Florida's Edward Rehnberg celebrates 50 years at 2015 USBC Open Championships


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    USBC Open Championships competitor to appear on "American Ninja Warrior"; one live stream broadcast from El Paso Convention Center this week

    2015USBCOCEdwardRehnberg.jpgAlthough Edward Rehnberg (pictured) of Jupiter, Florida, didn't know anything about the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships when he first was asked to join a team for the 1966 event in Rochester, New York, the tournament left a lasting impression.

    The 73-year-old right-hander has made it to the event every year since his debut, and he celebrated his 50th consecutive tournament appearance May 23 at the El Paso Convention Center.

    Rehnberg is the 11th of 12 bowlers scheduled to reach the milestone at the 2015 USBC Open Championships, and he received a plaque, chevron and diamond lapel pin to commemorate the achievement.

    "It brought back a lot of memories," said Rehnberg of his march down Center Aisle. "Of all the years I've bowled and all the Center Aisles I've walked down. Knowing this was the big one, my 50th in a row, was very special to me."

    Over the course of his bowling career, Rehnberg ranks his lifetime average at the Open Championships just as high as any of his other accomplishments on the lanes.

    In his 50th appearance, he put together scores of 585 in doubles, 555 in team and 439 in singles for a 1,579 all-events total, giving him a career pinfall of 85,505 for a 190 lifetime average.


    USBC Open Championships competitor to appear on "American Ninja Warrior"

    2015USBCOCDanDelano.jpgDan Delano (pictured) of Bloomington, Minnesota, will appear on an upcoming episode of NBC's "American Ninja Warrior."

    The 28-year-old left-hander says his selection from a field of thousands of applicants was due in part to the uniqueness of his submission video and background in bowling.

    Delano's episode of "American Ninja Warrior" will air on NBC on Monday, June 1 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

    The premise of the show is athletes from various backgrounds, such as gymnastics, dance, free running, rock climbing, CrossFit and more, using their respective skills to complete a challenging obstacle course that tests speed, strength, balance, agility and endurance.

    This year in El Paso, Delano navigated his way through nine games of competition, shooting 543 in singles, 523 in team and 509 in doubles for a 1,575 all-events total. His career average at the Open Championships is 190.1.



    A look ahead

    2010USBCOCEaronVollmar.jpgThere will be one live stream broadcast from the 2015 USBC Open Championships this week.

    Earon Vollmar, who rolled the 26th USBC-approved 900 series earlier this season, will be featured live on BowlTV as his team takes the lanes at the El Paso Convention Center on May 28 at 7 p.m. Eastern.

    Vollmar was selected through a fan vote on the official Open and Women's Championships Facebook page.

    He will be making his seventh Open Championships appearance, and his resume at the event includes a 300 game and 811 series in singles at the 2010 tournament (pictured) in Reno, Nevada. He is one of 35 bowlers in tournament history with both a 300 game and 800 series on the championship lanes. He finished tied for second place in Regular Singles that year.


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    2015 USBC Open Championships - Regular Division

    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    1, Team NABR (Adam Barta, Scott Pohl, Brian Waliczek, Mike Rose Jr., Rob Gotchall), West Henrietta, N.Y., 3,368. 2, Junior Team USA Support 1, Las Vegas, 3,359. 3, Linds Lakers 1, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 3,297. 4, Fran's Pro Shop-Maple Lanes, Waterloo, Iowa, 3,236. 5, Hashtag Team Dole, Cleveland, 3,231. 6, Bowling With Leverage Pro Shop, Peoria, Ariz., 3,211. 7, Calumet College of St. Joseph, Whiting, Ind., 3,195. 8, Storm - Cincinnati, Cincinnati, 3,191. 9(tie), Orham Inc., Bozeman, Mont., and Cambridge 2, O'Fallon, Ill., 3,184.

    1, Anthony Simonsen, Princeton, Texas/Mark Sleeper Jr., Kaufman, Texas, 1,409. 2, Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn./Charles Vashaw, Deephaven, Minn., 1,403. 3, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J./Brian O'Mara, Rochester, N.Y., 1,376. 4, Tom Woodworth/Jeremy Sonnenfeld, Sioux Falls, S.D., 1,372. 5, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska/Ron Mohr, North Las Vegas, 1,370. 6, Phil Karwoski Jr./Phil Karwoski Sr., Lake Worth, Fla., 1,357. 7(tie), Rich Abboud, Omaha, Neb./Jeff Nimke, Oshkosh, Wis., and Tony Manna, Papillion, Neb./Dave Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 1,352. 9, Marc McDowell, Monona, Wis./Mike Shady, Girard, Pa., 1,340. 10, Michael McCormick, Brookston, Ind./Steve Hartman, West Lafayette, Ind., 1,338.

