Hall Of Fame Members

Class of 1996

Shag ElliottA long time bowler from the Lodi area
John HendershotA long time and current bowler from the Medina area
Dick HooverRetired professional bowler and owner of Hoover Lanes in Brunswick
LevisHunterFormer league and association secretary. Levis’s name is also given to the association’s annual scholarship (deceased)
Ken LucasFormer association officer and instrumental in establishing the youth bowling association in Medina (deceased)
Frank MarksLong time and current bowler from the Medina area
Paul NettletonFormer bowler and association officer from Medina. Paul is also one of the signers of the original association charter
Herb ReitzelOriginal manager of the Medina Lanes and personally responsible for much of the growth in popularity of bowling in the Medina area
Harry WestManager of bowling houses in Lodi and West Salem prior to managing Lafayette Lanes in Medina (deceased)
Jim YoxtheimerFormer association secretary and bowler from Medina. A plaque is maintained by the association recognizing the high scratch team score in each year's tournament in Jim's memory. (deceased)

Class of 1997

Terry ChurchOutstanding county bowler
Anna Belle Cox Longtime supporter of the youth bowling program and YABA Board Member
Russel Knight Sr.(deceased)
Dolores KungliHighly active in the youth program in Medina County
Bill HuffmanLongtime proprietor of Strike-N-Spare Lanes
Lucille WestCo-manager of bowling houses in Lodi and West Salem prior to Lafayette Lanes in Medina

Class of 1998

Thomas ArtersFirst 300 bowler at Strike-N-Spare Lanes. Holds high series at Strike-N-Spare Lanes with score of 835
Edward KungliLongtime county bowler and junior bowler coach. Bowled 300 in Gazette - Medina Lanes Tournament.
Pat S. Noble Past Manager at Lafayette Lanes and Medina Lanes. Has bowled 21 - 300 games and 7 - 800 series.
From ABC records 1988 – 2005
4 – 11 strikes in a row.
1 – 298
1 – 299
4 – 300
3 - 800
Dorothy PandurFounding secretary of the Medina Women's Bowling Association
Scotty & Lois ScottThe original proprietors of Strike-N-Spare Lanes

Class of 1999

Virginia LivingstonVirginia started bowling when Creston opened and bowled until it closed in 1999
Alma LucasAlma was the wife of HOF member Ken Lucas. She was one of the original secretaries and presidents of the Women's Bowling Association.
Steve SadowskiSteve has bowled mainly in Medina and Lodi for 29 yrs. He has several 300's, 800's and has held the highest average in the association several times. He once recorded back to back 800's. Steve has donated several of his awards to the ABC awards system.
From ABC records 1988 – 2005
8 – 11 strikes in a row.
1 – 298
6 – 299
4 – 300
1 - 800
Thelma SteingassShe was active in the early years of the Women's Bowling Assoc
Wanda TottenA long time bowler and board member from Creston, OH

Class of 2000

Jack BrobstNow in his 70’s, Jack was the real pioneer of the Jr. Bowing program. Jack worked in Barberton and knew Jerry Murphy who presided over the Bar-Cop (Barberton – Copley) Junior Bowling Association. Helping Herb Reitzel (manager of the lanes) they started the Medina program and recruited many good helpers.
Charlotte & Jim HuffmanIn 1962, Medina Lanes opened Charlotte was approached to become involved with Medina’s program. Charlotte and Jim (her husband) then worked to get the program going. In the eight plus years that followed, Charlotte was the coordinator of all Jr. bowlers at Medina and reported to Bar-Cop.

Charlotte bowled in ladies leagues, national tournaments and supported both local and state tournaments. Jim bowled in several men’s leagues and tournaments. They both spent many Saturdays as instructors for the junior bowlers in the days when there was a coach on every lane.
Gale RicheyMr. Richey is well known for his bowling accomplishments in the Wadsworth/Akron area

Class of 2002

Barbara BakerMember of Medina WBA for more than 30 years, secretary for 15 yrs., president for 2yrs. Currently 1st Vice President.

Past President, Secretary and Treasurer of various bowling leagues, most recently the Medina Body Shop Ladies Classic.

