Anthony Simonsen Parents: Father Benjamin And Mother Teresa

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The American bowler, Anthony Simonsen, shared a close bond with his parents, Benjamin and Teresa.

His heavenly parents always remained a strong pillar in his professional career and personal life.

Further, the sportsman often remembers his father and mother on various occasions and thanks them for the life and success he has today.

Anthony Simonsen Is A Talented Ten Pin Bowler
Anthony Simonsen Is A Talented Ten-Pin Bowler (Source: Instagram)

Anthony Walter Simonsen, aka Anthony Simonsen (born on January 6, 1997), is a ten-pin bowler from Little Elm, Texas, now living in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He has been part of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) since 2014. In 2016, the bowler became the youngest player ever to win a major PBA championship, and now he holds the record for the youngest player with five major PBA Tour titles.

Likewise, the sportsperson uses a unique two-handed shovel-style delivery, dominating with his right hand.

In the 2022 season, at 25, Anthony made over $1 million in career PBA earnings. Not just that, the sportsman remained a pro staff member for Roto Grip bowling balls and Vise Grips finger inserts.

Anthony Simonsen Parents

Anthony Simonsen loves his heavenly parents, Benjamin and Teresa, dearly. He often speaks of them and credits them for his success.

The bowler’s parents remained a strong pillar of support for their son’s career.

Though they departed this world prematurely, they missed many milestones in their son’s life. Nonetheless, they were fortunate enough to witness his strides in the world of sports.

Father, Benjamin Simonsen

Anthony’s father, Benjamin A. Simonsen, often called Ben, was born in the United States on April 6, 1960.

He used to work as a diesel parts seller to support his family. Reportedly, he only had a little money, though he supported his family and kids in making their careers in their desired fields.

Also, the celebrity dad occasionally appeared on his son’s game shows.

Sadly, he passed away on September 10, 2021, keeping the death reason behind the curtain.

Anthony Simonsen With His Father And Friends
Anthony Simonsen With His Father And Friends (Source: Instagram)

The bowler shared the news on his Instagram post with the caption

At 9:20 am Friday morning my dad peacefully went to join my mom in heaven. He is finally pain-free.

I’ll never forget what he has done for me to get to where I’m at in life, and I’m looking forward to keep making you and Mom proud while y’all watch over me.

Happy he got to witness the first title in person… all he ever wanted was for me to enjoy and be successful bowling. It’s not goodbye… just see you later. I love you, Dad!

Though Ben is no more with the bowler, he often remembers him and pours his heart on various occasions.

His Mother, Teresa

Anthony’s mother, Teresa Gayle Simonsen, was born in Galveston, TX, on August 25, 1959, and grew up in Amarillo.

Likewise, the celebrity mother graduated from Amarillo High School in 1977. She later moved to Dallas in 1980 and started work in the grocery industry, most recently employed by Fiesta in Dallas.

Anthony Simonsen's Mother, Teresa
Anthony Simonsen’s Mother, Teresa, Died in 2015 (Source: Dignity Memorial)

Reportedly, the bowler’s mom was artistic and loved painting beautiful scenes and creating colorful flower arrangements. She was interested in bowling, and her children carried the tradition.

Also, Gayle Simonsen’s favorite hobby was playing Bingo, and with her outgoing personality, she could enter a room of strangers and leave having spoken to everyone, making friends along the way. 

Sadly, Teresa died on March 18, 2021. The exact cause of her demise has not been revealed.



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