Auto Racing

Auto Racing Inductees A Spokane native and Lewis & Clark high and Eastern Washington University grad, in 1977 Tom Sneva became the first driver to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 at a speed of more than 200 mph, turning a one-lap record of 200.535 mph. And, in 1984 he became the first drive to qualify…

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Bowling Inductees One of the country’s all-time bowling greats. Holder of 45 national Professional Bowlers’ Association titles. The first pro bowler to reach $1M in career earning. PBA player of the year six times. ABC Masters champion in 1977 and 1984. Member of both the Bowling Congress and PBA Halls of Fame.

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Figure Skating

Figure Skating Inductees Rosalyn Sumners, who grew up in Edmonds, was the world figure skating champion in Ladies singles in 1983 and the Olympic silver medalist the next year in Sarajevo, barely being edged for the gold medal by Katarina Witt of East Germany. “Roz” was the three-time U.S. champion in 1982-84 and the world…

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Handball Inductees One of the nation’s top handball players, Gordon Pfiefer won 15 world, national and professional titles in the 1970s and 1980s. A University of Puget Sound graduate, Pfiefer won back-to-back United States singles championships in 1971-72. He also was rated as one of the state’s standout slowpitch players.

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Shooting Inductees If trapshooting is your bag, you’ll know what a big man this fellow is. Arnold Reigge was Washington’s greatest marksman in 1959 when he established a national record by hitting 1,420 consecutive shots. He was a frequent winner of the Champion of Champions trapshooting competition.

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