USBCIV Inducts Four into Hall of Fame

The USBCIV inducted Bob Etheridge, Karl Heck, Bruce Rhodes and Sindee Stubler during a dinner ceremony Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Illinois Valley Super Bowl.  

Bob Etheridge placed second in the Youth American Bowling Association (YABA) singles tournament in 1971 and was a member of the team YABA champions the following year.    In 1977 he placed second in the Peotone Singles Classic.  He has bowled for over 40 years in many leagues and centers in the Illinois Valley including, Ladd Lanes, Pla-Mor Lanes, Palace Bowl and I.V. Super Bowl.  His highest average was 211, highest game 289 and highest series 757.  Etheridge's was honored as a member of one of the Illinois Valley Men's Senior All Star Teams.  He has bowled in over thirty Illinois Valley Men's Bowling Association Tournaments and was a member of the championship team five times during that span.  He was a singles champion and finished second in the doubles tournament that same year.  He has competed in thirty-seven consecutive USBC national tournaments and one Illinois state tournament.  Etheridge is a past member of the Illinois Valley Men's Bowling Association Board of Directors where he served for eight years and is a Certified Lane Inspector.

Karl Heck has been an I.V. Super Bowl league member for 27 years of which he averaged at least 190 in all but his first year.  His highest average is 213.  He has six 300 games on his resume and a high series of 795.  He has two 299 and one 298 games along with numerous other eleven in a row awards.  Heck has bowled in 24 Illinois Valley Men's Bowling Association Tournaments and eleven USBC national tournaments.  His list of awards include Illinois Valley Super Bowl Bowler of the Year in 1993 and six Super Bowl All Star Teams.  He won the Illinois Valley Men's Association championship in the singles, doubles and all-events categories and was also a team member of Mixed Team Champion.  He won the Illinois Valley 700 Club Tournament twice.  Heck served as a member of the Illinois Valley Men's Bowling Association Board of Directors for 21 years and was a Super Bowl Ambassador for 2 years.

Bruce Rhodes has bowled in leagues at I.V. Super Bowl for 25 years primarily in the Rudy Stubler Memorial and Thursday Men's Handicap Leagues (current Vice-President) where his team won four league championships.  His highest average is 218 and he has two 300 games and a high series of 802.  He was a two time honoree of the Senior All Star Team.  He bowled in fourteen Illinois Valley Men's Bowling Association Tournaments, twelve USBC national tournaments and 2 Illinois state tournaments.  Rhodes was a member of the PBA from 1995 through 2002.  He is both a certified USBC Bronze and Silver level coach.  In the mid-90's he bowled in the Central Illinois Classic Bowling Association (CICBA) scratch tournaments finishing in third place twice.  

Sindee Stubler started bowling in 1981 with her family at the Palace Bowl.  After meeting her future husband Bob she bowled at Royal Lanes in Oglesby and then I.V. Super Bowl since its origination.  Her highest average during that span was 191 in 2013 and highest series 710 in 2006.  She was the Bowler of the Year twice (Illinois Valley - 1989) and (I.V. Super Bowl - 2013). She has been a member of the Illinois Valley and Super Bowl All - Stars teams since 2003 and 2009, respectively.  She won a team championship in the Illinois Valley Women's Association Tournament and a one time doubles champion in the same tournament.  She bowled in nine USBC national tournaments and fifteen Illinois State Tournaments.  She has served as league secretary in many leagues and currently holds that position in Women Bowling with Wine, Mine's in the Gutter, Liberty Village Seniors and Tavern Leagues.  She co-coordinated the Pro-Am Tournament for the PBA Illinois Valley Midwest Region Classic for twenty years.  Stubler coordinates the Youth Leagues at I.V. Super Bowl.

L-R Bob etheridge, karl heck, bruce rhodes and sindee stubler

L-R Bob etheridge, karl heck, bruce rhodes and sindee stubler