Fred Borden became one of the youngest bowlers ever to capture the Akron city doubles crown when he helped win the title at age 19. He won numerous city and state titles and cashed in 7 of 12 tournaments while on the Pro Bowlers Association tour. He was named to the Beacon Journal All-Star team eight times. But it has been Borden's teaching that has won him national acclaim. "I owe half my titles to Fred Borden," Don Johnson, a 26-time winner on the PBA tour, once said. Others who have sought Borden's tutelage, for which he does not charge, include PBA stars Mike Durbin, George Pappas, Larry Laub, Joe Berardi and Steve Cook.