Medina bowler has 2 perfect 300 games in one night in Albion
MEDINA – Amassing records is nothing new for Curtis Foss.
The Medina bowler added to his achievements Friday night at Oak Orchard Lanes when he bowled an impressive set of 223, 300 and 300.
That is the first time in the history of the bowling alley anyone has bowled two 300 games in one set, said his mother Sue Green of Medina.
Curtis gets his love of bowling from his father, the late Bob Foss who set his first record when he became the youngest New York State Champion Bowler in 1976 at the age of 15.
Curtis bowled his first 300 game at Medina Lanes at the age of 16, and a week later, he bowled his second.
“This had never been heard of at the time,” his mother said.
His feat Friday night was Curtis’ 39th and 40th 300 game and his 26th 800 series.
Like his father, Curtis, 31, is also pursuing the professional bowling circuit, bowling in tournaments whenever he can, usually once or twice a month. Saturday afternoon he was in a tournament in Buffalo.
His record achievement Friday night at Oak Orchard Lanes came during a league on which he bowls. He bowls on a league just about every night of the week, he said.
Curtis claims to have bowled his first game at the age of 11 months.
“My mom and dad were at Medina Lanes and they sat me down on the bowling alley,” Curtis said. “I crawled and pushed the ball down the alley.”
He has known since Middle School bowling is what he wanted to do.
“I really love bowling,” he said in a phone call Sunday afternoon from Rapids, where he was bowling in another tournament.
He does tend bar at Oak Orchard Lanes to supplement his income.
Curtis said his secret can probably be attributed to several things.
First, he is naturally athletic and played all sports. And he practices just about every day.
“My style is unique, people tell me,” he said. “I concentrate on keeping a smooth approach. I throw with a lot of speed, but the ball just flows.”
He has had his professional tour card since 2008, but hasn’t won a Professional Bowing Association title yet.
“That’s my goal,” he said.
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