Pioneers of Yesterday
Bowled for 72 years.
Began setting pins at the age of eight during the 1913-14 season.
At that time wooden balls were used with rubber balls gaining in
popularity. At the age of fourteen,
worked as a foul judge. Started
league bowling in 1921 and tallied first 600 when sixteen.
Four years later, in a tournament in Shakopee, captured second place and
cashed for $80.00 with his Actual four game series of 832.
In 1954 won the
Minnesota "State" Singles title with 667.
At age 73, averaged 183 in league and won Most Improved Bowler in
addition to rolling a 676 series. At
age 80, averaged 166 and 168 in the Golden Age League at Hillcrest.
Also wrote for the Eastsider newspaper and reported bowling highlights in
his column. Personal high game is 278 and high series is 694.
Last Updated : Jan-01-2013