Election to the USBC Hall of Fame is the highest honor USBC can bestow upon extraordinary contributors to the sport, on and off the lanes.
The USBC Hall of Fame is the result of a merger of the American Bowling Congress Hall (founded in 1941) and the Women's International Bowling Congress Hall (founded in 1953). Under the USBC, the Hall is governed by the USBC Hall of Fame Committee.
The USBC Hall of Fame consists of Superior Performance, Meritorious Service and Pioneer categories. Meritorious Service, veterans in the Superior Performance category, outstanding USBC competitors in the Superior Performance category and Pioneers are elected by the committee while Superior Performance candidates are elected by a national ballot involving Hall of Fame members and veteran bowling writers. In the Superior Performance category, there are separate divisions for men and women.
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Boresch is a three-time titlist at the USBC Open Championships, winning the Team All-Events title in 2000 and the Team and Team All-Events titles in 2009. All three titles came with teammate and fellow 2012 USBC Hall of Fame electee, Gary Daroszewski.
The 49-year-old from Kenosha, Wis., has a total of 13 top 10 finishes at the USBC Open Championships and currently ranks fifth on the lifetime average leaders list with 215.43. He is one of 21 bowlers to bowl multiple 300s at the Open Championships.
In addition to his election to the USBC Hall of Fame, Boresch is a member of the Kenosha Bowling Association Hall of Fame.
Daroszewski has claimed six titles in USBC Open Championships competition. In addition to his three titles with fellow 2012 USBC Hall of Fame electee Lennie Boresch Jr. (2000 Team All-Events and 2009 Team and Team All-Events), Daroszewski also won the 1982 Team All-Events, 1983 Team All-Events and 1989 Regular Doubles with Gus Yannaras.
The 53-year-old from Franklin, Wis., has a total of 13 top 10 finishes over 32 years at the Open Championships. He currently ranks sixth on the lifetime average leaders list of bowlers with 30 or more Open Championships appearances.
In addition to his election to the USBC Hall of Fame, Daroszewski is a member of the Wisconsin Bowling Association Hall of Fame.
Feinblum has devoted nearly five decades of service to bowling at the national, state and local levels, including four years of work on the committees and task forces that helped develop USBC.
The 79-year-old from Santa Rosa, Calif., also served on the Women's International Bowling Congress Board of Directors for more than a decade and most recently served as the chairperson of the USBC Nominating Committee and the USBC Hall of Fame Committee.
In addition to her election to the USBC Hall of Fame, Feinblum is a member of the California Women’s Bowling Association and Redwood Empire Women’s Bowling Association Halls of Fame.
Helmer dedicated his life to the growth and development of youth and collegiate bowling until his passing in 2002. He worked as a physical education teacher for more than 35 years.
Helmer of Utica, N.Y., initiated the men's and women's bowling programs at Erie Community College in Buffalo, N.Y., and led the Kats to 16 National Junior College Athletic Association men's titles and 21 women's titles. His men's and women's teams each claimed a pair of national titles as well.
Helmer was active in the bowling industry, serving on the Board of Directors for the American Bowling Congress and the Young American Bowling Alliance. He served as YABA President from 1999-2001.
Uttecht blazed a trail for wheelchair bowlers everywhere and is regarded as the most accomplished such bowler in the sport's history. He was confined to a wheelchair after sustaining injuries in Vietnam in 1970 and began bowling later that year.
The 64-year-old from Anaheim, Calif., is the first person chosen in the Pioneer category since 2008. Uttecht has won the American Wheelchair Bowling Association Tournament of Champions 13 times, is a 12-time AWBA National Scratch champion and a seven-time AWBA National All-Events champion.
Uttecht became a member of the AWBA Hall of Fame in 1985 and was inducted into the Orange County Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1995. He holds the record for the highest all-time scratch series in an AWBA tournament (750).
Husted owns 14 Professional Bowlers Association titles. He won the U.S. Open three times (1982, 1995, 1996), the Showboat Invitational twice (1990, 1995) and a Brunswick Memorial World Open title in 1993. He was ranked No. 23 on the list of 50 Greatest Players in PBA History in 2008.
The 51-year-old from Milwaukee, Ore., was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1996. He won 26 PBA regional titles and was the ninth player to reach $1 million in career earnings. He earned back-to-back Steve Nagy Sportsmanship awards in 1988 and 1989 and was a four-time Bowling Magazine first-team All-American.
Husted is a member of the Portland BA and Oregon BA Halls of Fame.
Monacelli won 19 Professional Bowlers Association titles, including one major at the Touring Players Championship in 1989. He won the Japan Cup twice (1987, 1995) and is among the 50 Greatest Players in PBA History (No. 21).
The 50-year-old from Venezuela was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1997. He won back-to-back Player of the Year awards in 1989 and 1990, and has total PBA earnings of more than $2 million.
In 1999, Monacelli was ranked fourth among Venezuela’s top athletes of the century.
Baker won 10 Professional Bowlers Association titles, including the PBA World Championship in 2004. On the PBA Senior Tour, he has won nine titles, including four majors. He won back-to-back Senior U.S. Open titles in 2005 and 2006, and back-to-back USBC Senior Masters titles in 2006 and 2007.
The 57-year-old from King, N.C., was voted the 40th Greatest Player in PBA History in 2008. Baker was the PBA Senior Tour Rookie of the Year in 2005 and won four consecutive PBA Senior Tour Player of the Year awards from 2005-2008. He was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1999.
Baker is a member of the Buffalo, (N.Y.) BA Hall of Fame as well as the Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.
Davidson won nine Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour/Professional Women’s Bowling Association titles, including the USBC Queens in 1991, U.S. Women’s Open in 1993, and the Sam’s Town Invitational in 2000. Her Sam’s Town Invitational victory completed the PWBA’s “Triple Crown” of major victories.
The 45-year-old from Buellton, Calif., was named PWBA Rookie of the Year in 1985. She has six top-10 finishes at the USBC Women’s Championships, where she won the Scratch All-Events title in 2011. She is the only woman to shoot both an 800 series and a 300 game at the Women’s Championships.
Davidson is a member of the Southern California BA Hall of Fame.