WIBC member for 38 years and Medina WBA life member. Served as Sgt. At Arms – Ohio Women’s Inter-City Bowling Tournament. Coached in the YABA leagues and served on the MEDWICK association board of directors.
Dennis L. HuffmanBegan bowling at age 10 in exchange for working at the lanes. Owner / Operator of Town & Country Lanes in Creston for about 7 years and at Strike and Spare Lanes in Lodi where the entire staff is made up of family members which provide the bowling alley with a “special touch”.

Has achieved every honor score available from ABC including 6 300’s and an 800. Averaged over 210 for probably two decades and over 220 for several years. Carried a PBA (Professional Bowler’s Association) card for years.

As “The Ball Mechanic” he operates a pro shop at Strike and Spare Lanes where he sells bowling equipment and drills and adjusts bowling balls. He has customers in Nebraska, Colorado and California who still send balls to him to be drilled. In addition, Dennis provides bowling instruction when his services are requested.

From ABC records 1988 – 2005
3 – 11 strikes in a row
2 – 299
3 – 300
1 - 800
Gerald StewartBowled for more than 47 years, bowling at Lake Rec. for 9 yrs., Kolony West for 16 yrs. and Great Oaks for 16 years.. Was a league Sec./ Treas. for 12 yrs. Served as an association director for 20 years including 4 as president and 10 as Sec./Treas. Started bowling at about age 9. Served as Pres. and Sec./ Treas. in the junior leagues. Coached YABA bowlers for 18 years and served as Vice President and director on the MEDWICK board for many of those years.

Most memorable moment was seeing sons Timothy & Jeffrey receiving scholarships at the MEDWICK banquet.
Glenn J. WilliamsPresident of numerous leagues and served as president and sec./ treas. of the local bowling association. Bowled at Kolony West Lanes, Great Oaks Lanes and many other houses in the Akron / Northern Ohio area. Had one sanctioned 300 on lanes 1 & 2 at Kolony Lanes for which he received a diamond ring.

Operated lanes at Kolony, Bowlarama, Akron Coliseum, Eastgate, North Lanes and Great Oaks Lanes. Served on the Greater Akron Bowling Proprietors Association as president for 12 years, treasure of the Akron Bowling Council for 7 years, and Executive Secretary of the Greater Akron Bowling Association. He was assistant producer of Nationwide Television Bowling for AMF and traveled the northeast states producing 133 shows nationwide. He served as Tournament Manager of the Greater Akron U.S. Open Eliminations starting in 1971, Tournament Director of the Sunshine Tournament for Charity and Tournament Director each year for the Firestone Pro-Am Tournament of Champions.

Was inducted into the Tri-County Bowling Hall of Fame.

Class of 2003

Phyllis AbramsWadsworth OH
Championships:
WREN - three times … 1983, 1984, 1985
Friday Nite League five times
Bell Music League 1967
Tuesday Nite Mixed Doubles 2 times
Ohio Match Union 1948
High Average: 175
High Series: 682
High Game: 279
Other Achievements:
- Won Akron Beacon Journal in Class “BB” in 1957
- Won the team championship in Akron City Tournament
Belongs to the 600 club in Akron as well as the National 600 club.

Offices held:
Sec. Of the Sunday Nite Mixed Doubles 5:30 league for 10 yrs.
Don I. Dressler (“DI”)Wadsworth, OH
Championships:
ABC Tourn. in NY - Finished 50th
ABC Tourn in NY - “DI” & Glenn Williams bowled 1274.
VFW Nat’l in Lima OH - “DI” & Ted Jackson bowled 1306.
High Average: 202
High Series: 784
High Game: 298
Other Achievements:
Won Akron Beacon Journal Classic @ Ten Pin Lanes in the Falls in 1957
Won squad prize of $350.00 in Peterson Classic in Chicago in 1952.

Offices held:
President, trustee and secretary in leagues and association for 32 yrs. (Enjoyed all of it)
Clint LiezertMedina, OH
Championships:
Wednesday Night Sportsmen League 1974
Kamalt / Tru-Weld League 1991
Medina Mixed Couples Tournament 1999
Ameri-Cal League runner-up 2000 & 02
Medina Mixed Couples – all events 2001
MBA County Tournament – team event 2003
High Average: 206
High Series: 751
High Game: 299
High Team Game: 1221
In 1994, had a string of 30 games averaging in excess of 220.

