David K Olynyk





DAVID K. OLYNYK          8/5/1959                      Superior Performance – Active


Olynyk Dave and Deb 2014Dave has been competitive since he picked up a bowling ball at the age of 12! His parents and grandpa Fred were there to encourage Dave to bowl. Dave bowled his first junior league with fellow Hall of Fame member Diane Marget at Bowl-O-Mat Lanes. His early bowling role models were Dick Weber and Mark Roth. Another one to mention was Harmon Killebrew. David has bowled with many local players like Jim Lindquist, Roger Blad, Paul Aarestad, Ken Holets, Greg White, Bruce Smith, Brad Subak and Doug Shellum to name a few. He has six (6) Minneapolis City Championship Titles and two (2) Saint Paul USBC Team titles. He holds one (1) Minnesota State Tournament Title coming in 1977 bowling with Bowl-O-Mat at Maplewood Bowl. He won the Bowlers Journal Doubles Tournament in 1981 with Ernest Kotara from Lake Charles Louisiana. He has one career win in the Central Bowlers Alliance (CBA). Additionally he has won two (2) Rich Korth’s King of the Hill Tournaments and four (4) Bischoff Tournament Team titles. He holds a Minnesota State Record in the 4-man Team Series when they shot 3,097 at West Side Lanes. He was on the CBA All-Star team for three (3) years in a row.


He has participated in the USBC National Tournament for the past 38 years with a 300 in the Team Event in 1997. David’s most memorable bowling event to date was throwing a 300 on the National Stage at the ABC Tournament in Huntsville in 1997 and winning the Hoinke Tournament Scratch & Handicapped Divisions after their first score was thrown out due to his and Jim Lindquist’s bowling balls being non-compliant.  


Dave has thrown, 11 - 300’s and 4 – 800’s and with his highest being 833 at Texa-Tonka Lanes. His highest league average was 229 in the 2012-2013 season.

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Induction Category: 
Superior Performance - Active
Hall of Fame Category: 
USBC Hall of Fame