Sports Award Inductees

Hoinke, Erwin "Erv"




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Western Hills

  • Bowling, 4 letters
  • PHSL Championship 3 years
  • Ohio  State Championship in senior year
  • Ranked fifth in nation (team)
  • Elected to American High School Bowling Congress
  • Bowled highest three game league score in National American Junior Bowling Congress, 1949-1950 season
  • Golf, 4 letters
  • Tennis, 3 letters

Post-High School

  • 1st Lt. Hoinke won the Army All Events Title in 1957
  • Qualified in Korea, made Army Team in Tokyo
  • Won the All-Army Championship in Ft. Meade, Maryland
  • Competed in 53 National ABC Tournaments; lifetime average of over 190
  • Member of Greater Cincinnati Bowling Association Hall of Fame
  • President of Western Bowl and the Hoinke Classic
  • CEO of largest individually owned bowling tournament in US; total prize money paid out $55,000,000.00
  • Hoinke Classic in its 61st year-brings 50-75,000 people to community each year
  • Recipient of 2000 Victor Lerner Award, the most prestigious honor bestowed by Bowling Proprietors Association of America