Last weekend, Shane Van Boening, a native of Rapid City, SD was apart the United States team to win the Mosconi Cup. On Friday, Team USA won the top prize 11-9 in London over Europe, and it was Van Boening who secured the winning point.
This is the first time that Team USA has won the event in eight years. Van Boening was also on the United States team in 2009, which also won the Mosconi Cup. He also scored the winning point for Team USA that year as well.
In 2014, SDPB sat down with Shane Van Boening, who early in his career was nicknamed by his competitors as “The South Dakota Kid.”
Shane Van Boening's Notable Accomplishments
5X US Open 9-Ball Champion: 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016
4X US Open 10-Ball Champion: 2011, 2016, 2017, and 2018
2X US Open 8-Ball Champion: 2016 and 2018
2X World Masters Champion: 2014 and 2015
2X Mosconi Cup Champion: 2009 and 2018