2010 – Pioneer
Dick Selgo was an outstanding all-around athlete who made his biggest mark in bowling. As a basketball player at Baldwin Wallace College, he set the school scoring record and was inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame. He was also an outstanding baseball player who played several years in the Detroit and Boston organizations as an infielder. Now retired from teaching and coaching, he was twice named Northwestern Ohio basketball coach of the year.
He started bowling at the age of three and was the youngest bowler ever to compete in the ABC Tournament. In 1938, at the age of ten, he participated in the 38″‘ Annual American Bowling Congress Tournament in Chicago.
During the 1955-56 season he was honorable mention on the Bowling Magazine Midwest All Sectional Team. In July 1956 he signed to bowl in Chicago with Joe Norris and Joe Wilman on the Mann’s Beer Team. In 1959 he was a member of the Ebonite’ Advisory Staff.
As a doubles champion in the 1970 ABC Tournament, he qualified for the United States trails to determine the United States team for the 1971 FIQ World Championships. He was the alternate by 23 pins. He went on to represent the United States in the ninth Tournament of the Americas in Miami where he shared in the mixed foursome and men’s doubles titles.
Dick has won five Non PBA National Championships: The 1958 Bowler’s Journal, the 1970 ABC doubles, the 1978 Crawford Lanes singles, the 1980 Peterson team championship, and the 1988 Hoinke senior singles.
He has rolled five 300 games, all coming in different cities. His best series has been an 825.
He wife Margaret has also been an outstanding bowler. In the 2004 ABC Tournament in Reno he bowled in the team event with his wife and three sons for his 50“‘ year of participation.
Dick was inducted into the Toledo Bowling Hall of Fame in 1973 and in 1978 he was inducted into the Port Clinton Bowling Hall of Fame.