Offices held:
President of Stonerollers League
Sec. of Wed. Night Sportsmen league 1972 - 1979
Sec. of Wed. Night Men’s early league 1982 - pres.
Exec. Dir. of Medina Bowling Assoc. 1994 - 2006

Accomplishments:
Helped the assoc. receive a “Service Award” in 1998.
Expanded the annual “average book” to a “yearbook”.
Founded the assoc. WEB site, http://www.medinabowling.com/

Clint has been an avid bowler for more than 50 years. He has a goal of obtaining a lifetime total of more than one million pins. He has kept track of nearly all of his scores over the past 40 years and can tell you his stats for any pair of lanes he has bowled on from Reno to New York. As of 5/3/03, he has record of 5227 games and 947,992 pins.

Class of 2004

John ConoverManaged: Kolony Lanes, North Gate Lanes, Medina Lanes, Great Oaks Lanes, Riviera Lanes

Bowling Accomplishments:
Started Wadsworth junior bowling program
Started senior citizens bowling program at Kolony Lanes
Won 1975 Medina County Masters
Won Wadsworth Assoc Tournament Team Event, Doubles & Singles Event and All Events
Won Central Ohio Qualifier (COPBA)
2nd place in Ohio Intercity Tournament Doubles Event
Won the Eagles Sportsman Award
Won the Medina Assoc. Doubles Tournament in 1980 w/ Ed Kungli
President of the Wadsworth Bowling Assoc
President of the Wadsworth Eagles #2117 League
Vice President on Medina Bowling Assoc. Board of Directors.
2 Service Awards.

High Series: 794 (15 over 780)
High Game: 2 – 300’s + 2 298’s
"Bud" McCamanBowled within the tri-county area for more than 40 years including several leagues and member of the Wadsworth Board of Directors.

Tri-county qualifier: Finished 4th
High Average: 207
High Series: 788
High Game: 3 – 299’s and 2 – 298’s

Other Achievements:
- Conditioned lanes where Biondelillo bowled a 300 in the PBA Firestone Tournament of Champions at Riviera Lanes.
- Worked at 22 Firestone Tournament of Champions events.
Paul WarnerLong time bowler from the Lodi area.

High Average: 200 + for more than 25 years.
High Series: 2 – 800’s including one this year.
High Game: 7 – 300’s including 2 this year.

Other Achievements:
Won team event in county two years ago
Officer of multiple leagues
Youth coach for many years

From ABC records 1988 – 2005
1 – 298
2 – 299
5 – 300
1 - 800

Class of 2005

Jack MaxwellJack has served on the Medina Bowling Assoc. Board of directors for 17 yrs. During this time he was:
- Chairman of Lane Certification during the times when lanes had to be taped within 24 hrs. of an honor score. It was not uncommon to be called out in the wee hours of the morning.
- President - 1984 to 2006

In addition he served as:
- President of the Friday night No Name League from 1987-1998.
- President of the Monday Mixed Classic Trio
- Member of Carr's Moving and Storage League.
- Member of Jo Jo's Sports Bar League
- Officer on the MEDWICK YABA Assoc. board where he was responsible for the Litchfield Seniors junior league.

Bowling achievements include:
5 - 289's
Qinning the Doubles Championship at the 50th County Tournament in 1991 when he and Chet Foth bowled 1426 (1574 w/ hcp)

Class of 2006

Dale CsuhtaDale is a Wadsworth bowler who bowls at Great Oaks Lanes and in several traveling leagues.

He has been involved in many league and tournament championships and has been selected to numerous "All Star" teams.

Honor Scores:
7 - 800's
20 - 300's
10 - 299's
1 - 298
10+ eleven in a row's
High Average: 228
High Series: 846

Offices Held:
Sec. - Wed. Night Independent League
VP - Horner's Corners League
Pres. - Horner's Corners League
Isadore "Iz" Lonier"Iz" was in the business of building and refinishing bowling lanes. One of his first projects was the construction of Kolony Lanes in Wadsworth and one of his last was the construction of Great Oaks Lanes. In the 40's and early 50's he owned a four lane bowling establishment above Houglan's Hardware that was originally owned by "Pop" Curry.

