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Delegates at the USBC Annual Meeting will vote on three open USBC Board positions on Thursday, May 2. A look at each of the four candidates slated by the USBC Nominating Committee:

AnthonyColangelo150x175ANTHONY COLANGELO
Meridian, Idaho
Anthony Colangelo was a USBC board member from 2013-2016, serving on the Equipment Specifications, Legal and Legislative, National Policy and Nominating committees. Prior to joining the national board, he served on the USBC Information Technology Task Force. He has been involved in the bowling industry for more than 35 years and recently was association manager for the Idaho State USBC. He also served as chair of the Transition Committee for the Idaho State USBC, which completed its merger in 2017. He was a board member of the Bowlers to Veterans Link (2014-2016), a director on the New Jersey State USBC BA (2010-2014) and association manager for the Central Jersey Middlesex County USBC (2009-2015). Colangelo currently is the IT Manager for the Boise Centre, Idaho’s largest convention center, supervising a team that provides technical services for more than 220 events each year.

Why are you qualified to serve on the USBC Board of Directors?
My first term on the USBC Board allowed me to gain valuable experience and a much better understanding of the responsibility USBC has to ensure that our state and local associations are trained and prepared to support our membership through the 21st century. I would be honored to once again serve as a Delegate Director and forge our future together!

RichForan150x175RICH FORAN
Billings, Montana

Rich Foran has served as a director on the Montana State USBC board since 2013 and finalized the successful merger of all local associations within the state association. He has served as director of the Montana State senior, open and youth tournaments, is a member of the youth, tournament and finance committees, and chair of the legislative committee. He is the youth committee chair and has been a Junior Gold tournament volunteer for the Greater Yellowstone USBC since 2016, helping to double the number of bowlers to qualify for Junior Gold. He also served as the association’s vice president from 2010-2016. Now retired, he worked for UPS for 29 years and also served in the United States Army Reserve for 25 years that included running the Mobilization Center responsible for deployment of soldiers from 2004-2007.  

Why are you qualified to serve on the USBC Board of Directors?
I have the want and the will to serve the bowlers of the USBC. I understand to serve is an honor and a huge responsibility to undertake. As a bowler, I understand the issues that are before us and I would like to be a voice for our bowlers. My time as a bowler, delivery driver and as an officer in the military has given me a unique understanding of being part of each level of this organization.  

BoGoergen150x175BO GOERGEN
Sanford, Michigan
Bo Goergen, who has worked in the bowling industry for the last 35 years, has been the center manager of Northern Lanes, a 24-lane center in Sanford, Michigan, since 1997. He also is the executive director for the Bowling Centers Association of Michigan and has operated centers in Iowa, Georgia, Illinois and Michigan. He helped develop and continues to support programs at four local high schools and one college bowling team. On the lanes, he has competed in 40 USBC Open Championships and set the tournament record with an 862 singles series in 2009. He claimed a second Open Championships title in 2010, leading Northern Lanes Pro Shop to the team all-events crown. He also competes on the PBA Senior Tour, with a career-best finish of second at the 2012 PBA Senior Don Carter Memorial.

Why are you qualified to serve on the USBC Board of Directors?
With over 35 years in the bowling industry, from running centers to serving on the local USBC boards, I have a thorough understanding of the rules and specifications of the sport of bowling. And being a proprietor, I understand the need for better relations with the local board in promoting our sport, and to enhance the future of the sport.

LowellLovgren150x175LOWELL LOVGREN
Kelso, Washington

Lowell Lovgren has been president of the Cowlitz USBC association since 2011, the association’s youth league director at Triangle Bowl since 1990 and last year served as a volunteer at the Junior Gold Championships in Dallas. He is the youth director for the Washington State USBC (WSUSBC) and runs the state and sectional Pepsi tournaments. He previously served on the WSUSBC board as president (2012-2015) and was the association manager (2006-2012). He was elected to the WSUSBC Hall of Fame in 2014 and received the USBC Joyce Deitch Unity Award in 2018. He worked as an Advanced Technician for Weyerhaeuser from 1977-2012 and now works for Nippon Dynawave Packaging, dealing directly with customer complaint issues. He served as the secretary/treasurer for the Washington Area Council of the Association of Western Pulp and Paperworkers (AWPPW) and currently is the president of Local 633 AWPPW.

Why are you qualified to serve on the USBC Board of Directors?
Having been involved in bowling for 40-plus years of my life, I’ve had the opportunity to witness the growth and development of the sport. Being a leader with USBC, I learn new things every day, so I feel my knowledge and experience will allow me to be a valuable addition to the USBC Board of Directors. I am appreciative of the opportunity to give back to the sport that has given me so much.

In accordance with Article IV, Section B of the USBC Bylaws, nominations from the floor for a USBC Board position must have been received by the Nominating Committee Chairman 30 days prior to the start of the Annual Meeting.

Nominations had to be submitted by Monday, April 1, 2019.

MEET THE CANDIDATES: The Meet the Candidates session will be held Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 10 a.m. - noon.