I got interested in bowling when I was in the 7th grade. All through high school I bowled in youth leagues at Nungesser Lanes in North Bergen and Castle Lanes in West New York. Then adult leagues for a few years when I was in college. In all that time I never witnessed a 300 game. I bowled games over 200 a couple of times. A 300 game means a bowler has rolled 12 consecutive strikes. It's an amazing feat of coordination, athletic ability and concentration.
This past Saturday at Jersey Lanes in Linden 10 year old Kai Strouthers became one of the youngest Americans ever to bowl a 300 game. He told NJ Advance Media: "It was good, I didn't get too excited. I hope I do it again." He has plenty of time to do it again that's for sure.
Bowling is a family affair for Kai. His parents are avid bowlers and his uncle has two 300 games to his credit. His mom says he's been in bowling alleys since he was 18 months old and seriously bowling since he was 8. What really impresses me is that Kai bowled his 300 game with a 14 pound ball. Most adult bowlers use 16 pound balls and rarely get close to even a 200 game.
Watch Kai's form on the You Tube video below.
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