He bowled with several premier teams across Ohio and in the 40's won the Wadsworth Association Tournament All - Events with 758 in singles, 673 in doubles and 689 in team. His total of 2120 was high for 30 or more years.
Aaron & Nancy TinneyAaron and Nancy bowled at Medina Lanes and Lafayette Lanes.

They have both been VERY active as league officers, members of all of the bowling associations, chairperson of committees and coaches.

For many years they served as tournament directors of the Medina Mixed Couples Tournament which was one of the most "fun and relaxing" tournaments in the area.

They were also very active in the "junior" bowling program as coaches and administrators. Many of the high average bowlers in the county are products of their efforts.

In addition, "Fred" and "Lost Lefty" are fine people.

Class of 2007

Gerald HenthornLived in: Wadsworth
High Game: 300
High Series: 811
High Average: 205

Won Eagles State Tournament
Won Inter City Tournament
Carried an Average of 195 to 205 for 10 years at Kolony Lanes in the 80”s
Won the Ohio Teamsters Tournament
Won team titles in the Wadsworth Eagles Thursday night Bowling League
Won team titles in the Tuesday Night American Legion League
Have been bowling for over 60 year
Jim O BrienMany titles as a Junior Bowler in Medina and Summit Counties
1990-91 Wadsworth Bowling Association Doubles Champ with Dale Cshuta
1991-92 Wadsworth Bowling Association Doubles Champ with Dale Cshuta
1992 Gran Lanes Doubles Champ with Dale Cshuta
1992-93 Bowled in the Budweiser League of Masters
1993 Alley Cat All Star Team
1994 Stark County Doubles Champ with Dale Cshuta
With many of Jim’s honor scores, he gave his rings to youth bowlers who he thought accomplished great scores as a youth bowler
Ray Zimmerman

Class of 2008

BJ McDermottLives in: Creston, Ohio
High Game: 300
High Series: 710
High Average: 180

Noteworthy Services
Was very involved in the Strike & Spare Lanes Jr Bowling Program for 11 years. Ran 2 leagues keeping the books.
Was a board member on the Medina Women’s Bowling Association for a number of years.

Memorable Moments
Most memorable moment: Having a 300 game on Dec 12th 1980 while subbing in the Friday Afternoon ladies League at Strike & Spare lanes. It was the first sanctioned 300 game in the Medina Women’s Bowling Association.

Superior Performance
Team won the Medina County Women’s Bowling Association Annual Tournament
Won singles handicap twice at Women’s County Tournament
Won doubles once with Thelma Jenkin
Won all events twice at Medina County Tournament and qualified to bowl in what was called the Bonnie Ball Tournament twice

Meritorious Service Awards
Secretary/ Treasure Sun Night Mixed Couples Strike & Spare 5 Years
Secretary/ Treasure Weds Morning Ladies Medina Lanes several years
Secretary Thurs Afternoon Ladies Strike & Spare several years
Secretary /Treasure Sun Night Mixed Couples Great Oaks several years
Secretary Medina Junior Bowling Association several years

Comments
Bowled for over 35 years. Was very involved in leagues and especially the Jr Bowling Association. From 1974 to 1986, was a Secretary /Treasurer of 3 different leagues at the same time and also running the Junior leagues at Strike & Spare lanes.

