Decorah native Edwin Macha recently was honored by the United States Bowling Congress for 50 years in the sport. (Photo submitted)
Decorah native Edwin Macha recently was honored by the United States Bowling Congress for 50 years in the sport. (Photo submitted)
Decades ago, Edwin Macha of Decorah made a commitment to the sport of bowling, and he was recognized for his dedication last week at the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, where he celebrated 50 years of participation.
The 85-year-old right-hander is thankful for the people he’s met in his travels to the event each year since his debut in Cincinnati in 1968, and as he prepared for his milestone appearance on the championship lanes, he reflected fondly on the memories he’s shared with many friends and teammates over the years.
Macha was recognized in front of his current teammates and fellow competitors at the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas, Nev., and received a plaque, chevron and diamond lapel pin to commemorate his entry into the tournament’s 50-Year Club.

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