**Summer Update**

July 30, 2020 

We hope this finds all in good health and ready to find what the bowling world will look like as we move forward into the next chapter of

"As the Ball Rolls".

The 2020 Wisconsin State USBC Annual Meeting and Convention,  rescheduled for September 11-13, 2020 at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells has been canceled due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. This also includes the 500 and 600 Club meetings as well as the Wisconsin Bowling Writers Meeting.

Jambo/Expo Recap

 Our 2020 Jambo/Expo was held in Wausau at Dale's Weston Lanes on July 25 & 26. This year's event kicked off on Saturday July 25 with registration for the 2021 Youth Championship Tournament at 9:00 AM. We were able to sign up over 330 teams for the 2021 tournament which is being held at Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay. We are now accepting requests for those who were unable to attend. Either call us at 414-446-9988 or use the form below.

       2021 Youth Reservation Request

The rest of the day consisted of a presentation from A.J. Johnson (10:30 - Noon). AJ has been a PBA member since 2015 and is a 5-time Champion. He is also a member of Team USA and is on staff with Motiv. A.J. talked about the transition from junior to collegiate to pro bowler. He then moved into a Q & A and fielded questions right up to lunchtime.

After the lunch break, Shawn Wochner, head bowling coach at UW-Whitewater, enlightened us on the College bowling scene with what to expect from college bowling and what college bowling will expect from you. He explained the difference between NCAA, NAIA and the NJCAA as well as Bowling Clubs. He then took us through a typical collegiate bowling day, week and season. Shawn then answered questions from the parents, high school coaches and junior bowlers until we had to get ready for our next event.

The day continued with the Youth Scholarship Awards Banquet where your State Association gave away over $75,000.00 in scholarship awards. The Wisconsin State USBC gives out 25 - $2,000.00 each year to graduating high school seniors from our state. This year, even with the virus shortened 2020 Youth State Championship tournament, we were able to give more than $27,000.00 in scholarships! All 1st and 2nd place finishers and the 25 - $2,000.00 winners were invited to the banquet as guests of the Association.

We finished off the night with our Adult/Youth Baker Tournament at 6:30 PM. This year we had 57 - 2 person teams compete and gave out just under $1,000.00 in scholarships.

The weekend culminated with the Youth 500/600 - Junior Gold Qualifier at 10:00 AM Sunday morning for those who had rolled 500 for girls or 600 for boys at the State Championship during their youth career.

At the Wisconsin State USBC, this outbreak has helped us to realize that our true priority should be the safety, health and welfare of our members and friends. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families.

WI State USBC Board of Directors

Kandy Birmingham

Brian Knab

Sgt. At Arms
Joyce Jansen


Michelle Bartoletti - Suamico

Zach Boulanger - Green Bay

Charles Callan - La Crosse

Bonnie DeHarde - New Berlin

Phil Dowling - Madison

George Fincutter - Elkhorn

Rick Hall - La Crosse

Pam Hornung - West Bend

Phil La Porte - Germantown

Bev Larsen, Green Bay

Jason Peirick - Watertown

Joan Rennert - Racine

Andy Rice - Wausau

David Rixmann - Osceola

Doug Sleaford - New Berlin

Marcia Snyder - Fond du Lac

Vicki Stracy - Ripon

Ginni Zuege - Madison