaments. I’ll have to keep a certain average for a year and then see where it goes from there.
“You can’t play basketball until you’re 57 years old. Football and other physical sports can only last so long until you have to stop playing. Bowling — that’s something you can do forever. You can bowl as an old man so I’ll never stop playing.”