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Ray Greenert


Ray Greenert

Ray Greenert is being recognized for his Superior Bowling Ability.

Ray Greenert began excelling at bowling in Butler County at a young age. While a senior at Butler High School, Greenert won three handicap titles in the 1960 annual Butler County Bowling Association Tournament. He won all events, combined with a classmate, (the late Dave Fishel) for the doubles title and teamed with classmates (Fishel, Terry Black, the late Rudy Natali, and BCBA Hall of Fame member Ron Brandon) for the team title.

Another BCBA Tournament championship came in 1972 when he was a member of the scratch team champion. The team included BCBA Hall of Fame members Ralph Henry, the late Ray Henry, and Dee Crowe.

Greenert also won the 1969 local radio bowling tournament, defeating BCBA Hall of Fame members Jack “Bo’ Ordy and Pooch Ordy on his path to the title.

Tournament wins for Greenert were not limited to Butler County. In 1962, he won the prestigious Brannan Bowl singles Tournament in McKees Rocks. He followed that victory with a first place finish in the 1963 Tribune Review Singles Tournament in Greensburg. In addition, Greenert won the Bailey Bowl Singles Tournament in Buffalo, NY in 1964. That same year he teamed with Jim Munier in winning the Colonial Lanes Doubles Tournament in Youngstown, OH and finished third in 1968 Jamestown Singles Ten pin Classic in Jamestown, NY.

Greenert recorded several 700 series during a period of difficult scoring conditions. The most noteworthy 700 was at the 1971 Pennsylvania State Bowling Association Tournament in Meadville.

During the mid 1960s to the late 1970s, Greenert was continually among the highest average bowlers in Butler County. The Butler Eagle reported that he has the highest final average in the county for the 1970-71 season with a 203.86. He also finished the 1968-69 season with an average of 203.40. It is believed that this is also the highest county average for that season.

During his military service, Greenert was a member of the 1966-1967 navy Southeast Division team. He retired from Armco in 1998.

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