Gordon Vadakin

Superior Performance

Gordon Vadakin
City: Wichita
State: KS
Inducted: 2007

While Vadakin is eminently qualified for his coaching contributions at Wichita State University and with Team USA, he was inducted for his skills on the lanes as an amateur bowler. The 1983 Team USA member earned an FIQ World Championships team silver medal and returned to Team USA in 1989 when he won titles in both the USBC Open Championships and FIQ American Zone Championships. His Chilton Vending team also won the Open Championships Team All-Events title in 1988 and he has six other top 10 finishes.