Debra 'Debbie' or 'Deb' L. Lantto

Debbie was coached by her father Bill Johnson. Her awards started in 1985 when she was an ACUI Collegiate Regional Champion. Also that year, she won the Garden Center Tournament All Events Title with scores of 699, 698, and 697. In 1986 she again won the ACUI Collegiate Regional Championship. She was State Amateur Champion in 1992 and 1994. In 1992 she was the National Amateur Champion and she won a bronze metal in the Olympic Festival. In 1994 and 1996 she won the Virginia Pechacek Memorial Award (the highest series in a St. Paul City Tournament) with a 704 and _______ in 1996. Deb has many city and state tournament titles including 13 Ladies Central Bowlers Association (LCBA) crowns. She was named to the LCBA All-Star Team four times. Her Minneapolis Women's City Tournament Titles include a 1988-1989 Division I Team Champion and Scratch Team Champion while bowling for Elsie's Bowling Center with Juette Holseth (HOF-1991), Diane Marget (HOF-1997), Tammee Abraham (HOF-1995) and Nancy Johnson (HOF-1988). She also won the scratch and handicapped All Events Titles with a 1,913 series. In 1997-1998, she won the Minneapolis City Tournament Scratch Team Event Title and the Doubles Title. In 1997 she won the Vi-Lo Tournament Team Championship along with the Doubles Title. Also in 1997, she finished second in the ABT Regional Tournament. In 1998 she won the Vi-Lo Tournament Team Championship and in the National Amateur Championship she finished 14th. She was named to the St. Paul All City Team, 1st Team in the 2000-2001 season and the 2nd Team in the 1996-1997 season. At the time of her induction, Deb has over 40-700+ series, a high game of 297 bowled at Earle Brown Bowl on 5/24/1995 and a high series of 790 bowled at Texa-Tonka Lanes on 12/21/1992 with a high average of 209 at Eden Prairie Lanes. She held the highest average in the State of Minnesota with a 206 in 1992. Deb went on to have two 300 games (11/11/1999 and 5/19/2001). Her high series is 82_.

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Superior Performance
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Womens' WIBC Hall of Fame