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GBA USBC Annouces 2023 Scholarship Winners

The Green Bay Area USBC provides scholarships every year to recognize outstanding young bowlers in our association. The scholarships are named after the following individuals, all of whom have had a tremendous impact on youth bowling: Al Salmon, Rose & Maurice Lawyer, and Leo Delvoye.

This year the Youth Committee has awarded two $1,000 scholarships.


This year’s scholarship winners are:

Leo Delvoye Memorial Scholarship

Madison Carriveau

Madison is a sophomore at Pulaski High School where she currently holds a 3.79 GPA.  She has participated in the Youth Leagues at Village Lanes since she was just four years old


In addition to bowling she participates in Student Council, Leo Club, FFA and Team Teddy.  Her bowling honors include first place finishes in the GBA USBC Youth Invitational, Pepsi Regionals along with first team placement in the Green Bay Area High School Bowling Conference All Conference Team.

Her coach Jerry Polarek shared with the committee that Madison is, “a driven young lady who is always on time and participates in city and state every year.  She is always there to support her teammates, even when she is having a bad day.”


Al Salmon Memorial Scholarship

Savanah Athey

Savanah is a senior at Bay Port High School where she holds an impressive 3.586 gpa.  She has participated in the youth leagues at Village Lanes for 11 years.


Her bowling honors are plentiful, including being a member of the 2nd Team All Conference for the Green Bay Area High School Bowling Conference and many high game/series honors for the leagues she has participated in.


Her coach Jerry Polarek shared that she is a quiet and focused bowler, but is the first to congratulate or offer guidance and support to fellow bowlers, regardless of age.



The Green Bay Area USBC is proud to award these outstanding bowlers a scholarship to help them pursue their future education. These annual scholarships are in addition to the $5000+ that our association awards through our annual tournaments where youth bowlers of all age groups can compete. 

Ashwaubenon Lanes Team wins Open Team Championships Tournament

The 2023 OpenTeam Championship was held Sunday March 5th at Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley.

129 teams attempted to qualify during league play during the month of January to advance to the 64 team single elimination bracket style event.

The Ashwaubenon Lanes Team from Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley defeated the Rendezvous of Luxemburg team 1033 to 966 in the final match to become this years' champion.

Team members include Mike LaBar, Scott McKinnon, Dave LeGreve, Doug Follet, and Nathan LeGreve.

Oneida 2nd Chance Farms team wins Women’s Team Tournament Title

The 2023 Women's Team Championship was held Sunday March 5th at Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley.

7 teams advanced to the single elimination bracket tournament.

The Oneida 2nd Chance Farms team from Wally's Seymour Bowl defeated the Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley team 899 to 806 in the final match to become this year's champions.

Team members include Sue Rader, Polly Trieber, Georgianna Keahna and Kylene Luepke.

Weber Wins Back to Back Sr. Masters Titles

The Green Bay Area USBC Senior Masters Tournament was held February 26th at Village Lanes, 45 bowlers over the age of 50 competed for the right to be called this year's Sr. Masters Champion.

The tournament consisted of 4 games of qualifying where twins Ron & Randy Wilde led the field with 943 and 916 respectively.

The field was cut to 12 bowlers for match play, with the top 4 qualifiers receiving byes for the single game matches.

Last year's champion Scott Weber rolled through match play on his way to the title match where he defeated Randy Wilde 193 to 182.

The Super Senior Award (first bowler over 60+ outside of the cut) went to John Gales with a 850.

