Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area Sports

February 5, 2013

Griffin rolls 300 game at Plateau Bowling Lanes

CROSSVILLE — Ben Griffin, a junior at Stone Memorial High School, is becoming quite an accomplished bowler. At the age of 16, He is the youngest to bowl a 300 game at Plateau Lanes in Crossville, and may be the youngest to bowl a 700 series at the bowling alley.

On March 8, 2011, with an average of 171, he bowled games of 245, 216, and 247 for a series of 708, which may make him the youngest at Plateau Lanes to bowl a 700 series. He received a shirt from Plateau Lanes for this accomplishment.

On Jan. 10, 2013, he told his mom, “I really feel like I’m going to throw a 300 this week.”

On Jan. 15, just five days later, Griffin did just that. He threw 12 strikes in a row for a perfect game of 300 during the Tuesday Night Youth/Adult League. He will receive a 300-game ring from the United States Bowling Congress.

Griffin began bowling by going to the bowling alley as a toddler. His mom would set a ball up on a ramp for him to roll it down while she bowled. When he was four years old, he began bowling on the Saturday Morning Bumper League. 

The following year, he moved to the Junior League, and at age nine, he began bowling on the Tuesday Night Youth/Adult League with his mom. He has also bowled with his Dad on that league and the last few years he has been bowling with Terry Franklin, assistant bowling coach for Stone Memorial High School. 

When Griffin began bowling on the Youth/Adult league you could see a big improvement in his bowling, he became more competitive bowling against the adults. Once he started bowling with Terry Franklin, he really improved.

Franklin carries an average of 213 on that league and Griffin is catching up to him. Griffin has an average of 183 on the Youth/Adult League and an average of 202 on the high school team, where he is co-captain with senior Levi Melton.

In 2011, as a freshman at SMHS, Griffin was named “District Rookie of the Year." In 2012 he made first team All-District and in 2013, he bowled in the Individual High School State Championships.

Ben is the son of Scott and Pam Griffin of Crossville. When he sets a goal for himself he usually sticks to his plans and makes that goal. 

Griffin is an Eagle Scout with Troop 271 in Crossville and hopes to become a Pro-Bowler with the PBA. With an average of 202, he already meets the average requirement to join the PBA. He plans to attend college before joining the PBA.

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