    1, Ronnie Sparks Jr., Redford, Mich., 793. 2, Scott Endersbe, Waite Park, Minn., 785. 3, Chad Oachs, Mankato, Minn., 772. 4, Matthew Tuckfield, Orlando, Fla., 771. 5, Jason Tom, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 770. 6, Cassidy Schaub, Lucas, Ohio, 767. 7(tie), Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn., and Andre Parker, South Holland, Ill., 765. 9, Darrell Guertin, Shrewsbury, Mass., 762. 10, Ron Nelson Jr., Bridgeview, Ill., 761.

    1, Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn., 2,226. 2, Rob Gotchall, Clarksville, Tenn., 2,181. 3, Chad Maas, Waukesha, Wis., 2,152. 4, Shawn Naumann, Orlando, Fla., 2,135. 5, Ronnie Sparks Jr., Redford, Mich., 2,118. 6, Ron Nelson Jr., Bridgeview, Ill., 2,100. 7, Erik Vermilyea, Las Vegas, 2,083. 8, Steve Hartman, West Lafayette, Ind., 2,074. 9(tie), Matt Smallin, Glenburn, N.D., Rick Thomas, Willowbrook, Ill., and Jason Tom, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 2,062.

    Team All-Events
    1, Junior Team USA Support 1 (Matthew Tuckfield, Anthony LaCaze, Steve Novak, Jeffrey Mersch, Erik Vermilyea), Las Vegas, 10,064. 2, Team NABR, West Henrietta, N.Y., 9,886. 3, Train Wreck, Castle Rock, Colo., 9,749. 4, The 11thFrame.com 1, Oregon, Wis., 9,738. 5, HornswogglerS, Staten Island, N.Y., 9,710. 6, Motion Plus, Greenfield, Wis., 9,669. 7, KT Tape Bowling, Sanford, Mich., 9,651. 8, Linds Lakers 1, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 9,614. 9, S.B.I., Oregon, Wis., 9,584. 10, Armstrong Printing 1, Naperville, Ill., 9,572.


    2015 USBC Open Championships - Classified Division

    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    1, Scotty's 3 (Brady Erdmann, Jed Lye, Marshall Lagred, Tyler Grabow, Alan Iverson), Alexandria, Minn., 2,676. 2(tie), Bermuda Onions 4, St. George, Bermuda, and Scotty's 4, Alexandria, Minn., 2,646. 4, Rails Bar and Grill, Eagle Grove, Iowa, 2,597. 5, Persinger and Company, Selma, Va., 2,574. 6, T-Rays, Jamestown, N.D., 2,533. 7, Lani Ohana, Kaneohe, Hawaii, 2,532. 8, Lake Country Rollers 2, Clarissa, Minn., 2,530. 9, Hall of Fame Lanes 2, Versailles, Ind., 2,529. 10, Scotty's 1, Alexandria, Minn., 2,527.

    1, Vicky Pollard/Jamie Pollard, Versailles, Ind., 1,162. 2, Mike Heck, Browns Valley, Minn./Darin Ziemer, Fargo, N.D., 1,161. 3, Donald Holtz, Hutchinson, Minn./Gary Holtz, Litchfield, Minn., 1,153. 4, Brian Rozman/Bob Godden, Las Vegas, 1,134. 5, Ryan Burmester/David Burmester, Hampton, Iowa, 1,126. 6, Melvin Reynolds/Robert Reynolds, Nevada, Mo., 1,118. 7, Courtney Johnston/Eric Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,116. 8, Bruce Huikko, South Haven Minn./Leslie Huikko, Buffalo, Minn., 1,115. 9, Sterling Minke Jr., Columbus, Ohio/Sterling Minke Sr., Englewood, Fla., 1,111. 10, Cecilia Lung/Joseph Lung, Monterey Park, Calif., 1,106.

    1, Dave Berky, Ely, Nev., 642. 2, Marshal Lagred, Starbuck, Minn., 636. 3, Jim Conkle, Pentwater, Mich., 628. 4, Donald Holtz, Hutchinson, Minn., 620. 5(tie), Michael Thielen, Eagle Grove, Iowa, and Jack Berrier, Bascom, Ohio, 610. 7, Billy Dedek, Amarillo, Texas, 605. 8, Jere Goff, Ormond Beach, Fla., 603. 9, Mark Bearman, Webster, S.D., 601. 10, Steven Gentzler, East Berlin, Pa., 600.

    1, Marshal Lagred, Starbuck, Minn., 1,734. 2, Michael Thielen, Eagle Grove, Iowa, 1,712. 3(tie), Dave Berky, Ely, Nev., and Tony Gannan, Chillicothe, Md., 1,706. 5, Darrell Pedersen, Eagle Grove, Iowa, 1,689. 6, Shea Branch, Dallas, 1,687. 7, Vicky Pollard, Versailles, Ind., 1,680. 8, Randy Miskovic, Lansing, Ill., 1,669. 9, Donald Holtz, Hutchinson, Minn., 1,663. 10, Joseph Whittaker, Provo, Utah, 1,660.