Results summary and the links to the full results are below:

Qualifying Results:

(1) Ron Wilde: 943

(2) Randy Wilde: 916

(3) Kelly Berken: 907

(4) Scott Weber: 906

(5) Mark Derozier: 885

(6) Jeff Lee: 885

(7) Rick Garcia: 884

(8) Kent Jacobson: 882

(9) Jay Nephew: 881

(10) Scott Korth: 860

(11) Jack Siharaj: 854

(12) Troy Felsinger: 853

Match Play

Round 1

(9) Nephew def. (8) Jacobson 299-181

(5) Derozier def. (12) Felsinger 227-163

(11) Siharaj def. (6) Lee 227-225

(7) Garcia def. (10) Korth 205-186

Quarter Finals

(9) Nephew def. (1) Randy Wilde 237-212

(4) Weber def. (5) Derozier 198-188

(3) Berken def. (11) Siharaj 205-170

(2) Randy Wilde def. (7) Garcia 228-188


(4) Weber def. (9) Nephew 226-203

(2) Randy Wilde def. (3) Berken 232-225


(4) Weber def. (2) Randy Wilde 193-182

Stary Capture Her 3rd Queen’s Title

The 2023 Green Bay Area USBC Queen's Tournament was held on February 11th at Willow Creek Lanes in Green Bay.

28 of the areas top women bowlers competed for the title of being this year's Queen's Champion on a Challenge Pattern.

4 games of qualifying saw Erin Michelfelder lead the pack with a 894 earning her the top qualifier bonus.  Moving into Match Play the 2nd seeded Morgan Stary (833) defeated Valerie Verheyen (7th seed) and Carrie Garcia (4th seed) on her way to the championship where she met Michelfelder and came away with the victory in a close match 195-188.  This is Stary's third Queen's title.

Qualifier Advancers

(1) Erin Michelfelder 894

(2) Morgan Stary 833

(3) Ashley Brunette 806

(4) Carrie Garcia 804

(5) Teal Rosinsky 775

(6) Madison Adams 773

(7) Valerie Verheyen 755

(8) Michelle Moens 746

Match Play

Quarter Finals

(1) Michelfelder def. (8) Moens 199 - 163

(6) Adams def. (3) Brunette 252 - 163
(4) Garcia def. (5) Rosinsky 224 -215
(2) Stary def. (7) Verheyen 247 - 178

Semi Finals

(1) Michelfelder def. (6) Adams 225 - 162
(2) Stary def. (4) Garcia 236 - 202


(2) Stary def. (1) Michelfelder 195 - 188

Leavy Earns His First GBA Masters Title

The Green Bay Area USBC held the 34th Annual Masters Tournament this past Saturday at Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley.

80 of the areas top bowlers competed on a tough 1.83:1 sport pattern with 4 games of qualifying with the top 16 bowlers advancing to match play which consisted of 2 game matches.

Qualifying was led by Rick Volhard who averaged 218 with his 875 4 game total with Austin Boex taking the last spot in 16th with a 777.  

Robert Leavy qualified in the 15th seed with a 787 and then defeated 2nd seeded Jake Ziebarth 417 to 362, 7th seed Jim Delvoye Jr 383 to 326, and 11th seed Kevin Olsen 486 to 429 on his way to the Championship match where he defeated past champion Jake Johnson who was the 5th seed 398 to 377.

Match Play Results:

Round of 16

(16) Austin Boex def. (1) Rick Volhard 371-346

(8) Matthew Orvis def. (9) Dylan Shafel 414 - 365
(4) Justin Stephens def. (13) Nick Berken 405 - 362
(5) Jake Johnson def. (12) Ken Kempf 412 -363
(15) Robert Leavy def. (2) Jake Ziebarth 417 - 362
(7) Jim Delvoye Jr def. (10) Steven March 368 - 349
(3) Matt Heesaker def. (14) Nate Becher 496 - 404
(11) Kevin Olsen def. (6) Randy Wilde 406 - 343

Quarter Finals

(8) Orvis def. (16) Boex 388 - 322

(5) Johnson def. (4) Stephens 396 - 384
(15) Leavy def. (7) Delvoye Jr 383 - 326
(11) Olsen def. (3) Heesaker 411 - 404

Semi Finals

(5) Johnson def. (8) Orvis 433 - 344
(15) Leavy def. (11) Olsen 486 - 429

Championship Match
(15) Leavy def. (5) Johnson 398 - 377

2022 Hall of Fame Inductees Annouced!

The Green Bay Area USBC has announced the 2022 Inductees into the Green Bay Area USBC Hall of Fame.  These candidates will be inducted during the annual Hall of Fame Banquet which is being held on Friday November 4, 2022 at the Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay.

