A one-time USBC Open Championships titlist, Gersonde was one of the tallest of the leading bowlers at 6-4 1/2. He bowled on Milwaukee's best teams for many years. Gersonde won 12 major doubles titles, seven with Bert Barkow, four with fellow Hall of Famer Frank Benkovic and one with Ernie Imse. His five Wisconsin B.A. all-events titles is an all-time record.