1997 – Superior Performance — Amateur
Sam is known as a gentleman bowler. His demeanor on and off the lanes radiates pride in himself and his game. Sam has an extensive list of credentials with Championships from around the State of Ohio. He has bowled in over 100 tournaments in his career throughout the state, locally and national. He has won the Zanesville Match Game Champion in 1962. Southeastern Ohio Match Game Champion in 1964, 1968 and 1969. Zanesville All-Events and Singles Champion in 1965. Member of the Columbus Actual Team Champion in 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1984. Ohio State Bowling Association Actual and Handicap Singles Champion in 1987.
Sam was Southeastern Ohio Bowler of the Year for 1964. A member of the Southeastern Ohio All Star team in 1964 and 1965. He has rolled ten 300 games, and two 800 series. One time bowling a 300 game on WHIZ-TV in King of the Hill Tournament held in Zanesville in 1977. Held the City of Columbus high average for ten consecutive years (1973-1983). Has won many league championships, over the years and continues to be an outstanding performer. In 1988 he was elected to the Columbus Hall of Fame and tonight we are honored to be inducting Sam to the Ohio Bowling Hall of Fame for Superior Performance.