Lou Bellisimo

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Lou Bellisimo
City: Eugene
State: OR
Inducted: 1986

A pioneer bowling teacher, Bellisimo was senior instructor at the University of Oregon from 1949 to 1972 where he established one of the nation's most popular bowling programs. Lou earned the nickname Mr. Scientific because of constant analyzing and discussions of bowling form, action of the ball, etc. He wrote one of the most popular bowling instruction books in history (The Bowlers Manual) that sold more than 200,000 copies its first three editions.