Pioneers of Yesterday
Member of the Prairie League from 1941 to
1948. Among the Straightaway leagues bowled in were Harkins Straightaway, St. Paul City,
Midway Classic, Twin City Classic, Hafner's Major and the Midway Major since 1948. At the
time of his nomination, composite career average was 188 with a personal high of 209.68.
Bowled the ABC Tournament twenty times and was carrying an ABC Tournament average of
183.94. In 1961, shared the St. Paul City Doubles title with his son, Ken, totaling 1361.
Shared Minnesota State Doubles title with son, Ken, with a 1315 in 1964. In 1962, while
bowling on the same team with his son, rolled the highest known father-son combination at
that time, 1508. Member of the Minnesota State Team champions and earned St. Paul All City
Team honors in 1964. Member of the St. Paul All City Second Team for the 1960-61 season.
Captured fourth place in the Tribune Classic in 1975 with an 895 four game total, was the
Class A 700 Club champion in 1980 with a 931 (highest total in that division at that
time), was the Class B 700 Club champion in 1982 with an 835, and in 1979, at the age of
66, rolled his first 300 game at Maplewood Lanes on the way to a 723 series. One of two
father-son duos to win 700 titles. For the past six years has been bowling in two senior
leagues at Minnehaha. Has a composite average of 178.
Last Updated : Jan-01-2013