Charter: Stansfield Vending – LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Ekern has captured several local and state tournament titles throughout his many years of play with the VNEA.
From 1984-1990, Ekern served as the league coordinator for Stansfield Vending’s league system. Art has continued to promote numerous teams as the owner of Top Shots Pool & Darts.
Art has also served as the Secretary of the local league in which he actively participates.
Art was also one of the first sanctioned VNEA League Players to record a Perfect Match-30 Zip on December 1st, 1982.
As the captain of the famed "Hondo’s Bar" team at the 1981 International Championships in Rochester, Minnesota, Art was a member of the first VNEA Int’l Men’s Division Team Champion in the history of this prestigious organization. Art and his team set the standard for the thousands of teams which would later vow for their title.
"It has been a pleasure both helping and watching the VNEA blossom into the premier association that it is today." – Art Ekern