While many of us who patronize bowling alleys are satisfied with any game that sees our scores cross the triple digit mark, bowler Ben Ketola sets his sights a bit higher.
The 23-year-old decided he needed to break the world record by rolling 12 strikes in 86.9 seconds, far ahead of the previous fastest perfect game. Bowling one strike every 7.24 seconds (That's far better than this writer's average of one strike every two months or so), the two-handed bowler didn't take any time to reflect on his strikes - there was no time for any of that.
The previous record for the fastest perfect game came from professional bowler Tom Daugherty, who took 1 minute, 50.99 seconds to bowl the 12 strikes needed for a score of 300 - the highest possible in a game of bowling.
Ketola told Syracuse.com that he bowls at least 50 games per week, and his average is a healthy 225.
"It was fun to do. I honestly wasn't expecting to do it," he said. "I just wanted to see how quickly I could get across the house and get strikes."