IBMA Update – Brian Hirsch named the new Operations Manager



March 30, 2020

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Hirsch Operations Manager, International Bowling Media Association (IBMA)



ARLINGTON, Texas – Brian Hirsch of South Kenosha, Wis., has been named the new Operations Manager for the International Bowling Media Association by the IBMA’s board of directors.


Hirsch succeeds Jackie Wyckoff, who resigned for personal reasons after serving in the position for six years.


Per IBMA bylaws, Hirsch has stepped down as second vice president of the IBMA and resigned from the committees that he either served or chaired in order to accept the position.


“Jackie did an outstanding job as Operations Manager,” IBMA President Johnny Campos said. “She streamlined several processes in the organization that we will continue to use in the future. She will be missed.”


Added Campos: “I have full confidence that Brian will be able to step into the role and continue the good work started by Jackie.”


Hirsch, a New York native, has an extensive background as a bowling writer. He has his own bowling publication called “Striking Spotlight,” which has a Facebook page of the same name. He also has been published in the Desert Bowler newspaper, Windy City Bowling News and Bowlers Journal International.


Hirsch serves as a youth director in the Kenosha USBC Association, and is a former director for the Metro Phoenix USBC.


As IBMA Operations Manager, he will work closely with the IBMA president and the organization’s committee chairmen to ensure that the IBMA’s policies and procedures are followed. Hirsch also will act as recording secretary for meetings, and as administrator for committee chairmen.


“I am looking forward to working closely with President Campos and the IBMA board,” Hirsch said. “I am sad to leave the committees that I have chaired and have been on, but look to help as I can.”


The IBMA board of directors approved the appointment of long-time member Sam Vasta to replace Hirsch as second VP for the remainder of his term.



About the International Bowling Media Association

Located at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas, the IBMA provides awards and recognition to professional and amateur bowlers, industry volunteers and bowling writers, as well as promotes bowling journalism as a career choice to youth bowlers throughout America. For more information log on to 


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Brian grew up in New York before moving to Phoenix, AZ in 1991. He has been involved in writing for his own bowling publication called “Striking Spotlight.” He has been published in the Desert Bowler Newspaper, Windy City News Newspaper and the Bowlers Journal. Hirsch is a Youth Director in the Kenosha USBC and a former Director for the Metro Phoenix USBC. As a Level 1 and RVP USBC coach, he can be found coaching his wife Amber and their son Masen each Saturday morning. Hirsch currently has (6) 300’s and (4) 800’s and is a member of the International Gay Bowling Organization where he is a five-time IGBO Champion and a six-time Arizona State Grand Canyon State Games Medalist. The Hirsch’s moved to Wisconsin to be closer to family and assist the Freedom Farm for Vets. Hirsch’s home bowling center is Sheridan Lanes, located in Kenosha, WI.


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