Richard 'Rick' A. Sipprell

Rick started bowling at Baden's in Richfield, Minnesota in 1967 when he was ten years old. A few years later, in 1974, he posted a high game of 289 at Baden's. He has been a sanctioned bowler in the Minneapolis Association for forty years. In the 1983 Minneapolis City Tournament he established a record nine game total of 2,159 in the All-Events and he went on to win the Actual and Handicapped Division of the All Events. In Doubles, he teamed with John Eiss for another record score in the Doubles Event with a combined score of 1,408. Rick posted a 762 while Eiss totaled a 646. They beat the old record of 1,382 which was posted in 1977 by John Eiss and Steve Smith. Other teammates on the Diamond Lake Fun Center team were Dave Koechler, Gordy Hagen and Bob Wucher. Their team established a new 45 game total of 10,116 pins, another record. Other titles include three Minneapolis Team Challenge Tournaments, one National Upper Midwest Team Challenge, four St. Paul Team Challenges and Team Titles in both Alexandria and Fargo. In the St. Paul City Tournament he has three titles and he received the Dodor Award in the 2001 - 2002 season. He has three top ten finishes in the National USBC Tournament in his 29 tournaments with the highest being a fourth place finish. Rick has five (5) 300 games and two (2) 800 series (822 and 804) with a high season ending league average of 219 at Texa-Tonka Lanes.

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USBC Hall of Fame