John Wilcox


John Wilcox
City: Lewisburg
State: PA
Inducted: 1999

Wilcox burst onto the major bowling scene in 1966 when he won the USBC Open Championships all-events title with 2,004. Later that year, he earned two gold medals in the Tournament of the Americas in Miami and capped off the year by becoming the first American champion in the World Cup in London. He added another USBC title in 1977 in Classic Team and had five other top 10 finishes. His 885 series in 1972 stood as the best three-game set for left-handers for more than two decades, and for a while in the late 1980s and early 1990s, he held the USBC record for most career 300 games.