Board of Directors

South Dakota State USBC Association Board of Directors



Marty Barington, president, Mitchell. During his more than 30 years of bowling, Marty has served on Mitchell's youth board for 12 years and held all league offices. As a member of the South Dakota Men's Bowling Association board, he served as director, vice president and president. He was a member of the state transition "committee" and since the merger in 2007 has served on the SD State USBC Association board as director, vice president and current president.  He is an inductee to the SD State USBC Hall of Fame.



Jan Putnam, association manager, Yankton. A bowler since 1984, Jan has served as Yankton USBC Association Manager since 2005 and is secretary-treasurer of a mixed league since 1989.  Jan is a Level 1 Certified Coach. She is a member of the SD State USBC Hall of Fame.



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.



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.  



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 Tournamnent Manager of the SD State Pepsi Tournament.  Kristy is currently Assoication 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.



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.



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.



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.




Kris Polreis, District 3 director, Mitchell.    Bio comig soon




Roger Woodworth, District 3 director, Sioux Falls.  Roger has been bowling for 50 years.  In 1995 he founded Acc-U-Fit Pro Sop which he owned until a few years ago.  He is past President of the Huron and SD State ABC bowling associations.  He cites one of his most valued accomplishments is bowling a 700+ series for 41 consecutive years.  Roger is a member of the Huron and SD State Hal of Fame.


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.



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.



Sarah Brustdirector at large, 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.



Shane Harriman, director at large, 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.


George Martin, youth committee, Brandon. George has been bowling for more than 35 years and was involved with local and state associations as a director and officer for more than 20 years. He served as president of the SD Young American Bowling Alliance as well as the SD Bowling Council. He is a Level 1 Certified Coach, coaching the youth for more than 30 years and was a member of Bowling Headquarters field staff for nine years.  He was inducted into the Greater Sioux Falls Association Hall of Fame. He is a SD State USBC Hall of Fame inductee and received the SD Youth Service award for Coach of the Year and Promoter of the Year. 


Brandon Dooley, youth committee, 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.



Ray Alan Donat, youth committee, 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.





Patty Fanter, youth chairperson, 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 and member of the RVP. She was a member of the Rapid City USBC Transition Board and SD USBC Transition Board.  She is manager for the SD State USBC Youth Tournament.  Patty is an inductee into the Rapid City Hall of Fame and the SD State Hall of Fame  She received the SD Youth Service award for Coach of the Year.