At age of 17 he began bowling while a pinsetter at old Buchtel Lanes. The first of his nine sanctioned 300 games came on April 23, 1932. In nearly 50 years of bowling, Boss participated in 32 American Bowling Congress tournaments. In 1941, he won the Central States all-events title and was a member of the winning team. In 1959, Boss was a member of the second place team in the National 5-man Match Game championship. In 1951, 1955 and 1956 the old WADC teams were Ohio Match Team Champions. Other highlights were winning the Akron City Championships from Dick Hoover in 1953 and the same championship from Jimmy Petrou the following year. His 700 series are countless and his all-time high score is 817.