Iowa bowler, at age 91, becomes oldest bowler to roll 800 series


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Jim Novak of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has made his way into the United States Bowling Congress record book as the oldest bowler to roll an 800 series.

At 91 years, 2 months and 21 days old, Novak put together games of 279, 256 and 268 for an 803 series during a Feb. 25 league session, topping the previous mark of 85 years and 9 days, set by William Lautenschlager of Stockton, Calif., in 2016.

His score is pending formal approval from USBC and would be the 21st certified 800 of his 65-year bowling career. He last eclipsed the 800 mark in March 2010.


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Yeah... IF I live to see 91, I'll be happy if I can bowl a game of 91!

Good for Jim! Helluva feat regardless of age! :Thumbsup: