Several Los Angeles bowlers have sparked interest in a Guinness World Record by rolling an outsized number of games in one day. They didn’t land a spot in the fabled record book, but there was one person back east who did.
It happened last month and Florida native Chad McLean was the achiever.
What the 28-year-old McLean accomplished was setting a Guinness mark for most strikes in one minute: nine. McLean, a right-hander, started on lane 1 and stepped quickly to the line, took his shot (a strike), then bolted to lane 2 and took another shot (a strike), then repeated the process on lane 3 (a strike), lane 4 (nine pins) and so on.
It was truly amazing.
As he was firing away and rushing to the right, he didn’t appear to even look back to view the results of his shot.
McLean moved that fast.
And he was that confident.
Each time he dashed to the next lane, he was handed a ball and promptly let loose with an explosive shot that more often than not hooked into the pocket.
He took 14 shots during his record performance at AMF Alley Katz bowling alley in Gainesville, Fla. McLean broke the previous mark of eight strikes by Colin Champion, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
McLean is no rookie, by the way.
The Huffington Post reported that McLean’s biography credits him with 10 perfect games and that he had earned another Guinness record two years ago.
In 2011, he and partner Gene Dalusio set a record for highest pinfall in ten-pin bowling in 24 hours for two bowlers by knocking down 27,499 pins in a day.
“This is my thing,” McLean told the Gainesville Sun. “I will do something to leave my mark on the sport.”
Don’t be surprised if Chad McLean racks up another Guinness record . . . or two . . . or three . . . before he’s finished.