exmeyer gary


AT THE TIME OF INDUCTION ON MAY 11, 2002 -- Class of 2002...


Gary has been very active in Kokomo Bowling for many years. Gary started bowling in 1980 and gradually got more involved in the sport. In addition to his multiple 300 games and a career high 212 average, Gary is a past president and Life Member of the Kokomo Bowling Association and has operated a local bowling pro shop for 12 years. Over the years, Gary has helped many bowlers with their equipment needs.

In addition to assisting bowlers with their bowling needs, Gary has always been a friend to both associations. He supports both associations as a cash contributor to the local championship tournaments as well as donating bowling equipment for special raffles, giveaways, etc. When the associations were selling ads to support the local average book before it was financed through the Monte Carlo fundraiser, you could always find his ad in every issue. Gary received the KWBA Vada Soots Certificate of Appreciation in 1999 for his support to Kokomo Women's Bowling Association projects and events.


Game - 300 (2)

Series - 757

Average - 212


  • Secretary of the His and Hers League, Progressive League and Delco IC League - sometimes all three in the same year
  • Kokomo Bowling Association president 1994-95 and a KBA Life Member (10 years of service)
  • Junior Olympic Head Coach
  • Dick Ritger Level 1 Coach
  • USA Bronze Coach
  • 12 years owner of the Strike Shop and a big supporter of KBA and youth bowling


  • City Tournament titles
    • 1988 - Team actual (3128)
    • 1989 - Team actual (3166) then a scoring record
    • 1993 - Team actual (3139)
  • Has averaged about 200 for the last eight seasons with a career high of 212 in the 1997-98 season
  • Has shot over 30 series over 700 including a career high 757
  • High Games
    • Two sanctioned 300 games (4/9/89 and 2/4/92) at Cedar Crest Lanes
    • His 1992 perfect game was rolled at same time as opponent Jon Dieterman
  • Also has rolled games of 299, 297, 290, 289 (twice), 288, 287 (twice), 280 (twice) and many in the 270's
  • Has participated in the State Tournament for over ten years
    • Rolled 1315 Doubles actual (25th place) and 1466 handicap (10th place) with son Chad at 2001 Tournament in Muncie
    • Rolled 1907 All-events actual in 1998 in Indianapolis
  • Participated in the GM Tournament for about ten years
    • 1988 GM Tournament Team Championships
    • 1989 GM Tournament Team Championships
    • 1990 GM Tournament Team Championships
    • 1994 GM Doubles Championship
  • 1987 CIBA Masters Champion
  • Member of Cedar Crest Lanes team that holds team game record of 1263 rolled 1/10/93
  • One of the original 13 IBPSIA Certified Pro Shop Technicians and a Charter Member of the IBPSIA
  • Eagles State Mixed Team Championship and several City Mixed Team championships
  • Rolled a triplicate 197