This year’s class includes 2 inductees in the Superior Performance category and one candidate in the Meritorious Service category.  

Our first candidate, being inducted for her Meritorious Service is Sandy Klimek.  Sandy has been a member of the local association for over 50 years and been involved in volunteering her time and talent during many of those years.  She served as a director on the Board of Directors for 9 years, and was delegate to the state annual meeting 9 times.  She served on many committees including City Tournament, State Senior Tournament, Legislative, Budget & Finance, Publicity & Average Book and chaired the Ways & Means and Meyer Committees.  

Sandy is a familiar face volunteering at many tournaments over the years, including local, state, and national tournaments.  She was the hostess coordinator for the 2018 Wisconsin Women’s Championships held in Green Bay and coordinated the trinket corner for the 2018 Midwest Women’s Tournament.    

In addition to her board work, she has been the secretary of the Saturday Nite Odd Couples League at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley for 26 years.  She also participates in the National and State Tournaments each year.

The next candidate, being inducted for Superior Performance is Ryan Nuthals.   Ryan’s competitive resume includes a career average of 214.65 over 4,000+ games with a high average of 227 which he accomplished twice, once in the 2002-03 season at Western Lanes in the Georgia Pacific West league and again in the 2013-14 Rivera 973 at Riviera Lanes.  He has 1 800 to his credit along with 249 series of 700 or more, 7 300 games, 2 299 games, and 3 298 games.

Ryan was a part of two Green Bay Major Championship teams in 1997-98 and 1998-99.  On December 17, 2002 he was part of The Bar team in the Western Central league that set the all time high 5 man team game with a 1374.  He was an honorable mention on the Green Bay Press Gazette All City Team in 1999-2000.    

Our final inductee for the class of 2022 is Beth Polomis, who is also being inducted in the Superior Performance category.    Beth’s career highest average is 220 during the 2010-11 season in the Riv’s Rowdies league at Riviera Lanes.  Beth has rolled 76 series of 700+ and adds another 545 series between 600-699.  She also carries 3 300 games and 2 299 games on her resume. 

Beth’s tournament accomplishments are plentiful, winning the 1999 Women’s City Tournament Division 1 All Events Title, the 2000 Division 2 Women’s State Tournament Team title, the 2020 GBA USBC Queen’s Tournament, and the 2022 Ashwaubenon Top 32 Tournament.

Beth has been on the Green Bay Press Gazette All City 1st Team in 2010-11, 2nd Team in 1999-00, 2013-14 and has been an honorable mention an impressive 11 times.

The class of 2022 will inducted along with last season's tournament and association awards at the banquet. 

If you know of someone who you think would be a great candidate for the Hall of Fame, please submit and application form which can be found on our website at

GBA USBC Awards 3 $1,000 Academic Scholarships

The Green Bay Area USBC provides for 3 $1,000 scholarships every year to recognize those who had a tremendous impact on youth bowling in our area. The scholarships are named after the following individuals, all of whom have had a tremendous impact on youth bowling: Al Salmon, Rose & Maurice Lawyer, and Leo Delvoye.


This year’s scholarship winners were:

Leo Delvoye Memorial Scholarship

Ezekiel Wagner

Zeke is a senior at Pulaski High School and is part of the Wally’s Seymour Bowl Youth Program.   He's been a member for 7 years and has a first place city tournament title to his credit.  He also lettered in bowling as part of the high school program.  


In addition to bowling he participates in FFA, the Gaming Club, and is a member of the National Honor Society.  He volunteers at his parish picnic, the local library and has also helped clean up area roadways, all while holding a 3.792 GPA!


