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Meysman and Nelson to join bowling hall of fame

The Superior Area USBCA announced the induction of Julie Meysman and Andy Nelson to the SAUSBCA Hall of Fame. The banquet will be held Friday, May 15 at the Nemadji Club House. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and a program at 7 p.m.

Andy Nelson

The Superior Area USBCA announced the induction of Julie Meysman and Andy Nelson to the SAUSBCA Hall of Fame. The banquet will be held Friday, May 15 at the Nemadji Club House. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and a program at 7 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased by contacting Yvonne Pank, 394-7374. The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, May 11.

Julie Meysman

Meysman has been a member of the Superior Association for 30 years, bowling at Village, Landmark, Allouez, Incline and Stadium leagues. Meysman was on many first place teams. She bowled with her sisters, Cathy Meysman and Vicky Schold.

Meysman started bowling in the junior leagues at Village Lanes.

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She won the Super Rose Bowl in 1991 and 1992 and helped run the event for nine years.

Meysman has been in every City Tournament since she started bowling. Her Jack's Fast Food team took first in 1995, she was on the winning mixed team in 2000, and she was all events actual champ in 1994 and 1998. She participated in the Wisconsin Women's Queens tournament and many state tournaments. Meysman was a member of the all-star team for nine years and was in the top five averages for SWBA for seven years.

Meysman has one daughter, Jordan.

Andy Nelson

Nelson has been a member of the Superior Area USBC Association for 28 years, bowling in leagues at Allouez, Village and Zowins. He has also been a member of seven league championship teams over the years. Nelson has had 28 final averages of 200 or better, his highest was 221 in the 2005 season. He has bowled four 300s and one 299 game.

Nelson has participated in the city tournament at least 19 years. He was the all-events champ in 1985, super all events champ in 2006 and was on the first place team in 1997.

Nelson participated in four state tournaments and 18 national tournaments. He earned a bronze medal in 1997, and a bronze medal in 2002 for his team and one for his doubles event.

Nelson was Bowler of The Year for SABA in 1997. He also bowled on the team for the Superior All-Stars in 1997.

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Nelson served on the board of directors for the Superior Area Bowling Association from 1998-2005 and has chaired many committees over the years. He was SABA President in 2003-05.

Nelson is employed by Canadian National Railway. He is married to Kathy and has a daughter, Jenni.

  • The SAUSBCA will also be recognizing the Miller Lite City Tournament champions at the Hall of Fame banquet. This years champs are:

Men's team event: Mr. Lucky's -- Mike Meyers 676, Ernest St. George 671, Tom Wasserman 685, Rod Hansen 781, and Jason Sigfrids 695.
Men's doubles: Mitch Meyers, 768; and Dan Filteau, 676.

Men's singles: Steve Fregin, 829 (with handicap).

Women's team event: DeSmet Agency -- Pam Savoy 766, Mary Jo Miller 453, and Shirley Charles 483.

Women's doubles: Dawn Nelson, 573; and Barb Hoag, 623.

Women's singles: Sarah Johnson-Williams, 676 (with handicap).

All-events champs are:

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Men's actual: Todd Sorenson, 2,063, and Steve Fregin 2,311 (with handicap).

Women's actual: Pam Savoy 1,885, and Wendi Mattinen 1,948 (with handicap).

Julie Meysman

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