Rydberg rolls second 300 game of career

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SOUTH BELOIT - Mike Rydberg rolled his first 300 game eight years ago and said since then he's flirted with another perfect game "dozens of times."

"I've had 299s, 298s, 296s," the 57-year-old bowler said. "This year I had a 289 twice."

So when he rolled the first 11 strikes on March 6 in his opening game in the KRV Accounting League at Viking Lanes he couldn't help but wonder if the shoe was about to drop.

"You have to," he said. "When you've come close so many times, you just figure something is going to happen."

Only this time Rydberg hammered the pocket and all those bowling demons, completing the second 300 game of his career.

"The only ball I didn't throw well was in about the sixth frame, but it hit well and carried," he said. "The guys on my team were laughing about that one, but it turned out to obviously be key."

When it was over, he turned around and found out his friends were already throwing videos up on Facebook of the historic strike.

"I didn't have to let anybody know about it because it was already on Facebook," he said.

Rydberg went on to bowl a 244 and then a 236 to finish with a 780 series.

After the 12 straight strikes, he threw one more in game two and then "threw a terrible ball for my only open," he said.

Still, it wasn't a bad run for a guy who isn't having one of his strongest season.

"I'm averaging 196 which the since since I was 17," he said. "It's been a horrible year. Until this, anyway. It was sure nice to see."

Rydberg said that while he has an occasional high game, he is much more likely to be consistent.

"Last season I averaged 210 and I only had one 700 series," he said. "I roll a lot of 630-640 series."

Over the weekend, Rydberg bowled in the Wisconsin State Tournament in Wausau and was on the pair next to Lyle Schober when he rolled his sixth 300 of the season on Sunday.

"He was just on fire," Rydberg said.

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