Craig Cooper

Few if any bowling pins survived when Craig Cooper stared them down from the top of a lane.
Cooper, an eight-year veteran of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), knocked down the kind of milestones everyday bowlers dream about. Cooper bowled six perfect 300 games over a period of 31 years and came close four other times with three 299 games and one 298 game. Cooper scored 700 or better 200 times in three game series. and he once broke the 800 series milestone with an 814 series in 1985.
Cooper place third in the state in the All-American Youth Bowling Championship in 1975. He joined the Lorain Bowling Association (LBA) adult league that same year. He rolled his first sanctioned 300 game four ~, years later in 1979, the same year he joined the PBA.

From 1981-1997, his teams in the LBA earned nine actual and three handicap titles. One team achieved a score of 3,636, a Lorain scoring record. The mark breaks down to each player averaging scores of 727 per three game series and 242 pins per game.

© Avon Lake Sports Hall Of Fame