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It wasn't all bad

New Jersey 10-year-old becomes one of the youngest bowlers to score a perfect game

At just 10 years old, Kai Strothers accomplished something that most adult bowlers only dream of: He scored 300, a perfect game.

Kai lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, and last Saturday, he bowled a perfect game, becoming the youngest person in the state and the second youngest person in the U.S. to do so. "Calm, cool, collected, laid-back, reserved, that's him," his dad, Kenny Reece, told ABC 7 New York. "So because of that, he doesn't apply pressure to himself."

His family loves to bowl, and at age 4, he joined his first bowling league. He got serious at 8, and started practicing four times a week. School always comes first, though, and if his homework isn't done, he can't go to the lanes. "He's talented and gifted, and we always remind him to just stay humble and stay grateful," his mother, Sharonda Strothers, told NJ.com. Kai would love to go pro when he turns 18, and already, colleges are calling, hoping he'll one day bring his talents to their team. Catherine Garcia