City: Los Angeles
Asplund did not start bowling until age 21 after watching pot games in a Denver bowling center. But he carried a 200 average and owned nearly every tournament title in the Northwest. His USBC Open Championships debut in 1930 resulted in two top 10 finishes, and his record for winning big money in the Petersen Classic was unparalleled. He cashed 11 times in 16 tries, claiming more than $11,000—big money at that time. Asplund accumulated 15 other tournament titles.