Tuesday, September 28, 2021

South Dakota State USBC Association Board of Directors

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 Jeff Vander Wilt, president, Mitchell. Jeff has been involved in bowling since he was 9.  He has been serving on the Mitchell USBC board for 6 years and is currently the Vice President.    RVP and SafeSport Certified. 

 

 
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Kristy Jones, association manager, Rapid City. Kristy, a 25-year bowler, is manager of the Rapid City Youth Committee and has served on the Rapid City board of directors and was YABA board secretary-treasurer. She is a youth coach and past Tournament  Manager of the SD State Pepsi Tournament.  Kristy is currently Association Manager for Rapid City USBC and Tournament Manager for the SD State Women's Tournament. Kristy is a member of the Rapid City Hall of Fame and SD State USBC Hall of Fame. RVP and SafeSport Certified. 

 

 
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Carol Rettkowski-Gregg, 1st vice president, Brookings. Carol has been active in bowling for more than 40 years, serving as president of the Brookings Association and was instrumental in its transition to the Brookings USBC Association. She was District 2 director with the SD Women’s Bowling Association.  She also served as director and president of the SD State Women’s 600 Club.  Carol is a member of the Brookings Hall of Fame and SD USBC Hall of Fame. RVP and SafeSport Certified. 

 

 
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Charles Turner, 2nd vice president, Yankton.  Chuck’s sanctioned bowling career began in 1965. He and teammate Steve Shutt were instrumental in the creation of the ESD Bowling League in 1969. Chuck is a Level I and Bronze Certified Coach; and a USBC Certified Lane Inspector. The final president of the Yankton BA and the current president of the Yankton USBC Association.  Chuck took the lead in the merger of the Yankton associations. Chuck was inducted into the SD State USBC Hall of Fame in 2008.  RVP and SafeSport Certified. 

 

 
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Kristy Jones, district 1 director, Rapid City. Kristy, a 25-year bowler, is manager of the Rapid City Youth Committee and has served on the Rapid City board of directors and was YABA board secretary-treasurer. She is a youth coach and past Tournament Manager of the SD State Pepsi Tournament.  Kristy is currently Association Manager for Rapid City USBC and Tournament Manager for the SD State Women's Tournament. Kristy is a member of the Rapid City Hall of Fame and SD State USBC Hall of Fame. RVP and SafeSport Certified. 

 

 
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William Ficken, district 1 director, Rapid City. Bill has been a member of the Rapid City Bowling Association and USBC for 34 years, William serves on the Rapid City Board of Directors with Hall of Fame and youth roles. He is a member of the Rapid City USBC Hall of Fame. RVP and SafeSport Certified. 

 

 
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Chris Henrichsen, district 2 director, Pierre.  Chris has been bowling for 30 years and is coach of the Pierre Traveling Team.  He is youth representative on the Pierre USBC board.  He is a member of the Pierre USBC Hall of Fame. RVP and SafeSport Certified. 

 

 
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Rip Ray, district 2 director, Pierre.  During his more than 30 years of bowling, Rip has coached Pierre's traveling team.  He served on Pierre's transition committee and on their USBC Association Board.  As a member of the State USBC Association Board, he has served as director and Chair of the Audits and Finance Committee.  He is an inductee to the Pierre Hall of Fame. RVP and SafeSport Certified. 

 

 
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Kris Polreis, district 3 director, Mitchell.  Kris has been involved in bowling since age 5. He participated in youth bowling in Mitchell, as well as ESD travel team. He took over as Association Manager of the Mitchell USBC Association in 2016. Kris also became coach of the Mitchell ESD travel team in 2017.    RVP and SafeSport Certified. 

 

 

 

district 3 director,   To be appointed

 
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Vern Meyers, district 4 director, Aberdeen. Vern has been a bowler for 13 years, he is secretary of an adult scratch league and helps with the Aberdeen youth program. Vern assisted in the merger of the Aberdeen BA and WBA and is currently a member of the Aberdeen Area USBC board of directors. RVP and SafeSport Certified. 

 

 
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Scott Struss, district 4 director, Watertown. Bowling since he was 8, Scott is a Bronze Certified Coach and was instrumental in sanctioning the youth leagues. He assisted in the merger of Watertown adult and youth leagues. He is a past president of the men’s association and is the current manager of the Watertown USBC Association. RVP and SafeSport Certified. 

 

 
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Sarah Brust, open director, Aberdeen. Sarah started bowling at age 7 in the Huron association and was on the ESD travel team. After high school graduation, she moved to Aberdeen where she has been a member of the bowling association for 18 years. Sarah served on the Aberdeen Women's board for 8 years and is now a member of the Aberdeen Area USBC board of directors. She has held various league officer positions throughout the years.  RVP and SafeSport Certified. 

 

 
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Shane Harriman, open director, Yankton.  Shane started bowling at the age of 5 in Yankton where he grew up.  He participated in several youth leagues and tournaments, bowling all throughout high school.  Shane has reignited his love of bowling, after moving back to his hometown, and is currently bowling at Yankton Bowl where he is a league secretary.  He is excited to join the SD USBC Board of Directors.  RVP and SafeSport Certified. 

 
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Danita Allen, open director, Chamberlain.  Started bowling in 1991. She has served as a youth delegate for the Missouri River Bowling Association for over ten years. She has been a coach for the Chamberlain youth program for 25 years. Going into her fourth year, Danita is the ESD youth travel league bowling coach for Chamberlain. She is an inductee of the SD State USBC hall of Fame and the Chamberlain Missouri River Bowling Hall of Fame. She is a Bronze certified coach. RVP and Safesport Certified. 

 
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Brandon Dooley, open director, Aberdeen. A bowler since he was six years old, Brandon has been involved with all facets of the sport, bowling in junior league and the ESD Traveling League. Brandon is president of the Aberdeen Area USBC and operates a pro shop. He also served on the Huron USBC board of directors for two years. Brandon is a Bronze Level Certified Coach. RVP and SafeSport Certified. 

 

 
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Ray Alan Donat, open director, Yankton. Ray serves on the Yankton USBC board and is league secretary and coach in the Yankton youth program. He was named Yankton's Coach of the Year in 2010. RVP and SafeSport Certified. 

 

 

 
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Patty Fanter, open director, Rapid City. Patty has coached youth bowlers for more than 25 of her 30+ years of bowling in South Dakota and North Dakota. She has served with the Rapid City and SD youth organizations and is a Bronze Level Certified Coach. She was a member of the Rapid City USBC Transition Board and SD USBC Transition Board.  She is manager for the SD State USBC Senior, Mixed and Youth Tournaments.  Patty is an inductee into the Rapid City Hall of Fame and the SD State Hall of Fame  She has received the SD Youth Service award for Coach of the Year and Promoter of the Year. RVP and SafeSport Certified. 

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