John won 6 BDN Merchants Holiday Tournament titles. His first was in 1928 followed by five consecutive tittles from 1935-39 with the highest total pin fall of 4417 (record until 1973). He won six City Tournament Championships. In 1939 and 1949 he was a member of the world champion Milwaukee Heil team. He was labeled as the "best bowler" in Beloit of his time. He had a high series of 796 prior to 1941 when he left bowling.