Bradley 'Brad' S. Subak

Brad started bowling in 1969 in the junior leagues encouraged by his father and mother. He joined his first men's league competition in 1974. That same year Brad started working at Bowl-O-Mat (Fairlanes) in St. Anthony, Minnesota. He continued working at Bowl-O-Mat until 1983. Brad's father, Nick was a great bowler with many years of classic leagues and tournament competition and served as a great early role model that encouraged Brad to bowl and taught him the love of the game and competition. His other role models were Bruce Forsland (HOF 1984) and Bob Hanson (HOF 1975). In 1978 Brad was part of the University of Minnesota Collegiate Team Championship. Brad has accumulated the following titles: 5-Central Bowlers Alliance (CBA) titles; December 1986, Diamond Lake South - March 1990, Ridgeview Lanes, Duluth - April 1990, Texa-Tonka Lanes - January 1995, Midway Pro Bowl - April 1998, City Limits Lanes. 6-Minnesota State Men's Tournament titles; 1990 Actual and Handicapped Team Event in Winona - 1992 Actual Singles Event in Duluth with 734 - 1992 Actual All-Events in Duluth with 2,091 - 1993 Doubles Title with Bruce Amundson, 1,478 - 1995 Doubles Title with Chuck Leone, 1,472. 3-Minneapolis City Tournament titles; 1989 Actual Team Title, Hopkins - 1989 All-Events Title, Hopkins and 1997 Actual Team Title at Village North Bowl. 8-Greater St. Paul City Tournament titles including; 1985 Actual and Handicapped Doubles Title - 1988 Actual Doubles Title with Chris Harrison - 1989 Actual Singles Title - 1990 Actual Doubles Title with Terry Schroeder - 1993 George Dodor Award and 1998 Actual and Handicapped Team Titles. 5-Fargo, North Dakota Titles at The Bowler. 3-St. Cloud, Minnesota Titles and Team Titles in Rochester, Minnesota at Recreation Lanes and Fairmont, Minnesota at Bowl More Lanes. Brad is a member of the Central Bowlers Alliance Hall of Fame. He has been selected to the Minneapolis All-City Team twice, two-times to the Greater St. Paul All-City 1st Team and three times to the All-City 2nd Team. He has 13-300 games and 5-800 series with 813 his highest. Brad's first 300 came on February 8, 1986 at Diamond Lake South at the Minneapolis City Tournament. He threw a Black Angle in the 11th frame of the preceding game and struck in which he finished with a 166. He managed to get the first 7 in a row the next game and there were a few brooklyns in there. Needless to say he was not real confident at this point. Teammate Al Loth said after that start, 'how are you going to get the last 5 and if you do, it will have to be the worst 300 he'd ever seen'. Well, he went on to throw another 300 game.

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Superior Performance - Active
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Mens' ABC Hall of Fame