Class of 2009

Jim ArthurLived in: Medina
High Game: 300 x4
High Series: 825
High Average: 236

Noteworthy Services

- Junior bowling coach
- Assistant Buckeye High School coach
- Kent State University bowling coach
- Owner operator Medina Lanes pro shop
- USBC Bronze certified bowling coach
- US Army 1969-1971 Vietnam Era

Memorable Moment

Working with the Buckeye School Board and Athletic Department to form the Buckeye High School bowling team

SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE

- Started Bowling at 13, was the 1st junior bowler in Medina to shoot a 700 series
- 1981 1st place in the Roth Trophy Classic Tournament
- 1984 1st place Medina County Bowling Association Singles Scratch
- 1984 2nd 1st place Medina County Bowling Association all events Handicap division
- 2004 4th place In the Ohio Intercity doubles

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

- Was a board member of the Medina County Bowling Association for 12 years
- Coached a junior travel team for 3 years and the team took 1st place in the Greater Summit in 07-08

Comments
He has met a lot of friends and good people thru bowling but strongly feels that USBC needs to be greatly concerned about junior bowling participation.
Mike HenryLived in: Medina

In 2010, Mike Ohio, ended his 10-year quest for his first Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour title in the PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open at Olympia Lanes, defeating Tim Kauble of Marion, Ohio, 247-166, in the title match.

Henry, at age 62, upset three consecutive favored players. Kauble was the title-match favorite after winning the PBA Golden Anniversary Senior Championship at Olympia Lanes two years earlier.

In the semifinal round, Henry upset 47-time PBA Tour champion and PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., 235-192. In the match before that, he had eliminated another PBA Hall of Famer Wayne Webb of Columbus, Ohio.

"It has been a lot of hard work and it paid off," said Henry, who had previously finished second twice in PBA Senior tour events. "There were 117 great bowlers to start this tournament, but to beat Wayne Webb and Walter Ray? I wouldn't trade this for anything."

"Mike made the lanes look easy, but they were tough," Kauble said. "If they had been easy, there would have been more left-handers in the hunt and there weren't."

Henry won a large eagle trophy along with an $8,000 prize and said he was going to mount the eagle on the front of his motorhome so everyone could see it while he drives down the highway to the Senior Tour's next stop in Decatur, Ill.

Kauble advanced to the championship match by defeating Ron Profitt of Brookville, Ohio, 233-211, while Henry was eliminating Williams, in his rookie year on the PBA Senior Tour, in the other semifinal round match, 235-192.

Henry's upset victory also played a key role in the PBA Senior Player of the Year points race, stalling Webb's hopes of virtually locking up the PBA Senior Player of the Year title, and he prevented Williams from gaining meaningful ground on Webb in the points race.
Linda UnderwoodLived in: Medina

Noteworthy Services

- Was the Medwick Secretary and treasurer for 20 years
- Was a director for the Medina Woman’s Bowling Association
- Bowled in medina and Lafayette

For many years, she was there for the kids because she was never married and did not have kids of her own.

Class of 2010

Deanna RogersHigh Game: 300 x20
High Series: 826
High Average: 228

Memorable Moments

- House record Strike & Spare Lanes 826
- House record Wayne Webb Lanes 795
- House record Medina Lanes 804 (previous holder)
- Gazette Bowler of the week twice
- Shot 726 at USBC National
- Had 300 game in the Ohio State 600 Tournament at Tiki Lanes

SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE

- 13th Place twice in the Queens
- 1st Place in All Events Medina USBC WBA Annual Tournament
- 13th Place Ohio State 600 Tournament
- 13th Place Ohio State 700 Tournament

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

- Was a Secretary/ Treasurer B-12 Mens League Lodi
- Was a Secretary/ Treasurer Early Birds League Lodi
- Was a Secretary/ Treasurer TGIF League Medina
- Vice President Tuesday Night Mixed Lodi
Tom DunlayLived in: Medina

Class of 2011


No inductees

Class of 2012

Anthony LupicaLived in: Medina
High Game: 300 x15
High Series: 834
High Average: 230

Noteworthy Services

- Coaching the youth bowling program at Medina lanes for 9 years

Memorable Moments

- Held the high series record as a youth at Medina Lanes for over 20 years with a 762
- Countless 299 games
- Picking up the 7-10 split
- Bowling with family and friends and giving advice to any bowler who wanted help

SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE

- Won Medina County Tournament in 2002
- Several top 10 finishes in the Medina County Tournament

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

- President of the Mixed Classic Trio League for many years
Nancy Frombaugh

Class of 2013

Micheal LewisLived in: Lodi
High Game: 300
High Series: 803
High Average: 212

Noteworthy Services

Bowled for over 40 years

Superior Performance

- Won All Events Medina County Tournament
- Won a team championship with RMD Co
- Won a team championship with Jo Jos Sports Barr

