Gary Skidmore

Skidmore, a Rio Grande High School grad, made his mark as a professional bowler. He was on the Professional Bowler’s Association (PBA) Tour for 1981 to 1988 and then the Senior Tour from 2004 to present. He is also owner of the Skidmore’s Holiday Bowling Center from 1986 to the present. He won 6 PBA national tour titles, all were televised on national TV on ABC. He won two PBA Southwest Regional titles. He has 19 national TV appearances with a 24-12 record, which ranks 10 all-time. He has had 34 – 300 point games and 16 – 800 series (3 games). He was invited to represent the USA in the Japan Cup in 1984, 1985, and 1986. He represented New Mexico in the Coca Cola Cup in Washington D.C. as a junior golfer. He coaches the University of New Mexico bowling team from 1987-1995, r eaching a #15 ranking nationally in 1991. He has won the Governor’s Sports Award. He was Bowlers Journal International (BJI) 3rd team; All-American in 1983 and 1985; and was inducted to the Albuquerque Bowlers Hall of Fame in 1994. He was the Albuquerque Bowler of the Year in 1984. Not only has he been a highly successful pro bowler, but he has contributed so much to the sport and to the community. He set up Scholarship programs for the youth leagues and our center hosts the UNM bowling classes and team practices. We are also the home center for multiple high schools team for their practices and host a couple tournaments through their season.