New York bowler rolls 900 series Terry Bigham April 26, 2019 ARLINGTON, Texas – Jeremy Milito said he had bowled on Lanes 1 and 2 of the Farmingdale Bowling Center about five times this season and not had much success.But, bowling on the pair again Thursday night, the 26-year-old left-hander from Patchogue, New York, told himself he would try a different game plan, and it literally worked to perfection, as he became the 35th bowler to roll a 900 series, connecting for 36 consecutive strikes during the Epic Edge Trios league.“It was absolutely surreal,” Milito said. “Our league is a full half-side, and there is another full league on the other side of the house. By the end, people were watching, and there was a huge crowd. It was dead quiet, they unplugged the games, no announcements – it was really quiet. It was a really awesome environment.”Milito’s achievement is pending approval from the United States Bowling Congress and would be the second perfect series of the 2018-2019 season and 36th USBC-approved 900 overall. Jonathan Wilbur of North Clarendon, Vermont, rolled a 900 series on Jan. 14, 2019.Milito’s 900 came on the first pair of the center, and he had recently shot 640 on that pair. He explained that Lane 1 was a lot tighter, and Lane 2 hooks early, so he used a stronger ball on Lane 1 and a weaker ball on Lane 2. He stuck with the same two balls the entire series.Milito, who is a financial analyst, also had to clear a mental hurdle he had not encountered during an 878 series, his previous best series, shot two years ago.“My longest run from the start had been the front 18, so after the first game and a half, it was unchartered territory,” Milito said. “Even with the 878, I shot 278 the first game, then went 300-300. So, I was little nervous in the 10th frame of Game 2, because I felt if I got the first two (300 games), then I have a chance at something really big.”He said in Game 3, it was just all about taking it slow.“Everyone was kind of staying away from me, like a pitcher with a perfect game, and the pace was really good, everyone going when it was their turn,” Milito said.The first USBC-approved 900 occurred Feb. 2, 1997 when Jeremy Sonnenfeld rolled three consecutive perfect games in Lincoln, Nebraska.For more information on USBC records, visit BOWL.com/Records.USBC-Approved 900 Series (36)Jeremy Sonnenfeld (R), Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 2, 1997Tony Roventini (L), Greenfield, Wis., Nov. 9, 1998Vince Wood (R), Moreno Valley, Calif., Sept, 29, 1999Robby Portalatin (L), Jackson, Mich., Dec. 28, 2000James Hylton (R), Salem, Ore., May 2, 2001Jeff Campbell II (R), New Castle, Pa., June 12, 2004Darin Pomije (R), New Prague, Minn., Dec. 9, 2004Robert Mushtare (R), Fort Drum, N.Y., Dec. 5, 2005 and Feb. 19, 2006Lonnie Billiter Jr. (R), Fairfield, Ohio, Feb. 13, 2006Mark Wukoman (R), Greenfield, Wis., April 22, 2006P.J. Giesfeldt (R), Milwaukee, Dec. 23, 2006Rich Jerome Jr. (R), Baltimore, Dec. 22, 2008Chris Aker (L), Winnemucca, Nev., Oct. 30, 2009Andrew Teall (R), Medford, N.J., Nov. 2, 2009Andrew Mank (R), Belleville, Ill., March 18, 2010William Howell III (L), Middletown, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2010Matt Latarski (R), Medina, Ohio, Nov. 28, 2010Bob Kammer Jr. (R), Crown Point, Ind., Jan. 8, 2011John Martorella Sr. (R), Greece, N.Y., April 12, 2012Jimmy Schmitzer (R), Riverside, Calif., April 20, 2012James Williams (R), Pawcatuck, Conn., (bowled in Wakefield, R.I.), April 16, 2013Joe Scarborough (R), Charlotte, N.C., (bowled in The Villages, Fla.), April 21, 2013Todd James (R), East New Market, Md., (bowled in Laurel, Del.), March 18, 2014Amos Gordon (R), Colorado Springs, Colo., April 11, 2014Earon Vollmar (R), Toledo, Ohio, Jan. 19, 2015Hakim Emmanuel (R), Stoughton, Mass., Feb. 19, 2015David Sewesky (L), Dearborn, Mich., Jan. 10, 2016Dale Gerhard (R), Mill Hall, Pa., Jan. 12, 2016Sean Osbourn (R), Houston, Nov. 21, 2016John Buchanan III (R), Evansville, Ind., Jan. 11, 2017Sam Esposito (R), Homer Glen, Ill., Feb. 3, 2017Brady Stearns (R), St. Cloud, Minn., March 28, 2017Joe Novara (R), East Patchogue, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2017Jonathan Wilbur (R), North Clarendon, Vt., Jan. 14, 2019Jeremy Milito (L), Holbrook, N.Y., April 25, 2019**** Pending formal approval by the United States Bowling Congress.