Meritorious Service Award
- President of the Medina Eagles Bowling League
Clayton KramerLived in: Wadsworth

Noteworthy Services

- Secretary of the Thursday Night Eagles League in Wadsworth
- Was a Past President in the Wadsworth Bowling Association

Meritorious Service Award

- Was a sponsor of many bowling leagues in Medina County for several years with my business of Medina Tool and Die

Class of 2014

Al HrehaLived in: Brunswick
High Game: 300 x11
High Series: 835
High Average: 215

Noteworthy Services

- 4x 299 games
- 4x 290 games
- 3 11 in row
- 2 times with 22 strikes in a row
- Served for 2 years in the
- Army Military Police: 13 months
- Germany: 11 months

Memorable Moments
- Shot 1 800 series and 8 300 games at Tournaments at Dick Hoover Lanes that were not sanctioned
- 2 Triple Crowns
- 209 avg, 805, series, 290 game
- 211 avg, 790, series, 300 game
- Won Father and Son with sons Jason and Sean
- Bowling at Dick Hoovers for the Spring Nationals in 1977
- Was a 2 four game block on Saturday
- The 2nd block my scores were 247-226-300-278=1051. Sunday finals shot a 299, 3rd game leading our team to the final game against the pros. Bowling with the Church’s Gary Butch and Terry and T Treska
- Took 1st place and won $2000 and bragging rights.

Superior Performance
- League Champs at Palisades lanes
- League Champs at Riveria lanes
- League Champs at Grafton lanes
- League Champs at Dick Hoover Lanes
- League Champs at Stardust lanes
- 2x 2nd Place finishes in Doubles Tournaments
- 6th place in Singles

Meritorious Service Award

- Junior bowling coach at Dick Hoovers

Comments
Bowling had a big impact in with his family and cousins. They are very competitive. Bowling came easy to him. Thanks to my cousin Terry Church also a lefty. Hope his Sean enjoys being on top as much as he did. He is also a lefty so watch out!!

Class of 2015

Warren J BakerLived in: Brunswick
High Game: 300
High Series: 792
High Average: 211

Noteworthy Services

- Bowled in many leagues over the years
- Berea Ford League Yorktown Lanes
- Wednesday Night Dick Hoover Lanes
- Many at Medina Lanes
- Friday nights at Strike and Spare Lanes

Memorable Moments
- Bowled in many tournaments such as Hoinke, Peterson, nationals, Sr State City, Intercity

Superior Performance

- League champs on the Wednesday Night Classic Dick Hoover Lanes
- League champs on the Monday Nights Medina Lanes

Meritorious Service Award

- Started bowling before pinsetters were made. and took turns with friends setting pins to bowl for free

Comments
Was a mentor to my daughters, and was one of the most consistent bowlers in the league’s he bowled in for many years.

Class of 2016

David KriakLived in: Medina
High Game: 300 x7
High Series: 815
High Avg: 220

Noteworthy Services
- 1x 299
- 8x eleven in a row
- 2x 299 games
- 3x 297 games
- 2x 290 games
- 200 average or better last 20 years
- 30 team championships

Memorable Moments

- Bowled 1st 300 game with Lousie Sustar
- 1st 800 Series on Thursday Night Business Men’s League

Superior Performance
- 1977 All Events Actual Champ

Class of 2017

Alan HooverLived in: Cuyahoga Falls
High Game: 300 x50
High Series: 830
High Average: 234

Memorable Moments

- Team Championship Colonial 77 Trio 2007 German/Hoover/Cshuta
- Team Championship Great Oaks lanes Mixed Trio Hoover/Hoover/Cshuta

