Kim Adler was a top professional bowler competing on the Ladies Pro Bowlers’ Tour (LPBT) and Professional Women’s Bowling Association(PWBA) from 1991 until the closing of the PWBA Tour in 2003.
*15 National PWBA Titles
*3 Regional PWBA Titles
*2004 USBC Women’s Championships All Events Champion
*(24) 300 games
*High Series :823
*Five time All-American Team, including 2000 Team Captain
*Bowler of the Decade (1990’s) Nominee
*2000 Metropolitan Bowling Writers Bowler of the Year
*1999 Southern Bowling Writers Bowler of the Year
*1993 PWBA Player of the Year runnerup
*1991 PWBA Rookie of the Year
*5th woman in bowling history to roll back-to-back 300 games
*1st 800 series by a woman on the newly-developed Sport Pattern by USA Bowling, 2001
*Ranked in the top 10 worldwide for ten seasons
*Ranked 9th in world for career earnings, PWBA
*Career PWBA Average: 210.51
*Career PWBA TV Appearances: 57
*Career TV Average: 212.82
*Career Top 5 finishes:
3rd ( 8 )
Kim is a past USA-Silver certified Bowling Instructor with over 30 years coaching experience. Has previously worked with Professional Bowling Camps, Professional Bowling Instruction, SuperCamps, Kegel Training Center as an instructor. Has worked with C.A.T.S., Brunswick Pro Trainer, and Kegel Training System Instruction Software for on-lanes analysis.
ESPN Color Commentator/PWBA Bowling
Feature Writer: Bowling Digest Magazine
Kim was married in 1994 to Tommy Adler, a paramedic, after meeting him through the Florida Today Personal advertisements. They are proud parents of 4-year old daughter Emma and five cats: Sissy, Mazzy, Edward, Julius and Coco
- Born: September, 1967, Springfield, Massachusetts as Kimberly Kahrman. Raised in West Springfield, Massachusetts, and graduated from East Longmeadow High School in 1985.
- 1st Bowling Center Appearance: candlepin bowling in front of Riverside Amusement Park, 5 years old
- 1st tenpin bowling league: Shaker Bowl Pee Wees, 6 years old
- Junior Leagues: Shaker Bowl, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
- 1st statement to become a professional bowler: Mrs. Miron’s 3rd grade homeroom (average at nine:153)
- Frequented Western Massachusetts bowling centers: Shaker Bowl, Bradley Bowl (CT), Wilbraham Ten Pin, Riverdale Lanes, Chicopee Lanes, Northampton Ten Pin
- Quit college to pursue bowling in 1986
- Took a job at 18 at Shaker Bowl running the front service desk at night in order to practice for free.
- Worked at Bradley Bowling Center (Windsor Locks, CT) as a League Coordinator full time to practice for free.
- Met coach and first husband PBA member Pete Couture during league bowling at Bradley Bowl in 1987 through mutual friend Mike Triggs.
- turned professional upon husband Pete’s encouragement in December, 1990 after winning first Women’s All Star Association Title with Mike Tryniski in Atlantic City, NJ
- First Pro to Inspire Kim: Bill Spigner at Professional Bowling Camps, 1983. Later to become Kim’s lifetime bowling coach, mentor and friend
- Had a side- jewelry business, frequently supported by fellow women professional bowlers while on PWBA Tour, 2000-2002. Many of her pieces were worn by the competitors while on ESPN telecasts