Brad joins his mother- Pat Pratt – as a member of our bowling Hall of Fame. This is the 2nd mother-and-son combination in our Hall of Fame - the other pair being Zelpha and Dave Turner.

It’s no wonder that Brad became interested in bowling with Pat being his mother. However, he started bowling much later than you would have expected. He started bowling at the age of 29. He bowled with Pat in several summer leagues including a no-tap league where he averaged over 270. They gave him a plaque for all the no-tap 300’s he bowled.

Finally, Merle Burthay asked Brad to bowl in his first sanctioned league at the age of 31 in the 1994-1995 season. This was in the Union League bowled at Don Lowry Lanes East. That first year he averaged 182 – a pretty good start to a bowling career! He has bowled every year since except for missing the 1998-1999 season when he had elbow surgery following a ripped tendon injury sustained at work.  

Since then, he has racked up a nice bowling resume.



High Game - 300 (4 times)

High Series - 801 (twice)

High Average - 225


High Series

  • Rolled 801 series at Eagles twice (9/13/2010 and 11/20/2011)
  • Had over 40 series of 700 or more during the 2011-2012 season - Kokomo record
  • Rolled between 100-200 series over 700

High Games

  • Four 300 games
  • 3-4 299 games
  • Shot 299 in the Challenge League with the heavier gold pro Brunswick pins - while subbing - high league game by over 30 pins

High Averages

  • Top averages each season for the last 10 seasons are - 214, 214, 206, 215, 217, 225, 217, 219, 209 and 204
  • Five other seasons averaging over 200
  • Averaged 225 at Kokomo Sport Bowl for high association average that year and a Merit Award


  • Bowled PBA Regional tournaments for 2 years (2011-2012) twice just missing the cut into match play
  • Won a 3-game sweeper preceding the Indiana Scratch Classic in Lafayette
  • Finished in the top-5 in several scratch tournaments in Indianapolis

Iron-Man for 2011-2012 season - 9 leagues with 30+ games and two more leagues with 18 and 27 games