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Lent strikes for his 8th 300 game

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 9:50 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 10:27 a.m. CDT
(Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News)
Brandon Lent posted his eighth 300 game of his career while bowling in the Monday night men’s league on Sept. 11 at Mustang Lanes in Monroe. Lent is 25 and is from Pella, but has bowled at the Monroe bowling alley for three or four years.

MONROE — There’s nothing ‘old hat’ about rolling a 300 game for bowlers. At least not for 25-year-old Brandon Lent, who recorded his eighth 300 game in his career on Sept. 11 at Monroe’s Mustang Lanes.

“I’m always nervous. It never really changes. You get to the 10th frame and that’s when the ball gets heavier,” Lent said. “After the 11th frame, I knew I was going to get it because in that frame, I did not have a very good shot and all the pins went down anyway.

“You always have one lucky strike in there and I hadn’t had one yet. That was a good sign.”

Lent, who is from Pella, bowls in the Monroe’s Monday night men’s league on Gritters Electric team. And he thanked his team’s sponsor.

He said he has been bowling since he could push a ball down the lane — about 22 years.

“Bowling is always different. The oil pattern on the lanes is always different and shots are never the same,” he said. “It’s a great sport to do with friends you might not see all the time. I’m a pretty competitive person so competition is pretty fun.”

Lent said bowling was something he was good at when he was younger and stuck with it. He really enjoys the atmosphere at bowling alleys, Lent said, and has bowled at Mustang Lanes for three or four years.

In 2014, he rolled a 299 in a 813 series at Mustang Lanes. He also bowls in Pella.

Contact Jocelyn Sheets at 641-792-3121 ext. 6535 or jsheets@newtondailynews.com

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