Superior Performance
- 1982 & 1983 Medina County Master Champ
- 1989 CTBA Year End Tournament
- 1990 Team USA Qualifier
- Summit County Masters
- 1997 Dick Barber Memorial
- 2 time Carl Frame Doubles Champ with Tom Suchan Dick Hoover Lanes and A+ Family Bowl
- 2 time Gran lanes Doubles Champ with Dave Schwallie
- 2004 Jr/Sr Colonial 77 Doubles – Dale Cshuta
- 2008 Jr/Sr Colonial 77 Dale Cshuta
- 2005 Jr/Sr Turkeyfoot Doubles Dale Cshuta
- 2008 Riviera Doubles Dale Cshuta
- 2009 Bill Whites Doubles Dale Cshuta
- 2009 Jr/Sr Crest lanes Doubles Dale Cshuta
- 2009 Jr/Sr Stow Kent Lanes Doubles Dale Cshuta
- 2015 Klanowski Singles
- 2015 Portage County Singles

Meritorious Service Award
- Owner of Dick Hoover Lanes in Brunswick Ohio
Jerry KovacekLived in: Medina
High Game: 300 x6
High Series: 792
High Average: 214

Noteworthy Services
- 2x 299 games
- 40x 700
- 2x all spare games

Memorable Moments
- 3 time Big Twelve All Star Lodi Lanes

Superior Performance
- 5 team championships
- 1976-77
- 1979-80
- 1985-86
- 2009-10
- 2013-14
- Association Handicap Team Champions 1981-82
- 1978 Singles Doc’s Scratch league Summer Champion
- 1987 Medina County Doubles w/Mark Drogell

Class of 2018

Thomas S. HaightLived in: Sharon
High Game: 300 x3
High Series: 780
High Average: 200

Noteworthy Services

- 1x 290 game
- Bought a four lane bowling center
- Was drafted in the war and worked at Permold as a tool maker

Memorable Moments

- Bowled 780 with games of 256 246 278 in league play in 1942
- Was still high in 1972
- Team shot 1041 1129 1141 3311

Superior Performance
- Won the team event at Central States Craftsman’s Bowling Association team D Amico’s at Imperial Lanes In Toledo Ohio in the handicap division

Meritorious Service Award

- Formed the Men’s Bowling Association and helped form the Woman’s Bowling Association
- Started Medina High students in physical Ed class on how to bowl
- Had 129 kids

Comments

- His 3 300 were in 1940 1950 1956 which shows how much skill a bowler needed to this
- Was a bowling proprietor for 27 years

Class of 2019

Randy HuffmanLived in: Lodi
High Game: 300
High Series: 796
High Average: 214

Noteworthy Services

- Owned and operated Town and Country Lanes in Creston for 7 years
- There he coached and helped the youth and adult bowlers

Memorable Moments

- Was a PBA Member for 10 years and bowled many regional events, even cashing several times

Superior Performance
- Won the Medina County Tournament
- Many league Championships

Meritorious Service Award
- Wadsworth Association Secretary while in Creston
- League Secretary in various leagues in Creston

Comments
- Bowling with his dad and brothers
- Always promoted the game of bowling and felt bowling is good exercise and a way to spend time with family and friends.
- Had 2 children: Heather Stoll in Indiana and Shawn Huffman of Wooster. - Had 3 brothers Tom, Bill (deceased) and Dennis.
- Dad Bill (1997) and Dennis (2002) are in the Medina, Ohio USBC Bowling Hall of Fame

Class of 2020


No inductees

Class of 2021

Bill ConoverLived in: Rittman
High Game: 300 x10
High Series: 844
High Average: 225

Noteworthy Services

- 2x 11 eleven in a row
- 1x 299 game

Memorable Moments

- Bowling an 844 series with Sean Hreha at Medina Lanes in the Doubles Event

Superior Performance
- Won Medina County tournament twice with 2 different teams
- Came in 2nd place in The Medina County Tournament team event
- Multiple finishes in the top 10 in Singles and All events in the Medina County Tournament
- Finished 2nd Place with Bart Shirley in the Medina County Doubles
- Finished 3rd Place with Sean Hreha in the Medina County Doubles and shot 300 game/844 series
- Took 4th place in the Ohio State Tournament Doubles with Conover
- 1986 bowled as a junior bowler bowled in the Jr Pro-am Scratch and finished 5th
- Bowled at Bel-Air Lanes for the King of Hill and won that event a couple of times in the 1980’s
- Bowled with Bart Shirley at Charger Lanes in a doubles event and won
- Finished 2nd place in the Cambridge State Tournament in 1988
- Finished 24th in the Bradley Invitational in 1989
- Bowled a 788 in Hoinke Tournament

