Bob Strampe was born in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area, and was a member of leading teams in the Minneapolis area before moving on to the Stroh’s team that was based in Detroit. He was a four-time American Bowling Congress (ABC) Champion. After the National Bowling League folded he headed out to the professional tournament trail was the second person to win the BPAA All-Star in 1963, PBA National in 1964 and ABC Masters in 1966. He is one of only a few bowlers with 300 games in five decades. Bob Strampe was inducted into the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Hall of Fame in 1977 and was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.