United States Bowling Congress Public Relations and Social Media Manager Lucas Wiseman has left USBC and will be moving into a new career outside the bowling industry later this month.
Wiseman, who worked at USBC for 13 year and was the main voice of BowlTV, covered his last event at the 2015 World Bowling Women’s Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this week.
“It’s with a heavy heart that I leave USBC because I have been able to meet so many great people over the years,” Wiseman said. “Deep down, I have always been a bowling fan and will always be a bowling fan. It was a difficult decision to leave, but one I felt it was time to make to further my career.”
Wiseman began work for the American Bowling Congress in 2003, covering the 100th ABC Championships Tournament in Knoxville, Tennessee, and started covering Team USA and traveling internationally in 2005.
As a pioneer of BowlTV’s live streaming, Wiseman helped usher in a new era of bowling fans being able to watch the sport. He helped begin BowlTV’s live streaming efforts in 2009 at the World Women’s Championships in Las Vegas.
“We were able to bring live coverage of events that bowling fans previously never were able to see and that’s huge,” Wiseman said.
“Before BowlTV started broadcasting events like the World Championships or World Cup, fans had to actually be in the bowling center to see the action. We were able to bring that action to hundreds of thousands of people over the years.”
Wiseman covered 10 World Championships around the globe and provided live streaming for six of those events. He traveled to World Championships in Aalborg, Denmark; Busan, Korea; Monterrey, Mexico; Bangkok, Thailand; Las Vegas (twice); Munich, Germany; Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, UAE (twice).
Wiseman has also covered the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup eight times traveling to Caracas, Venezuela; St. Petersburg, Russia; Melaka, Malaysia; Toulon, France; Wroclaw, Poland (twice); Krasnoyarsk, Russia and Las Vegas. He provided live coverage on BowlTV of five World Cups.
He covered the World Youth Championships three times, covered 10 different Pan American Bowling Federation events, two World Games and one Pan American Games.
Wiseman also traveled across the United States providing thousands of hours of live streaming coverage on BowlTV from events like the USBC Queens, USBC Senior Masters, USBC Team USA Trials, collegiate events and many others leading to millions of views on YouTube.
In addition to providing live streaming, Wiseman also helped bowling generate media attention surrounding the events he covered, including locally and nationally. He wrote press releases, produced video features, took photos and managed social media.
Wiseman began the social media accounts for USBC, helping make the USBC Facebook account the largest and most successful in the bowling industry with nearly 260,000 likes.