Maria Bulanova (born October 13, 1998) is a right-handed ten-pin bowler from Moscow, Russia, and is considered one of the top players on the Federation of Bowling of Russia (FBR). Champion of Russia 2013-2015, the first in Russian history individual and team gold winner in international youth championships. Fifteen time prize winner of European youth championships (3 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze). Winner of European Champions Cup 2015. The first Russian athlete to win a Gold medal in an international adult championship. She is a member of team Alliance (Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia) and a member of the Brunswick pro staff.
In September 2013 Maria Bulanova became the youngest player ever (14 y.o.) to win a European Bowling Tour title.
In March 2016 she broke the record over 6 games in Singles of European Youth Championships by a score of 1470.
Currently studying Computer Science (class 2020) at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Representing Vanderbilt Commodores as a part of Vanderbilt Women’s Bowling Team. First-team All-American 2017 and the National Rookie of the Year 2017 .Throws: Right
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
300 games: 3
Highest 3-game series: 809
Highest 6-game series: 1483
Multiple winner and prizewinner of Russian Youth Championships and Youth Cups 2006-2014 (singles, doubles, teams in different age categories)
13th International Youth Tournament Jeff de Bruges – third place (2010)
Winner of 16th JIC Sinjoor International Youth Tournament (2011)
Best junior player of Central Federal District of Russia 2011
Vice champion of Moscow Region 2011
Vice champion of Russia 2012 (singles, teams)
Top-8 in masters on European Youth Championships 2012
Finalist of masters event on World Youth Championships 2012
4-time prizewinner on European Youth Championships 2013 (1 silver and 3 bronze medals)
Vice champion of Russia 2013 (doubles, trios)
Winner of RedExpress Russian Open 2013 (12th step of EBT)
Champion of Russia 2013
Champion of European Youth Championship 2014 in singles and team events, silver in all events
Champion of Russia on Russian Team Championships 2014 in all women events - doubles, trios, teams and individual all event
3rd place on 5th Russian Open 2014 (13th step of EBT)
3rd qualyfied, 6th finished on European Champions Cup 2014
4th place and special prize for best women result (299) in one game on 50th Bowling World Cup 2014.
Champion of Russia 2014. Bowled her 1st 300 game in final of Championship
Winner of 2nd Hurghada Open
4-time prizewinner on European Youth Championships 2015 (1 silver and 3 bronze medals)
Champion of Russia on Russian Championships 2015 in all women events - singles, doubles, trios, teams and all event. Rolled the lone women's 300
Winner of European Champions Cup 2015
3rd place on 51st Bowling World Cup 2015
Champion of European Youth Championship 2016 in singles, silver in all events, teams and masters.
Owner of the ETBF's record over 6 games in Singles of European Youth Championships by a score of 1470.
Vice-champion on European Champions Cup 2016
Southland Bowling League Bowler of the Month for December 2016
In the season 2016 - 2017 was named first-team All-American and the national Rookie of the Year