Gary C. Olson

Gary played a huge part being a AJBC coach for 18 years at Elsie's. Many a youth was coached and mentored by Gary in his years at Elsie's. Gary started the Junior Match Game Championships at Elsie's running 20 tournaments over 15 years. Gary was a League secretary for 14 years. He was a State Junior Bowling Champion in 1961 at Stadium Bowl in Bloomington, Minnesota. He went on to represent Minnesota at Washington D. C. in July of 1961. He bowled that year with Jim Forsland of Minneapolis and Carol Kropp of Rochester in National Junior Championship Tournament. Carol finished 6th, Jim was 7th, and Gary finished 10th in the nation. Gary has bowled numerous tournaments across the nation and has been a sanctioned bowler for over 50 years. You will still find Gary promoting our sport as he takes some 30 bowlers to Chicago to bowl the Petersen Classic for which he has done for 41 years and as a squad sponsor for 39 years. Gary's high game is 286 with a high series of 708. His high average is 197.

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Meritorious Service
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USBC Hall of Fame