Virgil 'Virg' M. Enger

At the time of his induction, Virg averaged over 200 since 1962. He coached junior bowlers for eight years at Nokomis Lanes. Throwing from the left side, Virg was awarded many titles and accomplishments. Some of the most note worthy include: Hopkins Singles Tournament in 1969, first place and a car; National All-Star Tournament, 7th place finish in 1966 and an 11th place finish in 1969; Minneapolis City Tournament All-Events and Doubles Titles in 1974; Minneapolis City Tournament team and All-Events Titles in 1978; Minnesota State team title in 1975; Minnesota State Match Game Champion in 1968; American Bowling Congress National Tournament Singles Classic Singles second place finish in 1971; and a 3rd place finish in 1973 in the American Bowling Congress Tournament Regular Singles. He was a member of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) from 1969 to 1971, with his best finish of 17th place coming in Overland Park, Kansas. Virg won a PBA Regional Tournament in 1975 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He represented the United States in Caracas, Venezuela in 1974 at the FIQ American Zone Tournament and won gold metals in the Doubles Event and the 5-man Team Event. He won silver metals in the 8-man event and the All-Events. He set scoring records in the 5-man Team Event, double and individual in the doubles event. Virg was awarded titles from the following tournaments: Tri State, Garden Center and the Bowler. In the Central Bowlers Association (CBA) at the time of his induction, he won nine championships and was CBA Bowler of the Year in 1980. He also ranked second on the all time money winners list in the CBA Tournament. By 1981 he had two 300 games and a high series of 804. His career high season average was 219. Virg is known as an intense competitor, a team player and he rises to the occasion. He is known as a gentleman on and off the lanes.

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Superior Performance
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Mens' ABC Hall of Fame