OGDEN -- The Northern Utah USBCA will induct new members into the Ogden Bowling Hall of Fame on Saturday, with the groups hall of fame banquet set for that night at the Timbermine Restaurant.
Inducted this year will be Marlene Jensen, Raelyn Hazen, Randy Kezior, John W. Thomas and Mike Rhodes.
The banquet costs $28 per person. The social hour begins at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.nuusbca.com or from any board member.
Additionally, Tammy Boomershine will receive the Denny Yu women's all events scratch trophy (she scored 2,045 for 9 games) and the Ben Day open all events scratch trophy to William "Rick" Bell (he scored 2,106 for 9 games).
* JENSEN: Is being inducted for Outstanding Service.
She started her bowling career by taking lessons at Rainbow Lanes and has been an association member since 1967. She is a consummate contributor by volunteering on every level of the sport of bowling. She has kept score for tournaments, donates prizes and sponsors teams and tournaments, was an instrumental part of the process when the old OBA and OWBA merged to become the NUUSBCA, serves on the 500 Club board of directors and is currently president of the Thursday Night Ladies League at Sparetime as well as secretary of the Friday Scratch Trio at Ben Lomond Lanes.
One of Jensen's career highlights was placing 1,190th in her first-ever National Bowling Tournament.
* HAZEN Is being inducted for outstanding performance.
She started league bowling seriously in 1991 and her exceptional resume includes eight all star team appearances starting in 1996, as well as two 299 games, three 300 games, numerous 700 series and one 800 series.
Hazen feels that the relationships bowling fosters are the most important part of the sport. Bowling her first 300 game on the same night as her husband Laine and shooting a record 858 series stand out as her most memorable moments.
* KEZIOR: Is being inducted as an outstanding contributor.
His career spans 36 year having started in 1974. His behind the scene skills include being the mechanic at Davis Lanes where he is the current manager, along with being a teacher, coach, and equipment fitter/driller. Kezior supports Special Olympics and other charitable organizations through donation of time and products from the pro shop he operates inside Davis Lanes. He also designed, built, and donated ball delivery ramps for special needs bowlers.
While Kezior has had 10 300 games, two 298 and 299 games, he says he gets pure enjoyment out of seeing others become interested in bowling and excelling at their game.
* THOMAS: Is being inducted for outstanding performance.
He started his bowling career as a youth competitor in 1980. He has to his credit 13 300 games, seven 299 games, one 298 game and six 800 series. As a youth he held four Coca-Cola state scratch single titles and two college all events average records for 9 games. He has been a Bronze Level coach for 22 years.
Thomas finished 10th in the 2000 National Open all events with a 2,115 and first in the 2002 Utah State all events scratch title with a 2,272. He currently owns Revolutions Pro Shop at Sparetime while also working at the IRS.
* RHODES: Is being inducted for outstanding service.
He started bowling in his high school gym class and joined his first league in 1978. He was first elected to the Ogden Bowling Association as a director in 1994. He moved through the ranks and was elected OBA president in 1998 and served two consecutive terms. He was also elected to serve on the Utah State BA board rising to serve as president for the 2004-05 bowling season.
Rhodeswas instrumental in the merger of the OBA and OWBA, which is the current NUUSBCA. He is currently serving his second term as president of the Northern Utah USBCA.