HOF – David Penrod


2006 – Superior Performance — Amateur
David Penrod

David Penrod began bowling in Dayton’s Junior League in 1972. He went on to represent Beaver-Vu Bowl in the high school traveling league in 1974 and 1975. In the 1974-75 season he had the high average in the league. Penrod bowled on the Ohio Intercollegiate Bowling Conference for Wright State University from 1975 to 1978. He was high average man every year and led the entire conference in the 1977-78 season. In 1978, he won the Ohio State University Match Games Singles Tournament. In Dayton, Dave has won 10 championships (three team, two doubles, three all events and two mixed team titles. He made the Dayton City All City Team twice. He has bowled 17 sanctioned 300 games and seven 800 series (835 high).

He has won five Ohio State Bowling Association championships (one all events, one singles and three team titles). He was on the championship teams in both the Pot of Gold and the Champion of Champions tournaments.

For 20 ABC Tournaments, Dave has averaged 199.7. Other championships won were team in Fairborn Classic (2), Van Wert Classic (2), and Varsity Holiday Classic (2). He won for ll straight weeks in the Capri Star of Stars tournament in Dayton. With Brian Kretzer, they won the doubles event in the Music City Open in Nashville, Tennessee. He won the scratch team champion-

ship at the St. Clair Lanes tournament and the doubles at Kentucky Derby tournament.

Dave has been a league secretary for nearly 30 years, a director of Dayton BA since 1986 and has represented the DBA at the National ABC Convention five times. Dave says most of his lasting friendships were made with people he met in bowling. That’s where he met his wife, too. Tonight we welcome David Penrod into the Ohio Bowling Hall of Fame.

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