Ben Ketola breaks the bowling world record for fastest perfect game.

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Watch this guy bowl a perfect 300 in less than 90 seconds

Nothin' but pins.


Samantha Grasso

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Posted on Apr 22, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 4:44 pm CDT

Most people who don’t stay in their own lane get dragged for it, either metaphorically or literally. This guy ended up breaking the bowling world record for fastest perfect game instead.

According to, bowler Ben Ketola is believed to have broken the record for the world’s fastest 300 game earlier this month, with a time of just under 87 seconds. He did so by running from one lane of the bowling alley to the next, hitting strikes with a different ball every time, then returning to lanes 1 and 2 to bring the score to 300.

“It was fun to do. I honestly wasn’t expecting to do it,” the 23-year-old told the publication. “I just wanted to see how quickly I could get across the house and get strikes.”

Ketola said he decided to give it a try while practicing, taking the strategy from pro bowler Tom Daugherty, who broke the record in 2015 with a time of 1 minute and 50.99 seconds. He first attempted to break the record three times on April 1, but held the winning game days later at the alley where he works in Cortland, New York.

The United States Bowling Congress doesn’t count speed for official records, but Ketola said he still want to push himself on the bowling records.

“I saw it as a challenge,” Ketola said. “Next time I may set up all spares on the lanes and see how fast I can make those.”

Watch Ketola’s record-breaking game below:

H/T the Big Lead

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*First Published: Apr 22, 2017, 5:14 pm CDT