Kai Strothers, a 10-year-old boy from New Jersey, using a purple bowling ball, became the youngest person in New Jersey to bowl a perfect 300.
Strothers was calm when he asked how he felt saying he did not get too excited and hoped it would happen again. The perfect game happened at Jersey Lanes bowling alley in Linden, New Jersey on Jan. 26, 2019.
NJ.com reports Strothers showed and interest in bowling when he was 18 months old, joined a league when he was four years old, and started bowling seriously two years ago. Strothers bowls at different lanes. On Monday and Wednesday, he practices at a lane in Linden. Friday evenings he bowls in a league in Manalapan. Tuesday he bowls with his mother and Saturday he practices at the Jersey Lanes.
Strothers’ mother, Sharonda Strothers told the publication she was always in a bowling alley growing up and her children learned to love the sports. She continued mentioning her son only thinks about is bowling, and it is what he loves.
Sharonda told Fox News her son hopes to become a professional bowler. High schools and colleges have started to scout the fifth grader.
The bowling prodigy has grown up around the sport. His parents are members of a league, grandfather bowls regularly, and uncle has two perfect games.
According to the U.S. Bowling Congress, the youngest person in the United States to bowl a perfect game was Hannah Diem of Seminole, Florida. She bowled the game at Liberty Lanes in Nov. 2013 when she was nine years, six months and 19 days old.
Written by Barbara Sobel
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