Meritorious Service Award
- Was the Secretary/ Treasurer for The Thusday Night McCaman Flooring League
- Was the Secretary/ Treasurer for The Tuesday night Legion League
- Was a board member of the Wadsworth Bowling Association until the merge with Medina and stayed on for a couple more years
- Managed Kolony Lanes, Eastgate Lanes, andd Jackie Lees in the 1980’s and 1990’s
- Ran adult tournaments where they would be video taped and show on the WCTV
- Held a Jr Tournament for 3 years in the 1990’s and was able to give scholarships out for a total of $5000

Comments
- He always loved the game of bowling and tried to share his knowledge with others
- Bowling his 1st 800 series with some amazing friends around me was one time he will never forget

Class of 2022

George R SteeleLived in: Wadsworth
High Game: 290
High Series: 792

Noteworthy Services

- Was a sanctioned bowler in Medina County in leagues for over 70 years with the only gap was when he went to the Army serving in Vietnam

Memorable Moments

- Top 5 finish at the Eagles State Tournament in Team, doubles, singles and all events with Jim O Brien, Ken Rodgers, Frank Moore and George J Steele.
- Competed in the ABC’S.
- Enjoyed being an officer of so many leagues
- Getting to introduce the sport of bowling to so many people.

Superior Performance
- Tally Ho League Champs
- Eagles team champs
- Dutch Café team champions at Magic City Fridays
- 1982 George J age 7 and myself at 32 Great Oaks Champions
- In 2022, Won the Medina County USBC Jr and Adult Champions with Josie Steele 7 and me at 76

Meritorious Service Award
- Was an officer for over 60 years in leagues either at Great Oaks Lanes, Kolony Lanes, Rittman, Orville and Wayne Lanes.

Comments

- Was proud that he had the opportunity to pass his love of bowling on to his kids, grandkids, and maybe taught them a bit along the way.
- His son George was a PBA bowler a while
- George and sister Heidi coach Wadsworth High School Bowling
- His grandkids have embraced the game
- Gabi, Ashley, Lexie, Tori, Jprdan, Chris, JJ, Joe, Mia, Josie have all bowled in youth leagues or on a High School team
- Lexie and Chris were both sectional champs
- Chris was the Ohio State Champ.
- Bowling is a family tradition carried on through him and started by my Mom and Dad. His family have been bowling for over 100 years
- His other hobby is golfing

Class of 2023

Chuck LupicaLived in: Brunswick
High Game: 300 x38
High Series: 858
High Avg: 239 RH, 219 LH

Noteworthy Services

- Held the highest series in the county and Medina Lanes twice
- Made it to states for team USA

Memorable Moments
- 2003 Medina County Association 4 Lefty’s and Chuck
- Came in 2nd at the Akron Doubles with Mike Saunders in 2003.

Superior Performance
- Won the team Tavern tournament twice
- Won many sweepers in Medina and Cuyahoga Counties
- Mike, Jimmy Taylor, and myself have the county high series of 834 for a 1 game series.

Meritorious Service Award
- Had a 300 game both right and left handed
- High series left handed is 792
- Coached his whole career to help people become better bowlers, starting with kids

Comments
- His brother, Tony Lupica, is already in the HOF
- Bowled most of career with Mike Saunders
David MillerLived in: Akron
High Game: 300
High Series: 721
High Average: 185

Noteworthy Services

- Owned and operated the Alley Cat Newspaper from 1980-2003
- He wrote articles about bowlers in all the Counties in Ohio
- Also covered all local tournaments and PBA tournaments writing articles for the paper
- Worked at Kolony Lanes from 1979-1981

Superior Performance
- Shot his 1st 300 game on 6-1-03
- Bowled for 42 years

Meritorious Service Award
- Was inducted into the Tri County Hall of Fame in 2006
- Was a league secretary at Great Oaks lanes

Comments

Was very thankful for this award. His dedication and love of the game kept him going, writing about the youth and adult bowlers in all the counties in Ohio.