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- Tom Perry - Bowling
In the early days of bowling in Oregon, Tom Perry made a name for himself as one of the game’s great ambassadors, especially in the Portland area.
Perry played in the 1930s and ‘40s during the formation of the tournament system at both the state and regional levels, but became a symbol of the positive elements of the sport as a manager at alleys such as the Oregon Lanes and Eastside Bowl in Portland.
Perry helped the game prosper during the days before mechanical pinsetters, when most alleys had just a few lanes and were generally located in buildings that housed other businesses.
Perry was inducted to the Greater Portland United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame for meritorious service as part of its inaugural class in 1965. He died in 1971.
Perry was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.
- Gloria Bouvia - Bowling
The name of Gloria Bouvia has long been synonymous with thigh scores and tournament championships. She was inducted into the Women’s International Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Oregon State Women’s Bowlers Association Hall of Fame in 1977. Gloria has an impressive list of accomplishments, including WIBC doubles titles in 1969 and 1970 and the 1967 Bowling Proprietors Association National All-Star Tournament (U.S. Open). She was outstanding in 1963 winning the Oregon WBA team title, all-events title (with a 1768 series), and runner-up honors in doubles and singles. As a member of the Women’s Bowlers Association, Gloria captured consecutive tournament wins in 1966 – the first woman to win back-to-back PWBA sanctioned events. She has a high series of 770 and high game of 289. In 1967 Gloria was awarded the GPWBA Inspirational Award.
- Marshall Holman - Bowling
In his illustrious Professional Bowling Career, Marshall Holman has done it all. He did so in a manner that characterized him as one of the most fiery, charismatic and sometime controversial figures the sport of bowling has ever known. He is also one of the most talented players to ever roll a ball in PBA competition.
His defining moment may have come on the 1986 Winter Tour. He won his second Firestone Tournament of Champions and a first-place check for $50.000 (at that time it was the largest in PBA history) boosting his career earnings to just over$1 million. In doing so, he became only the third player, along with Earl Anthony and Mark Roth, to reach seven figures in career earnings. The win marked Holman’s 20th career victory, placing him in an elite six-man group that had 20 or more PBA titles.
Holman’s legacy began in 1974 when he joined the Tour as a confident 19-year-old. His brash style was witnessed early when, much to the surprise of his fellow professionals, he predicted victory in only his fourth tournament. Although he only shot a 149 in the final round, his fifth-place finish was enough to make other players take notice. His first “major” accomplishment on the PBA Tour occurred in 1976, when at the age of 21, in his first-ever appearance in the prestigious Firestone Tournament of Champions, he defeated Billy Hardwick, 203-198. Holman went on to capture 22 titles during his career while earning $1,694,554 (which ranks him seventh all-time).
After retirement, Marshall can now be found in the broadcast booth and has made over 100 telecasts during his career. He is also in Special Olympics in Medford, Oregon. When not in the broadcast booth, Holman can be found on the golf course. The PBA Hall of Famer carries roughly a 2-handicap and occasionally golfs on the Celebrity Tour where his best finish is fourth.
- Dave Husted - Bowling
Just a few years later, Dave went on to win his first U.S. Open title at the age of 21. In 1995 & 1996, Dave won his second and third U.S. Open titles. To this day, he remains only one of four players to win three or more Opens, and the only bowler in history to defend his Open championship and win back-to-back titles.
With a total of 14 major Professional Bowlers Association wins under his belt, and becoming the ninth player in PBA history to break the $1 million mark in career earnings, Dave has sealed his presence in the bowling world by joining the PBA Hall of Fame in ’96 & the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in 2012.
Not only has Dave been a spectacular athlete, he’s also been an incredible sport. Unanimously described as a “classy” competitor by his colleagues, Dave’s passion for bowling is apparent by his two Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Awards and his long-standing tournament, The Dave Husted Invitational, for which he was named Bowlers Journal International’s Proprietor of the year for 2013.
Dave currently lives in Milwaukie with his wife and two kids. He’s still active in the bowling community and owns a bowling center with his father & PBA Charter member, Champ Husted.