Dave Husted

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David Husted (born April 12, 1960), of Milwaukie, Oregon, is a retired professional ten-pin bowler and member of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA). He was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1996, and became a member of the USBC Hall of Fame in 2012.[1]

A right-handed bowler, Husted joined the PBA in 1978, and won 14 titles on the PBA Tour. He was one of the most dominant bowlers in the prestigious U.S. Open, a PBA major which he won three times (1982, 1995 and 1996). He won the 1982 event at age 21, and is still the youngest-ever winner of the U.S. Open as of 2016. The 1995 victory was in front of the largest crowd to ever witness a PBA event: 7,212 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI. Only Pete Weber has won more modern-day U.S. Open titles (5). To date (2016), Husted is the last bowler to successfully defend a U.S. Open title (1995-1996), and the only bowler in the modern era (since 1971) to do so.

Husted was well respected by his peers, winning back-to-back PBA Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Awards in 1988 and 1989. He was also the ninth PBA player in history to eclipse the $1 million mark in career earnings.[2] Dave was ranked #23 on the PBA's 2008 list of "50 Greatest Players of the Last 50 Years."


  1. ^ Manzione, Gianmarc. "Husted, Monacelli, Baker, Davidson elected to USBC Hall of Fame." Article at www.bowl.com on Jan. 2, 2012. [1]
  2. ^ Hall of Fame bios at www.pba.com, official website of the Professional Bowlers Association and Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour.