Hall of Fame
The Mid-Hudson Bowling Association Hall of Fame inducted Jon
M. Leskow on April 4, 2009 at Anthony's Pier 9.
M. Leskow has been elected to the Hall of Fame for
Ability. Jon was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on August 14,
1964. His parents are Martin and Johanna Leskow. His
Father passed away in 1998. He grew up in Hopewell
Junction, NY. Jon was not interested in the game of
bowling as a youth. It wasn’t until he went to college
that the science and mathematics part of the game got
him interested in bowling steady. He went to SUNY
Potsdam and graduated in 1987 with a BA in Mathematics.
His bowling career took off from there. He attended Don
Johnson’s PBA bowling camps which helped him with the
physical part of the game. Steve and Dave Ferraro are
credited with the mental part of the game.
Jon bowled mainly at Southern Dutchess Bowl for most of
his leagues but also ventured to Bowling Time and Tarsio
Lanes. In the Mid Hudson Bowling Association Jon has had
many awards and titles. His Best year was in 2000-2001
when he averaged 230 in the Dutchess Dodge Masters and
231 in the Budweiser Beacon Classic. His lifetime
average in the MHBA is 215. He has had seventeen 300
games, six 299 games, and ten 800 series. His high
series is 858.
In the annual MHBA tournaments Jon has also had his
share of titles. He has won the All Events Net title
four times, the All Events Handicap title two times, the
Singles Net title two times, the Singles Handicap title
once and the Doubles Net title once.
In addition to Jon’s MHBA bowling, he has bowled in
other associations and on the Professional Bowler’s
Regional Tour. He has one regional title which came in
1994 at Saratoga Springs. He also has had twelve more
300 games and four more 800 series outside the MHBA.
Jon also owned and operated a bowling pro shop called
Leskow’s 300 Shop at Southern Dutchess Bowl from
1992-1998. His other hobbies include poker, pinochle,
chess, music, motorcycles, and humor.
Congrats Jon on your Induction into the MHBA’s Hall Of