Pioneers of Yesterday
Began his long career when he joined a
church league in 1927 and, during the same year, started in a straightaway league. Started
with a 200+ average and continued for eighteen years with a 200+ average in one or more
leagues. His lifetime average is within the range of 196 to 200. High games include two
290s with a high series of 759 in 1932 in the Merchant's League. Averaged 205 in two
leagues in 1939. Has rolled 42 700-or-more series. Has bowled in all of the major leagues
in St. Paul. Was a member of the St. Paul City league from 1938 until his death in 1989 .
This being a period of over 51 years in this league. Wally averaged 189 during the 1979-80
season; 186 in 1980-81; 176 in 1981-82 and 190 in 1983-84. Has participated in 32
"ABC" tournaments and received a plaque for his 30th year of participation. Has
competed in 14 Petersen Classics and has bowled for 45 years in company leagues.
Last Updated : Jan-01-2013