In the coming months, we'll talk with some of best-known bowlers at the Open Championships and get their thoughts on their time at the tournament and what it takes to succeed on the championship lanes.

This week, we heard from USBC Vice President of Media, Pete Tredwell, who will be in Las Vegas to compete in this year's event on April 5 and 6.

Tredwell, who will be making his eighth tournament appearance, is coming off of a career-high 1,782 all-events total at the 2007 Open Championships in Reno, Nev.

The accomplished right-hander is a former collegiate bowler. He was a four-year starter at Indiana University (1991-95), including the 1994-95 season when the Hoosiers spent most of the season as the No. 1-ranked team in the nation by the Bowling Writers Association of America.

Off the lanes, Tredwell is a two-time Emmy-award-winning producer for ESPN and was the first director-at-large on the USBC Board of Directors before joining the USBC staff in April 2008.

HOMETOWN: Hamden, Conn. (currently Flower Mound, Texas)





ONE all-time favorite host city: Las Vegas

TWO best Open Championships memories: 1. walking down center aisle for the first time; 2. being asked to be featured in "On the Lanes" for

THREE keys to success at the Open Championships: 1. teamwork; 2. making spares; 3. stay inside of the second arrow at all times!

FOURgettable Open Championships moment: First practice shot of my first ever team event, I slipped on the approach and fell down

FIVE bowlers in history on your Open Championships fantasy all-star team: Norm Duke, Chris Barnes, Robert Smith, David Ozio and Bo Burton

SIX bowling balls currently in your Open Championships arsenal: Storm Virtual Gravity, Storm Hy-Road, Roto Grip Cell, Hammer Real Deal, Columbia White Dot, last ball TBD

SEVEN cities you'd like to see the Open Championships go to/return to: Arlington (Texas), Hartford, Orlando, St. Louis, Indianapolis, New York and San Diego

EIGHT favorite bowling balls ever: Blue Hammer, Red Pearl Hammer, Pink Hammer, Track Code Red, Columbia Piranha, Columbia Rock On, Hammer Real Deal, Storm Virtual Gravity

NINE other current/eligible bowlers you would choose to join you on your ideal pair of companion teams at the Open Championships: Bill Hoffman, Brian Graham, Dave Garber, Steve Kloempken, Bryan O'Keefe, Bob Learn, Del Ballard, Derek Eoff and Shannon O'Keefe

TEN seconds or less, who is your favorite bowler of all-time?: Robert Smith

ELEVEN strikes in a row to start a game at the Open Championships, what's going through your head?: Don't change your pre-shot routine or take any extra time

TWELVE years from now, where do you hope to be in your bowling career?: On a streak of 12 straight years bowling 1,800 or better in all-events