Bowler from Sussex knocks down another record – Daily Record

Meet Dan Mangano, 22. He posted 300-279-278 for a big 857 in the Sal Troup Classic (scratch) league. He bested his previous high of 823 for his seventh sanctioned octo-series.

How he got into bowling is rare, to say the least.

He resides in Highland Lakes in Vernon and attends Sussex Community College, in addition to his work as a courier for Sparta Medical Associates. Dan doesn’t have any specific goals in bowling, but to bowl in a PBA tournament “would be cool.”

File art #8211; Bowling(Photo: Getty Images)

Mangano was a little nervous when he knew he needed the first strike in the third game’s 10th frame to beat the house record of 843. But he nailed it, and the rest is history. Dan used a Roto Grip Eternal Cell drilled by his friend and outstanding former youth bowler Jack Cook.

Jan.  21: Morris County USBC WBA Bowling Clinic at Bel Pike Lanes. Check-in is 9:30 a.m. and the clinic starts at 10 a.m. Only $7 per person, and open to men, women and youth bowlers who want to improve basic skills. Deadline for enrolling is Tuesday. For additional information, contact Liesl Apgar at 201-650-3708 or

March 31: Deadline for the Emma P. Hendrickson youth girls’ scholarship applications. Information needed includes education and extracurricular activities and bowling history. There is an essay component as well. Applications have been sent to all eligible county female youth bowlers. For any additional information or questions, contact Liesl Apgar at 201-650-3708 or

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