Rose & Maurice Memorial Scholarship

Emmanuel McPherson

Emmanuel is a senior at Green Bay Southwest High School where he holds a 3.4483 GPA.  He is a member of the Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley Youth Program.  He has multiple bowling achievements to his credit including multiple 300 games and a high series of 821.  He was recently featured as part of the Generation Next section of the Bowlers’ Journal Magazine.  He has a top 5 finish in the Wisconsin State Youth Masters along with a top 5 fill percentage ranking in the District 8 High School Program.


In addition to bowling, Emmanuel participates in the Peer Mediation Council, Baseball, Key Club, and the Video Game Club.


Al Salmon Memorial Scholarship

Bryson Straveler

Bryson is a senior at West DePere High School where he holds an impressive 4.3258 GPA.  He has been a member of the Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley Youth Program for 6 years.


His bowling honors include scholarship awards at the 2017, 2018, and 2020 City Tournament, along with qualifying for the State 600 Tournament in 2019, 2020, and 2021.  


Bryson has volunteered with the Salvation Army and is a member of the National Honor Society, French Club, and Sting Cancer Club. He also helps with his school’s food drive.



The Green Bay Area USBC is proud to award these outstanding bowlers with a scholarship to help them pursue their future education. These annual scholarships are in addition to the $5000+ that our association awards at our annual tournaments where youth bowlers of all age groups can compete. 

Nick Berken & Jacob McKeever Are Green Bay Open Champions

The 4th Annual Green Bay Open was held on October 23 at the Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley.

Nick Berken was crowned champion in the Scratch Division while Jacob McKeever took home the title in the Handicap Division.

Scratch Division Highlights

Round 1 of Qualifying saw 300s by Jake Ziebarth (Game 1) and Emmanual McPherson (Game 3).  Ken Kempf led the first 3 games of qualifying with an 801 series (247-265-289).

After Round 1 (3 Games) - the field was cut to 16 bowlers.  It took a 652 to make the cut.  The remaining 16 bowlers bowled 2 additional games in the cashers round.  After 5 games, Ken Kempf continued to lead with a 1259 total.  The field was then cut to 6 bowlers, which took an 1123.

The remaining 6 bowlers were placed in 2 groups of 3 for the eliminator finals.  Pair 1 included Ken Kempf (1259), Matt Heesaker (1144) and Tyler McNutt (1123). Pair 2 featured Jake Ziebarth (1175), Emmanuel McPherson (1152), and Nick Berken (1125).  The bowlers bowled 1 game, with the low bowler eliminated after each game.  

After the first round of eliminations, Jake Ziebarth (218) and Matt Heesaker (219) were eliminated.  The second round took out Tyler McNutt (260) and Emmanuel McPherson (193).  This left Ken Kempf and Nick Berken to compete for the championship.  In that final match, Nick Berken defeated Ken Kempf 228 to 193.


Handicap Division Highlights

Round 1 of qualifying was led by Jacob McKeever (694).  The field was then cut to the top 6 bowlers who advanced to the cashers round for 2 additional games.

After the casher's round, Jacob McKeever held his lead (1126) and was joined by Travis Skinkis (1053) and Eric Verhagen (1050) who also advanced to join McKeever in the eliminator finals.

After the 1st game of elimination Eric Verhagen was eliminated with a 187.

McKeever and Skinkis competed for the championship where McKeever defeated Skinkis 224 to 201.


USBC National Event Schedule Announced, U.S. Open to be held in Green Bay

ARLINGTON, Texas - A new year is on the horizon, and that means exciting things for tournament bowlers and BowlTV subscribers.

The 2021 United States Bowling Congress event calendar again will include the traditional tournaments competitors of all ages and skill levels have grown to enjoy.

The tournament schedule and live BowlTV coverage will kick off with the USBC Team USA Trials during the first week of January.

