And that brings us to Matt Latarski, A 23-year-old Medina, Ohio man who bowled himself into the record books Sunday with a 900 series. For the uninitiated, that's three consecutive perfect games, a feat that, once verified by the United States Bowling Congress, will make Latarski the 17th person to roll a 900 in the history of the sport. His previous high for three consecutive games was 814.
Latarski told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer that "I couldn't miss," and he wasn't kidding.
Latarski's team, Two Studs & an Old Guy, includes his brother and an older friend. They attracted a crowd Sunday morning as they bowled the last frames of the third game.According to the USBC website, a 22-year New York man was the last to bowl a 900 (in October) and before him, a bowler in Illinois pulled it off in March. As for Latarski, he says he started bowling when he was five and had rolled a 300 on six different occasions prior to Sunday's record-setting performance.
By the 10th frame, everyone else in building had stopped bowling, and Latarski was nervous. "You could have heard a pin drop," he said.
Latarski will receive a ring for the 300 games and a solid-gold diamond ring for the 900 series.