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John Martino
City: Syracuse
State: NY
Inducted: 1969


Martino made his mark in three levels of the game. He was an outstanding bowler, holding a 190 average after 41 USBC Open Championships. In 1929, he won the all-events title in an international event in Stockholm, Sweden, the first gold medal won by an American in international play. He also was active in administrative positions, serving as USBC President (1947-48) and president of the New York and Syracuse associations. He also served as the first president of the Bowling Writers Association of America.
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