The event originally was slated to take place in Las Vegas, but it now will be held in the Indianapolis area during the same time frame - Jan. 2-7. Complete details will be available next week.

The Team USA Trials will be followed by two high-profile events run in conjunction with the Professional Bowlers Association - the 2021 U.S. Open and USBC Masters.

The U.S. Open tentatively is scheduled for Feb. 21-28 at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the Masters is slated for March 29-April 4 at the Gold Coast Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

Both sets of dates are subject to change based on the schedule and programming for the PBA and its TV partner, FOX Sports, while locations and entry maximums also can change due to recommended best practices, social-distancing protocol and other COVID-19 restrictions.

"We're excited to get back to doing what we love, and that is putting on top-tier events for all of our USBC members, but we also know we must do so cautiously and responsibly, because the safety of the competitors is our top concern," USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy said. "The 2021 schedule has something for every segment of our bowlers, and we're really looking forward to sharing the year's most memorable moments with bowling fans around the globe through BowlTV."

Both the U.S. Open, a collaborative effort between USBC and the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America, and the Masters, again will be considered majors on the PBA Tour schedule. Qualifying and match play for both will be livestreamed on BowlTV, before the action shifts to Fox Sports.

Invitations for the U.S. Open will be going out this week, and registration now is open for the pre-tournament qualifier, an on-site event that will give those who did not earn direct-entry into the tournament a chance to make the elite field. More information can be found at

The 2021 U.S. Open will feature 108 of the world's best bowlers, most of whom earned their spots in the event based on their recent on-lane performances. The list includes leaders on the PBA Tour points list and top performers at USBC events and PBA majors.

The U.S. Open format features qualifying across multiple oil patterns and round-robin match play, before the top five competitors advance to the TV stepladder, based on their 56-game pinfall totals.

The Masters generally attracts hundreds of the sport's top competitors for 15 games of qualifying over three days, before the field is cut to the top 63, plus the defending champion, for a unique double-elimination match-play bracket that features three-game matches.

The 2020 U.S. Open was held in Lincoln, Nebraska, in February and won by Australia's Jason Belmonte for the 12th of his record 13 major titles. The 2020 Masters was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19. Left-hander Jakob Butturff won the event at Gold Coast in 2019.

Along with the U.S. Open and Masters, the format, location and entry maximums for all 2021 USBC tournaments are subject to change based on the recommended best practices and social-distancing protocols as the start date of each tournament approaches.

The dates, sites and start of registration for each USBC short-duration event in 2021:

  • Jan. 2-7: USBC Team USA Trials - Western Bowl and Expo Bowl, Indianapolis (registration opened Sept. 8)
  • Feb. 21-28 (tentative): U.S. Open - Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Green Bay, Wis. (registration opens Oct. 28) *Dates are subject to change w/PBA and FOX Sports scheduling/programming.
  • March 9-13: USBC Senior Queens - Gold Coast Bowling Center, Las Vegas (registration opens Nov. 11)
  • March 29-April 4 (tentative): USBC Masters - Gold Coast Bowling Center, Las Vegas (registration opens Nov. 11) *Dates are subject to change w/PBA and FOX Sports scheduling/programming.
  • May 12-18: USBC Queens - Location TBD (registration opens Jan. 13)
  • June 2-6: Super Senior Classic - Sam's Town Bowling Center, Las Vegas (registration opens Jan. 13)
  • June 7-13: USBC Senior Masters - Sam's Town Bowling Center, Las Vegas (registration open Jan. 13)
  • Aug. 24-31: U.S. Women's Open - Double Decker Lanes, Rohnert Park, Calif. (registration opens April 7)
  • Aug. 3-6: 2020 USBC Senior Championships - Sunset Station, Henderson, Nev. (registration is complete)
  • Aug. 8-14: 2021 USBC Senior Championships - Sunset Station, Henderson, Nev. (registration opens Feb. 10) *Bowlers must qualify through their state or province.
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