Cain re-elected USBC president

ARLINGTON, Texas - Andrew Cain of Phoenix has been re-elected president by the United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors and Frank Wilkinson of Staten Island, N.Y., will serve as vice president of USBC for the 2013-2014 season.

"I appreciate the confidence and support of the board, and I am excited to serve another year," said Cain, above, who joined the board in 2007 and became president in 2012. "USBC will be moving forward and embracing change as we strive toward our vision of being the leading authority servicing the needs of bowling as a more effective governing body. The strategy and decisions ahead will be driven by a focus to protect and nurture our sport, so bowling has a vibrant future with more people inspired to participate."

While both Cain and Wilkinson are starting new three-year terms on the USBC board, the positions of president and vice president are one-year terms.

FrankWilkinson150x165Wilkinson, left, chairman of the USBC Youth Committee, recently was re-appointed to the board by the Youth Committee. Ray Baty of Wichita, Kan., also will serve on the USBC board as a Youth Committee representative, filling a vacated term through 2015.

In addition to Baty, the USBC Board will have four new members.

Anthony Colangelo of Helmetta, N.J., and Jan Schmidt of Hales Corners, Wis., were elected to the board by delegates at the 2013 USBC Convention. They will be joined by three-time Team USA member Mike Fagan of Dallas, who was selected by the Athletes Advisory Council, and Tom Martino, the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America president-elect who will be on the USBC board as a BPAA representative. Each of the new board members will begin three-year terms starting Aug. 1.

Returning to the board to begin new terms are Michael Italia of Warrington, Pa., and Mark Martin of Waterford, Mich., who were elected by delegates at convention, Tom Bluth, who was appointed as a Director-At-Large, and Perry Daniels, who returns as The National Bowling Association representative. Italia and Martin will serve three-year terms, while the appointments of Bluth and Daniels are for one year.

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